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Old 06-20-08, 05:30 AM   #8
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Default Re: Computer won't boot up with GTX 280

There are 2 types of 8-pin cables AFAIK. One is for certain motherboards and the other is for newer video cards. Only recently have PSUs started to carry the PCIe 8-Pin connector. So I guess that since you got your PSU 2 years ago, it doesn't have the correct connector...

The left 8-Pin is the motherboard one, the right one is the graphics card one.

You need a PSU that says "Pci Express 8-Pin" or "6+2 Pin" on the specs...

This is the newer M12II PSU

Notice at the wires the 6+2 Connector.

Your PSU only has the 6P connector, and the normal EPS 8P which is not for video cards...
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