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Dell E520 Molex adaptor/Splitter

RockstarRob Avatar
9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
Hi,

I recently bought a Dell E520 and wanted to upgrade my graphics card so I purchased a x1950 card, to my horror the Dell features no molex connections and has 2 spare satas. Is it possible to find an adapter that will turn an sata into a molex? or a splitter that I could use with the Dvd drive connection? as this is sata also. Thanks guys
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#2
I've never seen a converter to go back from SATA power to molex I'm afraid. Are you any good with a soldering iron? You could get a SATA power extension lead and cut it then wire it to a molex (or you could cut one of the spare SATA sockets directly of the PSU and replace with molex but this would of course invalidate any warranty).
#3
One bloke said he used a y splitter cable that goes into the p10 connector on mobo and gives you 2 molexes.Don`t know if the standard dell psu is up to it tho you can only try.
Loads of posts on it on dell community forums have a look with keywords `e520 psu` and `e520 x1950`
Good luck let us know how you get on
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Hi caulcano, just let let you know that links to items on ebay are not allowed on the forums and thats why your post has been removed :)
#5
Ah, that's why....thx.

Anyway, a 'PCI Express 4 Pin Molex to 6 Pin PCI-E Power Cable Adaptor' might help you get your card the power it needs.

And a '2 way Molex Power Splitter' will enable you split one of the Molex Power, from say your DVD drive, into 2/3 seperate ones (depending on which one you buy).

The above Maplins link helps.
#6
I think the problem unless I'm mistaken is Dell have made away with all standard power molexes as the drives now just use SATA power connectors? If so a normal molex splitter won't do..

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