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KapMajid
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Hello, so I bought an EVGA GTX950 SSC (only the card, nothing else came with it) and there is only a 6pin in it, I went to buy a PSU, I searched it's cables and there is no 6 pin cable in it, is there a specific type of PSU's that comes with a 6pin or what, or how does this work? please someone explain to me, how can I connect this GPU to a PSU?

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Yukikaze
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Most (good) desktop power supplies in the 400W and above range have a 6-pin connector. It is actually quite hard to find one without one, or even two. Only crappy power supplies might still be missing this connector and you want to avoid them anyway.

That said, for a GTX950 you can use a Dell DA-2 power brick to power up the GDC Beast. It is a 220w power brick that has an 8-pin connector that goes into the 8-pin input of the Beast. It costs around 10-12$ off ebay, and even with international shipping (as I remember you're not in the US or the EU), it shouldn't be more than 20$ or so. The Beast has a 6-pin output as well, and you can connect a 6-pin male to 6-pin male cable from that output to your video card (you can get these online, of you can easily make one yourself by splicing together the male ends of two 6-pin extender cables that are sold pretty much everywhere, including nearly every small computer/cabling store). It will be cheaper and take up less space than using a desktop power supply.

If you insist using a desktop power supply, and it really does not have 6-pin connectors, you can simply use a Molex/Sata Power to 6-pin PCIe converter. These typically take two Molex or Sata Power connectors and turn them into a single PCIe 6-pin male connector.

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Plastixx
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Buy a used Dell DA-2 power supply and then get this cable...

http://www.banggood.com/6-PIN-Graphics-Card-Cable-for-EXP-GDC-Beast-Laptop-External-Independent-Video-Card-Dock-p-1032795.html

 

Not sure how common the DA-2 is in Africa, but here you can get them for as low as 10USD. It's the cheapest and cleanest solution.

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KapMajid
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I bought a 450W power supply with a Molex/Sata Power to 6-pin PCIe converter, plugged everything to the GPU and the GDC Beast, deactivated Intel Graphics, used DDU to clean past drivers, installed latest drivers, but I got 2 problems now, I only have 2 resolutions to choose from, + Nvidia control panel says that I'm no using an Nvidia GPU even though the device manager says the opposite, I ran a game and I got 3fps in the menu.. can someone please help me fix this..
PS: the GPU fans runs normal in the beginning then they stop turning, and there is blue light in the EXP GDC Beast..

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Plastixx
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Internal or external display? If you're using the internal display then the HD 3000 can't be disabled or Optimus won't work.

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KapMajid
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Internal Display, well what should I do then?
please don't tell me that I need an external display

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Plastixx
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What happens when you enable the HD 3000 in device manager? Did you manually disable it or is there a warning/error code?

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KapMajid
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I enabled the HD 3000 and the Nvidia GPU WORKED! I tried 2 games by now (RocketLeague and TheWitcher2) and I get a steady 40FPS, idk if I can make it more than that, but I'm really happy by those results and that the GPU worked, thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it! if you have any advices to increase the FPS please let me know, Thanks again!
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Plastixx
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I don't have either of those games, but between the card being a 950 and taking a performance hit by using the internal display, I wouldn't expect too much. Using an external display is probably the only thing that will squeeze a few extra FPS out of the system.

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Yukikaze
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Glad to hear it is running. Game on! Smile

Want to output 4K@60Hz out of an old system on the cheap? Read here.
Give your Node Pro a second Thunderbolt3 controller for reliable peripherals by re-using a TB3 dock (~50$).

"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."

 
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