Possibly one for Foxy.
With his birthday cash, my lad has bought a whizzo graphics card for his PC.
When installed, it boots and the screen says “PLEASE POWER DOWN AND CONNECT THE PCIe POWER CABLE(S) FOR ALL GRAPHICS CARDS”
The card has an 8-pin Molex power connector. A short Y adaptor cable is supplied, 8 pin Molex going to two 6-pin Molex, one with 6 wires and one with only 5 wires.
The ATX PSU has only one 6-pin Molex connector (and no 8-pin connectors).
Connecting the PSU to the 6-pin connector (with 6 wires including the sense wire) on the adapator turns on the 12V on the 8-way. Connecting the PSU 6-way to the other 6-way (5 wires, no sense wire) adaptor does not turn on the 12V to the 8-way. So I know to connect to the one with 6 wires. And then the 8-way on the other end to the card.
Both have the same boot-up message, and effect, though.
Does this message really mean “Your PSU is not man enough, guv”?
There are spare Molex 4-pin power connectors on the PSU wiring harness. Would a 4-pin to 6-pin adaptor connected to the other 6-pin of » Continue Reading.