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Wittman47
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Aurora R5, power supply upgrade confusion

I'm installing the CX650M to replace the standard power supply in my Aurora R5. I can't figure out if I'm supposed to connect a PCIe cable from my graphics card to the power supply or to the GPU power on the motherboard?

I've never done this before and I don't want to mess up my computer.

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Tesla1856
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Re: Aurora R5, power supply upgrade confusion


@Wittman47 wrote:

1. or to the GPU power on the motherboard?

2. to connect a PCIe cable from the power-supply to my graphics card

 


1. Yes, but that is a "processor power" cable ... usually a 4+4 . The PS should have 2 sets.

2. Yes, as is common, most nice video cards require that.

They are two separate things. 

Also, pretty sure only the appropriate (properly keyed) connector will even fit inside the socket.


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