• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

X1950 stable with 4 to 6 pin adapter?

Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#1
Like an idiot I bought a HIS x1950xt IceQ 256mb without checking all the requirments(which were actually hard to find). Well my power supply doesnt have 6 pin connectors so I bought a 4 to 6 pin adapter. HIS's site says they do not recoomend using an adapter, do you think I can get away with that or do I need a new PSU. My current PSU is a okia 600W. This one to be exact http://wwww.magicmicro.com/pmoreinfo.asp?iid=1392#Click to details
 

DaMulta

My stars went supernova
Joined
Aug 3, 2006
Messages
16,159 (3.89/day)
Likes
1,416
Location
Oklahoma T-Town
System Name Work in progress
Processor AMD 955---4Ghz
Motherboard MSi GD70
Cooling OcZ Phase/water
Memory Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-16000
Video Card(s) CrossfireX 2 X HD 4890 1GB OCed to 1000Mhz
Storage SSD 64GB
Display(s) Envision 24'' 1920x1200
Case Using the desk ATM
Audio Device(s) Sucky onboard for now :(
Power Supply 1000W TruePower Quattro
#2
What are your amps?
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#3
It's really hard to say. I can't find any details for the amperage provided on the 12v rail. Unfortunately, there's only one way to find out, unless you can find some detailed specs.
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#4
22a at 12v
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#5
sorry had to open it up to see, diffucult task with a nice buzz
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#6
Hey wile E where you at in western PA? Pittsburgh here
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#7
Yep, beaver county here. Nice to see another local in here. lol

As for the psu, 22a is a little low. It will be very, very close. It might take it for a while, but I would replace it ASAP.
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#8
well actually new kensington but pittsburgh in 15 minutes away. Will it damage the card or anything or just the PSU?
 

DaMulta

My stars went supernova
Joined
Aug 3, 2006
Messages
16,159 (3.89/day)
Likes
1,416
Location
Oklahoma T-Town
System Name Work in progress
Processor AMD 955---4Ghz
Motherboard MSi GD70
Cooling OcZ Phase/water
Memory Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-16000
Video Card(s) CrossfireX 2 X HD 4890 1GB OCed to 1000Mhz
Storage SSD 64GB
Display(s) Envision 24'' 1920x1200
Case Using the desk ATM
Audio Device(s) Sucky onboard for now :(
Power Supply 1000W TruePower Quattro
#9
Yep, beaver county here. Nice to see another local in here. lol

As for the psu, 22a is a little low. It will be very, very close. It might take it for a while, but I would replace it ASAP.
Agreed

You are shooting for 30 amps.
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#10
well actually new kensington but pittsburgh in 15 minutes away. Will it damage the card or anything or just the PSU?
PSU will most likely fry. Oh, and fill out you profile and sys specs and stick around. Welcome aboard.
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#11
I got a warranty on both. But that sucks. Ill have to pick one up on payday. Ill end up buying one from bestbuy or something because im an impatient bastard. I paid almost 40 dollars shipping for a card that wont work.....
 

DaMulta

My stars went supernova
Joined
Aug 3, 2006
Messages
16,159 (3.89/day)
Likes
1,416
Location
Oklahoma T-Town
System Name Work in progress
Processor AMD 955---4Ghz
Motherboard MSi GD70
Cooling OcZ Phase/water
Memory Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-16000
Video Card(s) CrossfireX 2 X HD 4890 1GB OCed to 1000Mhz
Storage SSD 64GB
Display(s) Envision 24'' 1920x1200
Case Using the desk ATM
Audio Device(s) Sucky onboard for now :(
Power Supply 1000W TruePower Quattro
#12
If you get dual 12 rails just add the two(amps) together.
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#13
Thanks for the help though wish I would of found this place a long time ago.
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#14
I got a warranty on both. But that sucks. Ill have to pick one up on payday. Ill end up buying one from bestbuy or something because im an impatient bastard. I paid almost 40 dollars shipping for a card that wont work.....
Best Buy Waaaaaaayyyyy overcharges for psus. Plus, most of them I have been in around here don't carry too many good ones. You should try CompUsa in Robinson (if it's still around, haven't been there in a while), they also overcharge, but you might luck out and catch a sale. They also have better psus there in my experience.
 

DaMulta

My stars went supernova
Joined
Aug 3, 2006
Messages
16,159 (3.89/day)
Likes
1,416
Location
Oklahoma T-Town
System Name Work in progress
Processor AMD 955---4Ghz
Motherboard MSi GD70
Cooling OcZ Phase/water
Memory Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-16000
Video Card(s) CrossfireX 2 X HD 4890 1GB OCed to 1000Mhz
Storage SSD 64GB
Display(s) Envision 24'' 1920x1200
Case Using the desk ATM
Audio Device(s) Sucky onboard for now :(
Power Supply 1000W TruePower Quattro
#15
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#16
Robinson??? Madness I live 10 minutes from monroeville. And good point I always forget about good ol comp usa
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#17
actually my buddy might still work there Ill give him the money and make him buy it.
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#18
omg they shut the monroeville one down that sucks.
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#19
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
165 (0.04/day)
Likes
1
Location
New Kensington, PA
Processor AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard ASUS M3A32 Premium MVP Wi Fi
Cooling ZALMAN CNPS9700, 3 120mm fans. Side case fan
Memory 4GB Gskill
Video Card(s) 2 HIS 3870IceQ iTurbos
Storage 2, 1 160GB, 1 120GB
Display(s) Dell 22" HD
Case Thermal Take Armor
Audio Device(s) Auzen tech X-Fi Prelude 7.1
Power Supply Hiper 880w
Software Vista 32(general use and dx10 gaming), XP 64(gaming).
#20
screw that anyway I found a SilverStone Strider SST-ST60F 600W SLi Modular PSU for $90 its on ATI's certified list so im gonna buy it and run it on the old power supply till it comes. Sound like a good idea??
 

Wile E

Power User
Joined
Oct 1, 2006
Messages
24,318 (5.95/day)
Likes
3,682
System Name The ClusterF**k
Processor 980X @ 4Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 BIOS F12
Cooling MCR-320, DDC-1 pump w/Bitspower res top (1/2" fittings), Koolance CPU-360
Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#21
Sounds like a plan. Just don't game too much at once. Take lots of breaks to let the psu cool down.
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2005
Messages
2,908 (0.65/day)
Likes
656
Location
Baltimore MD
Processor FX-8320@ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 970A-UD3
Cooling Xigmatek S1283
Memory 2x4Gb Corsair 1600 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX-480 Nitro
Storage OCZ Vertex 3 120G, 1TB WD Black
Display(s) Dell S2330MX
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Fatal1ty / 5.1 Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Silverstone DA750
Software Win10 pro 64bit
#22
Sounds like a plan. Just don't game too much at once. Take lots of breaks to let the psu cool down.
nah i have a silverstone not that model but i run f@h gpu mode 24/7 at 72* gpu temp without any problems i can vouch for its cool ness because the fan has never come off idle hell my artic cooler makes more noise then it and its allways blowing cool air out the back grille

secondly i had the same problem with my 1950xt and a non pci-e supporting psu with low amps shit keept locking up or the gfx card would vpu recover since this new psu not a single power related hiccup
 
Joined
Mar 17, 2005
Messages
1,044 (0.22/day)
Likes
42
Location
Belfast...N. Ireland mate!
System Name Jezebelle
Processor FX6300 @4.5GHz
Motherboard Biostar A880GZ
Cooling Zalman CNPS9700
Memory 2x8GB Ballistix Sport
Video Card(s) VTX3D HD 7870 Tahiti 2GB
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB, Sammy 1TB F3
Display(s) BenQ Xl2411Z
Case Acer Aspire T180 stealth case
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 7.1 HD, does the job!
Power Supply Enermax Infiniti 720W
Keyboard Logitech G15
Software 7 Pro
#23
screw that anyway I found a SilverStone Strider SST-ST60F 600W SLi Modular PSU for $90 its on ATI's certified list so im gonna buy it and run it on the old power supply till it comes. Sound like a good idea??
We get TOTALLY stroked in the UK 4 EVERYTHING!

http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http:...t&cd=1&usg=AFrqEzfK9NUt_rdXX5CDbaF3VdExCRDpZwhttp://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.beast-pc.com/pd_600w_silverstone.cfm&fr=AFyiKlSMvYVu2xdXz4O_M9MXg870MYHm2QAAAAAAAAAA&sa=X&oi=froogle&ct=result&cd=1&usg=AFrqEzfK9NUt_rdXX5CDbaF3VdExCRDpZw

:mad:
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2005
Messages
2,908 (0.65/day)
Likes
656
Location
Baltimore MD
Processor FX-8320@ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 970A-UD3
Cooling Xigmatek S1283
Memory 2x4Gb Corsair 1600 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX-480 Nitro
Storage OCZ Vertex 3 120G, 1TB WD Black
Display(s) Dell S2330MX
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Fatal1ty / 5.1 Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Silverstone DA750
Software Win10 pro 64bit
#24
Joined
Apr 23, 2006
Messages
3,558 (0.84/day)
Likes
249
Location
Enschede, The Netherlands
System Name Lian Li Carbon fiber ed.
Processor Intel i5 2500k 4.6Ghz 24/7 Max OC 5Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Cooling Swiftech blocks, 360 Xflow rad, Swiftech 120 rad, Liang with XSPC res/pump top.
Memory 8Gb Mushkin 1600Mhz 8-9-8-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD6950 2Gb
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 128 / Western Digital 160
Display(s) ASUS 25,5" wide VW266h
Power Supply Corsair HX620 modular
Software Windows 7 64
#25
A X1950 Pro rating is about 25 amps on load.
So yeah get a new psu. A good one. 500 watt with 30 amps or so.