Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Can somebody tell me what this is?


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
21 replies to this topic

#1 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:13 AM

Keep in mind I have not messed with any upgrades on newer systems or any system in a few years... Bought a new PC with plans on upgrading it a little bit. When I opened the case. I noticed that the PSU did not have any extra wires to it. Then I saw this, which looks like some kind of extra power brick or power hub thing. its in the case in the front so its not by the PSU.  and what plug ins those are on it... if so is there a way to run a GPU off it.. or would I need to buy a whole new PSU.. it is a 500Watt so Im surprised it doesnt have extra wires for it..  EDIT::: I think that is just to power HDD on as those are labled SATA next to the connector... please see picture below

 

power.jpg


Edited by MasseyMan65560, 12 June 2016 - 12:31 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:27 AM

Well I took the other side of the tower off and found this...  is there an adapter to run a GPU from this. is this the right adapter to use for a GPU, I know its a4 pin but couldnt I get a 4 to 8 pin adapter.  adapter.jpg


Edited by MasseyMan65560, 12 June 2016 - 12:54 AM.


#3 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,399 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 04:43 AM

Same discussion here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617063/best-gpu-that-does-not-need-extra-power/#entry4019667

 

As for GPU, you would need an adapter like this http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie6.jpg (6-pin)



#4 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:19 AM

So that black plug is for power, and I can buy a 4 to 8 pin PCI E? I found plenty of 4 to 8 pin ATX cables..


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:55 PM.


#5 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 06:23 AM

The card I want needs an 8 pin, so would I need to buy a 4 to 6, then a 6 to 8. I talked to EVGA and they said the 960 comes with 2X6 to 8....



#6 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,399 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 11:55 AM

 

That plug is power http://s33.postimg.org/4fyduogaz/adapter.jpg

 

 

Radeon R9 380 (4GB version recommended) is much better than GeForce 960. And also cheaper so I wouldn't even consider 960.

 

8-pin version of adapter example http://cdn.overclock.net/7/75/75e2c0ab_k-pcie-molex_main.jpeg


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:52 PM.


#7 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:03 PM

Would it be unsafe to run the molex adapter? Not sure if the guy at Micro Center wanted to sell me a new PSU or not but much current is 500watt and he said he wouldn't use moles adapter.. is it seems to use land would a moex adapter work on that. He said it was mainly for drives


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:53 PM.


#8 rqt

rqt

  • Members
  • 382 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:03:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:33 PM

If you've got a 500W power supply with no GPU power connectors, & you want to use a GPU that requires power connectors, then it's a safe be that the 500W power supply in question is either old or low quality (& probably both). If I were in your position I'd replace it - if you put a high load on it then it will probably self destruct anyway & possibly take other parts of your PC with it. 

 

(the 4 pin Molex connector you found is intended for optical drives or IDE hard drives)


Edited by rqt, 12 June 2016 - 12:35 PM.


#9 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,399 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 01:14 PM

Agreed. Every modern (at most 10 year old) 500W PSU has PCI Express connectors. It's possible that you have some kind of special model considering that strange SATA-fan bridge.

 

So PSU manufacturer and exact model is?


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:53 PM.


#10 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 03:28 PM

http://www.microcenter.com/product/453237/Gamer_Ultra_GUA3300M_Desktop_Computer

 

TurboLink Switching Power Supply 500Watt ATX-XG500W



#11 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,399 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 03:52 PM

Change PSU too, that's bad quality.


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:54 PM.


#12 rqt

rqt

  • Members
  • 382 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:03:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 04:00 PM

"TurboLink Switching Power Supply 500Watt ATX-XG500W"

 

So not old, but almost certainly not really 500 Watts & apparently really horrible quality.

 

You don't want to be connecting that to anything you had to pay for - please get a reasonable quality PSU.



#13 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 04:08 PM

so its not really 500Watt?? would it run a GTX 750 Ti


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:54 PM.


#14 rqt

rqt

  • Members
  • 382 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:03:52 PM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 04:30 PM

Personally I would just not use that power supply for anything other than testing old & valueless components.  

 

If it were fit to use with a GPU that required a supplemental power connection (i.e. most GPUs, including GTX 750 Ti) then it would already have the appropriate connectors. The fact that those connectors are not present should tell you all that you need to know.


Edited by rqt, 12 June 2016 - 04:32 PM.


#15 MasseyMan65560

MasseyMan65560
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 74 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:52 AM

Posted 12 June 2016 - 04:36 PM

The GTX 750 Ti does not need any extra power adapters. it uses up to 60 of the 75 the PCIe slot carries... Its $100 and 2GB... then when I get around to buying a new PSU and better 4GB+ card.. I'll put this 750 Ti in my other desktop and replace the 5450 that in that one...

 

so if the GPU does not need any extra power it should be fine, right? there is a 720 1GB card in there now...


Edited by hamluis, 15 June 2016 - 12:54 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users