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new 680 install. need help

BucWhite

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my gtx 660 has a 6 prong port feeding the power. my 680 has a 6 and an 8. how do I hook it up? total rookie here
 

BucWhite

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the system is an alienware aurora r4. whatever it came with . 875 watts . unknow what brand
 

Face2Face

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Take the black shroud off that covers your GPU and PSU, then look for a 8Pin PSU connector. With that large of a PSU, you should have two available - I would think.
 

96Firebird

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Yeah, there should be an 8-pin connector somewhere in there, it may be hidden behind the other side of the computer depending on how well they were at cable management. Usually it is close to the 6-pin connector though.
 

BucWhite

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it has 2 extra 6 prongs attached to each other with a 2 prong also connected to those wires. the video card now has an extra 6 and 2 hanging off with on six attached. the 680 card came with a converter I believe to make 1 8 out of 6's correct?
 

BucWhite

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I posted after the pic. so use the 2 prong connected to the 6 to make 8? then use the normal 6 that's attached to those?
 

notty22

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I posted after the pic. so use the 2 prong connected to the 6 to make 8? then use the normal 6 that's attached to those?
Yes. Ideally they will be marked like the picture, and you should not have to force anything.
 

BucWhite

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thank you guys. I used the same wire. one had a 6 prong and then the 6 with the 2. i'll let you know how it goes. I appreciate it.
 

96Firebird

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Make sure the 680 is fully seated in the PCI-E slot, that is a common problem when installing video cards.
 

BucWhite

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still beeping. wont turn on. I am using one set of wires, 2 6's and 1 2prong connecting everything. nothing.
 

cmdrdredd

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Make sure the power cable snap in all the way. It is easy to plug it in and not get it snapped all the way.

It could be a couple of things though, it's so simple for me to do but hard to explain over the internet.
 

Face2Face

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Make sure that 6+2 pin connector is installed correctly. Also look for another one and try it out. You should have (2) 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors.
 

zaydq

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The pins only go in one way... Make sure the card is fully seated into the pci-e slot and your 6+ 8 pin connectors are fully into the 680. Its really simple.
 

BucWhite

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it ended up being a faulty card. I spoke with a couple techs from NVidia and after troubleshooting, they came to that conclusion. I contacted newegg and they said send it back for the refund.
 

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