Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trt740, Jun 21, 2008.
or 9800gx2 has anyone seen where you can buy one.
IIRC jabtech or sidewinder should have what your'e looking for
Cant you just make your own? They are only extra ground wires.
where do you get a two pin connector from?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198003 not for a 9800gx2 must be a real 8 pin plug hey will this work or is it only for a motherboard?
I made a ground wire on my 3870x2 but not sure it would work on a 9800gx2
That looks like its for an 8pin 12v P4 Aux motherboard power connector.
Heres what you might need tho
all i can seem to find are 4/6pin connector's at petra's and frozenCPU
maybe PM CyberDruid/steelkane they may know a place
shouldn't the power cord I made work if it works on a 3870x2 or does the extra two pins on a 9800gx2 actually have power?
The extra 2 pins in all 8 pin are ground. will work T.
thx guys maybe trading my 3870x2 in really like it but seeing a 9800gx2 at 400.00 is very temping. I wonder will the 4870 beat it. I also am not sure about waiting tell july 12 for i a 4850 to get here. My 3870x2 is still returnable keep getting vpu recoverys in games. No sure if it's the card or drivers. This card is fast as hell getting 150fps in witcher at maxed settings, but wondering one about the prices of the 9800gx2 dropping 200.00 and these vpu error . Plus I was gonna crossfirex a 4850 but from what i'm getting thats not possible either. If I can figure out whats up with these vpu errors I might keep what I have.
Of course it will... one 4850 already comes close to a GTX280 in power and the GTX280 is supposedly better than a 9800gx2... and the 4870 is supposed to be more than just an overvolted 3850 this time around. We shall see...
Reguarding the power connector, I've even heard of people using a paper clip on the last 2 plugs to enable overdrive on the 2900s... since it IS just ground pins, apparantly. Tricks it into thinking it has 8 pin.
well thx hat
I thought that the 3870x2 took just two 6pin PCIE connectors just as the 3870 takes just one 6pin PCIe connector?
This causes me some concern as part of the reason why I am opting to go for two 4870's in Crossfire setup (when they come available) is that I believe like the 4850, the 4870 will require only a 6pin PCIe connector which means I will not have to upgrade my PSU.
Since the 4870 is reputed to be more energy efficient thanks to GDDR5, I am thinking surely I am right in thinking the above?
Might be and I think I fixed the vpu recovery error they were from having AI on advanced. This is kinda a moot point for now. I like my 3870x2 again now off for somemore witcher lol. I will let ya know in a hours or so if I get a VPU error again I may opt for a 9800gx2 for 399.00. I really like a single card over crossfire or sli even if it is dual gpu.
okay Update vpu error again WTF I'm getting pissed.
Do you have OverDrive enabled T?
Here is a link to buy a 6 to 8 pin adapter only 7.99
I fixed it I think fraps was causing it not sure.
Reinstall CCC to disable it for now. I have a feeling it may be causing an issue. From there you may be having a problem with the core clocks.
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