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Bypass the need for a 8pin din plug on a HD2900XT.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by OneCool, May 25, 2007.

  1. OneCool

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    All you need is a jumper wire like this

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    Now find a free 4pin 12volt rail off your psu and plug a female pin into a BLACK 12v lead..like this

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    Now looking at the HD2900XT's 8pin plug.With the connector snap facing UP connect the MALE pin to the bottom left pin ... here

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    Should look something like this...

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    This was just a quick thing and I will make a better jumper but I wanted to see if it would work and it does :D

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    I havent had a chance to OC the card yet but all signs say it should do better than my current 850/1000 with dual 6pin's only.

    I will get back to this when I have more time..
     
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    :( Hurry up ;)

    Good Job :toast:

    Maybe Wiz can do that
     
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    you are supplying ground to the ground pin of the 8pin plug. the 12v input is left empty. correct?
     
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    Yep..It just opens the overdrive in the driver is all.

    I based it off a picture of a 6pin to 8pin adapter.
     
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    So you could theoretically jump a 12v wire to the other pin.
     
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    I tried that but my motherboard wouldnt post.

    It would just flash lights for a second and go dead.

    Once taken out it still works fine.
     
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    The MSI comes with an adapter



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    Looking at the plug it does the same thing I just did.

    Ground the 8pin to show the OverDrive in the driver.

    It doesnt have a 12v lead either? :confused:
     
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    Well see if you can get a better OC then 850/1000 :p
     
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    865/1000..best stable clocks on stock cooling.
     
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    So it worked any scores ?? 3DM06 :)
     
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    Nice Score :toast:

    How hot did it get ? @ 865/1000

    Intel Conroe E6600 cooled by Xp-90c :wtf:
    Is it really that cold ? If so why only 3423GHz ??
     
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    I've bought this one here:

    Link

    US site, but they ship to the UK. Was about £6.
     

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