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Topic # 111988 21-Nov-2012 23:28
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Ok, just bought a NVidia gtx 660Ti
It requires two additional atx aux power sockets
My psu has 1
Graphics card comes with adapters to convert a 4pin power plug to a 6pin atx aux plug. 
Problem: the male plug on the adapter lines up the coloured wires with the female plug in an odd way.  That is, the yellow to the yellow, one black to black and then the red to a black, with the fourth pin not connected.
See attached pic for more details

So, do I change the adapter wires to match up, ie yellow to yellow, black to black, red to red?  Or is this the way it's supposed to be?

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  Reply # 722112 24-Nov-2012 01:18
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The colour of the insulation means nothing to the current flowing thru it. Check what goes where at the other end.

If you change it and it blows up you dont have a leg to standon with the retailer. If you use it as is and it blows up, its their problem.

Also a video card will have no use for 5 volts which is on the red wire from the PSU, so I have no idea why they would use red on the adapter loom other than getting a great deal on red wire from their supplier.


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