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The X41 uses a 110vac Power Adapter to a 12vdc 6-pin connector on the back of the PC. I have not verified the volts at each pin... but my real question is this: Can I wire up a power cable to my 12vdc motorhome batteries ? I did this with a TV and a DVD player and they work fine.
It seems silly to power the motorhome's AC "converter", then plug in the Power Adapter to convert the 110 back to 12vdc.

( FYI... this is NOT like running a laptop with 12vdc. Laptops have batteries, and get their power thru their charging circuitry )
Thanks in advance & Merry Xmas !

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As long as the Voltage matches it does not matter where the power originates from. The voltage must match exactly to the adapter readings. Hope this helps.

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I need a new graphics card - are they still available for this make & model and what is the name & type of card I need to buy?


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https://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/5022/5022sp3.shtml

gateway support shows you have a pci-e x16 slot for a video card

you can choose a non-powered pci-e video card for your system, which might be better for you if you still have the stock power supply in your tower.

or, you can choose a powered pci-e card if your power supply is powerful enough to run your system AND a pci-e video card too. a powered card will have a spot for a 6 pin (or 2x 6 pin or sometimes a 6 pin and/or an 8 pin) power connector that comes from your power supply to the video card ... you may have to replace your power supply to use a powered card, or get a pci-e power adapter (not the preferred method, but sometimes works).
here is an example of a non powered pci-e card
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and here is an example of a powered pci-e card, see that black connector near the back of the card, that's the power connection
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and the 6 pin connector from the power supply looks like this (and power supply adapter shown also)

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does this help?

Aug 27, 2013 | Gateway 835GM (835GH) PC Desktop

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How to wire up a 650 graphic card


You're going to need;

A) 2 miles of No.00 wire.
B) SpreadNok cable clamps
C) A pair of Klines
D) 2 rolls of black plastic electrical tape

OR,

your Power Supply needs a 6-pin PCI Express power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

Plug it into the Top/Back of the graphics card.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5247878&CatId=7387

(I watched the video)

Your PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver up to 75 Watts of power.

The 6-pin PCI Express power cable, can deliver up to 75 Watts of power.

Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply is needed.

Looking back at the Playtool link, and the 6-pin PCI Express power cable;

Note the 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable, shown on the right.

THIS, is what you use if your Power Supply, does NOT have a 6-pin PCI Express power cable.

TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables plug into it.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

I say again...............TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables plug into it.

DO NOT use just one.
I don't care, if that is all the 4-pin Peripheral power cables that were left.

If you use just one 4-pin Peripheral power cable, you will;

A) Burn the gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card.

B) Burn the contact pins down in the bottom of the PCI-Express x16 slot.

C) Burn the plug connector end on the 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable.

D) Burn the contact pins on the graphics card, that the 6-pin PCI Express power cable plugs onto.

Happen right away?
Nope.

Down the road a little after you have forgotten all about it.

("Hmmm, what's that smell? Smells kinda' like burnt wiring.
Wow, my monitor screen just went blank."

News at 6:00
"Nvidia GeForce GTX650 graphics card buried today, along with a motherboard.
Owner cited for neglect, pain and suffering.
Plea bargained to do better in the future" )

Not having a 6-pin PCI Express power cable on your Power Supply, suggests it is a low quality unit, and is underpowered for that graphics card.

Want to burn up a graphics card, just under power it.

[ 4-pin Peripheral power cable;
Also misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable.

Molex was the first company to produce that design of power cable CONNECTOR.
(I don't think they designed it, just manufactured it; if memory serves)

Name stuck. Kinda' of like calling an open-end wrench a 'Crescent wrench' ]

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 03, 2013 | Dell Studio Computers & Internet

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My ATI firepro V7800 makes continuous beeping noise. PC does not boot when I turn it on.....pls help!!!


1) Believe the continuous beeping you hear is a BIOS Beep Code, stating you have a graphics problem. Computer, not video card, is beeping.

2) Do you have the external 6-pin PCI-Express power cable plugged into the graphics card, from the Power Supply?

3) IF, your Power Supply does not have a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, are you using TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables, connected to a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable?

To wit;

6-pin PCI-Express power cable example, and also showing a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable on the right,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

Example of a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,
(Misnomered by many as a 'Molex' power cable. Molex was the first company to make that type of connector. The name stuck, kind of like calling an adjustable open-end wrench a Crescent wrench),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Note the color code of the wires used in a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, and a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable.

Red = 5 Volt wire
Yellow = 12 Volt wire
(All are DC Voltage)
Black = Ground wire. (ALL Black wires are Ground wires)

The 4-pin Peripheral power cable has ONE Yellow 12 Volt wire.
The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable has TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires.

The most power that a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot can deliver, is 75 Watts.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

"This cable is used to provide extra 12 volt power to PCI Express expansion cards. PCI Express motherboard slots can provide a maximum of 75 watts."

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress8

"The older 6 pin version officially provides a maximum of 75 watts (although unofficially it can usually provide much more)"


The ATI FirePro V7800 graphics card requires 150 Watts by itself.

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slot CANNOT deliver the recommended power (Wattage) needed, therefore an external power cable capable of delivering 75 Watts is needed.

What happens if you just use ONE 4-pin Peripheral power cable, in a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable?

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slot contact pins -> BURN

The gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card -
BURN

The connection on the graphics card for the 6-pin PCI-Express power cable - BURNS

The contact pins in the 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable -
BURN

If it is too bad, and cannot be remedied by cleaning, the motherboard is TOAST, and so is the graphics card.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 30, 2012 | ATI TECHNO FIREPRO V7800 PCIE 2GB GDDR5...

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T5274 power supply spec


That's easy Lou

Why?

Primer first before I give a recommendation. I ABHOR just posting,
"Oh, use this one".
I like to teach, so that you can use deductive reasoning based on intelligent thought.

Primer;
Because for one eMachines are a budget computer. As such they use low quality budget Power Supply's.

Probably a generic Bestec, Hi-Pro, or Delta, power supply.
250 to 300 Watt.

12 Volt power rail is probably 12 to 14 Amps.
Nothing to write home to Mom about. Just an internet, or office program computer, with compatible power supply.

The size, and shape of the power supply's case is an ATX.
Approximately 6 Inches Wide, by 5-1/2 inches Long (5.5), by 3-1/2 Inches Tall. (3.5 / Height)

ATX also refers to that is has a Soft Power On feature, plus refers to the power cables it uses.

The eMachines T5272 Desktop PC, came with an ECS 945GCT-M3 motherboard, according to my records,

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=719&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=1&LanID=0

To the right of the blurred motherboard photo, click on - More pictures.

1) Requires a 24-pin ATX main power cable.
Long blue connector on the right side of the motherboard, is for the IDE harddrive.
Above it the black long connector is for a Floppy Drive. To the left of the Floppy Drive connector, is the motherboard's 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

Average example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

[Note* Color does NOT matter for any power cable connector, or it's matching connector on the motherboard ]

2) Requires a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
To the left side of the Processor socket are 6 polymer solid capacitors. To the left of them are three choke coils. Right below the last choke coil, is the motherboard 4-pin ATX +12 volt power cable connector.
An average example of a 4-pin +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

This is power for the Processor.

3) Since there are four black SATA headers on the motherboard, I imagine you will be using a SATA harddrive. (Can also use a SATA optical drive too. {CD/DVD drive)

You will need a SATA power cable for each SATA device.
Average example of a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

[ Note*
IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable!!

Otherwise you will burn out the SATA harddrive! May not happen immediately, but I ASSURE you it will happen down the road.

Average example of a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,
(Erroneously referred to as a 'Molex' power cable. Name stuck, just like calling an adjustable open-end wrench, a Crescent wrench ),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

[Also, it is a Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable. The one used for a Floppy Drive, is a Small Peripheral power cable. Now used for power to a Card Reader ]

D) Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable/s. May need for computer case fan/s, besides the one on the motherboard, or power to an IDE optical drive, or IDE harddrive.

Primer over.

Recommendation, and why;

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362114&CatId=1483

[NOT advertising for said website. You may find a better price from another reliable dealer. Do a search ]

1) 140Millimeter Fan.
A larger fan runs slower than a smaller fan, (80mm), and puts out more air. This makes it quieter, and has more efficient cooling.

UNLESS, of course you are gaming! Will put out more noise. But, let's be real here. If you're gaming, with the sound up, are you going to hear the fan? Lol!

2) It's SLI ready. Which means it's also CrossFire ready. Can run two graphics cards.

You can use the 6-pin PCI Express power cable for one graphics card, and use the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, from the 6-pin/8-pin PCI Express power cable, for the other graphics card.

3) There are TWO 12 Volt power rails. Yes, still actually comes from one main 12 volt power rail, but divided amperage between the two.

25 Amp's for EACH 12 volt power rail.
Yes, you can total that up to 50 Amps for 12 Volt power.

4) Has all the power cables you'll need now, and possibly for the future.

5) Is reliable. Has an 80 percent efficiency rating, but at a 480 Watt power load it is 83.5 to 86.6 percent efficient.
81.9 percent efficient at 600 Watts,

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/936

[Suggest read the entire article. This website is VERY proficient at testing power supply's. Does NOT care what the manufacturer thinks. They tell the Truth. They also are the only website to my knowledge, that has an EXPENSIVE power supply tester. Tests the LOAD, for one thing. They also 'dissect' the power supply, and look at all components inside ]

6) The price.
Do not have to 'Break the bank', to get more bang for your buck.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 15, 2012 | eMachines T5274 Desktop PC

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How do i know were to put and how manny power cables i need too insert on msi 990fax-gd65


Let's take a look at the MSI 990FXA-GD65 motherboard, and I will tell you, AND show you;

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/990FXA-GD65.html

To the right under the bold heading - AMD 990FX chipset based,
there are views of the motherboard.
I would like you to click on the second from the Left view.
(Shows a Top view of the motherboard) It is turned to the Right.

Turn the view 90 degrees to the Left, and this is how it will be sitting in your computer case.
If you move your mouse cursor around on the view, you will see a magnified view of what the mouse cursor is on.

I will do better than this in a moment, and you will download the Motherboard Manual.

A) Requires a 24-pin ATX main power cable. The connector on the motherboard has a Locking Tab.
The power cable's connector has a Lock with a hooked end.

To ENSURE the power cable is plugged in tightly to the motherboard, the hooked end of the Lock, MUST be over the tab on the motherboard connector,

Basic example of a 24-pin ATX power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

In the photo on MSI Support, the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector on the motherboard, is on the bottom of the motherboard under the Blue, and Black ram memory slots. It is Black in color.

B) Requires an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable. This power cable provides the 12 Volt power needed for the motherboard.
(DO NOT confuse it with an 8-pin PCI-Express power cable. More on this later)

On the motherboard JPWR2 should be printed next to it.
In the MSI Support view, it is at the top RIGHT corner of Military Class.
Black in color, 8 socket holes.

Basic example of an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps8

The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable was brought out, to replace the 4-pin ATX power cable.
The Yellow wires you see are 12 Volt wires.

The 4-pin ATX power cable has TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires. (And two Black ground wires)
The 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable has FOUR Yellow 12 Volt wires.
(And four Black ground wires)

As more power was required from the motherboard, the 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable was brought out, to replace the 4-pin ATX power cable.

C) IF, you are using a graphics card, the motherboard requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable ALSO.

This power cable provides more power, to the motherboard's PCI-Express x16 graphics expansion slots, (2)

[ To regress for a moment, you have TWO PCI-Express x16 graphics expansion slots, and TWO PCI-Express x1 expansion slots.

The PCI-Express x16 expansion slots are used for a graphics card.
The PCI-Express x1 expansion slots are NOT. They do not require additional power, either ]

NOTE*
1) IF, your graphics card requires an additional power cable plugged into it, USE IT.
Even with a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable plugged into the motherboard.

2) IF, you do not have the additional power cable, from your Power Supply for your graphics card, AND are using a power adapter cable TO the graphics card, make SURE you use the required amount of 4-pin Peripheral power cables, to that power adapter cable.

Look at a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

You will see it has ONE Yellow 12 Volt power wire. (Red is 5 Volts, Black wires are Ground wires)

Using a 4-pin Peripheral power cable TO 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable, the 6-pin PCI Express power cable requires TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress


Short solution?

A) You have to have an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
B) Use a 6-pin PCI Express power cable also, if you are using a graphics card.
C) Use the power cable/s needed for the graphics card, IF it requires one.

On the first link above to the MSI Support website, hover your mouse cursor on the Downloads tab.
In the drop down list that appears, left-click on - Manual.

Drop down to the bottom file, and left-click on the blue - E7640v3.2.zip
This is a Zip file. After you click on the file name (E7640v3.2.zip), a small window will come up on the right.

Click on Save File. In the small window to the left that comes up, write down the wording at the top. This is where the zip file will download to.
Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads.

[ If you are using a computer with Windows 7 on it, it is
Desktop, or Documents, or Downloads ]

Go to where the file is, DOUBLE-click on it. On the far left side click on
Extract all files. Then click on Next, Next, and Finish.
In the last window DOUBLE-click on the file name. (Next to the Adobe PDF icon)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 25, 2012 | MSI 990FXA-GD65 - Motherboard - ATX -...

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I have installed two diferent graphics card, #1 was MSI 5459 and #2 was a Nvidia GeForce 250. Bth ran fine afor a short period of tme #1 for a month an #2 for about 2 weeks. After these periods of time...


I don't find the MSI 5459 graphics card, William.
Am familiar with the Nvidia GeForce 250 GTS, though.

Using the GeForce GTS 250 as an example, the graphics card requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, for additional power, along with the power it gets from the PCI-Express x16 slot it is in.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

The unit is furnished with an adapter power cable, that converts 2 Molex power cables, (4-pin Peripheral power cables, actually), into 1 PCI-Express 6-pin power cable.

Note that the 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, has two Yellow wires in it.

Let's look at a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Note there is one Yellow wire, one Red wire, and two Black wires.

The Red wire is a 5 Volt wire, and not used by the adapter power cable.

The two Black wires are Ground wires, and only one is used by the adapter power cable.

The Yellow wire is a 12 Volt wire, and is used by the adapter power cable.

The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable requires TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires.
(And three Black Ground wires)

This means Two 4-pin Peripheral power cables MUST be used.

Failure to use two 4-pin Peripheral power cables, to that adapter power cable, means the GeForce GS 250 is NOT receiving enough power.

This will burn the connection at the graphics card, burn the adapter power cable connector, and burn the PCI-Express x16 slot it is sitting in.

Takes time, but will happen.

Could this be what you have done?

It also requires 150 Watts all by itself. You need more power for the rest of the computer.

(The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable is designed to provide up to 75 Watts of power. This means 75 Watts of power, also comes from the PCI-Express x16 slot, it is sitting in)

Nvidia GeForce GTS 250,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/16504

For additional questions post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 20, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HEWLETT RECERTIFIED...

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I can't get it to turn on ; when I pess the on switch, the blue light does not come on


try pull out the ac adapter and battery. Hold down the power button for 30sec-1min. Reconnect ac adapter and see if you can power back on.

Test your ac adapter to make sure it's not dead. You can get instructions on how to do this on http://www.bootmylaptop.com

Dec 15, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1010n (PS563AA) PC Desktop

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What plug from the power supply on a FX541s computer do I plug into a nvida 9800gtx+ vidio card


A 9800GTX+ video card usually requires (2) 6-pin PCI-e power connectors from your PSU. The PSU that game with your computer might not have that. You can use an adapter that converts (2) 4-pin Molex to (1) 6-pin PCI-e connector. That does mean that you will need (4) 4-pin Molex power connectors.

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Ibm netvista x41 wont power up


measuring 12v at the psu is not enough. the psu have several voltage outputs ranging from 12volts to 3.3 volts and maybe even 2.2 volts.. firstly, check all onboard USB ports, a bent or shorted pin in a USB port will prevent the psu from operating. next, the psu has a safety connection to the mainboard, this is called the power good signal ( pwrgd) and it is a signal from the psu to the mainboard and tells the mainboard that everything in the psu is functioning correctly. If the powergood signal is lost ( drops from 5volts to zero volts) the mainboard will issue an interuppt to the cpu and the cpu will shut down, this will also shut the board down to prevent damage and data loss. mainboards all use pretty much the same connectors so your board will have either a 20 pin power connector or a 24 pin one. It may also have an additional 4 pin connector to power the cpu and northbridge functions. use a known good psu and plug this into your board along with the 4 pin connector and attempt a switch on. If the system begins to boot, replace the psu. if not, try unplugging or removing everything connected to the board, pay special attention to expansion cards and usb ports. remove the ram sticks and video cards if fitted, then attempt to boot again. if the system does not respond, replace the main board. if it now begins to boot, refit everything one item at a time and try starting the machine. turn off before refitting the next item and start the machine up again. when you get to the problem item, the machine will stop starting. If all else fails, replace the mainboard or take the machine to a reputable repairer..

Oct 30, 2009 | IBM NetVista X41 PC Desktop

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Doesnt stay on


This camera eats the batteries. I have had the same problem. I would suggest buying rechargeable batteries and keeping them fresh. It will work fine with a new set of batteries. The 30 day battery life is a lie. More like a couple days if that. I use this for paranormal research and since I don't need it in a field or trail, I have a conversion from D cell to 110 volt below.

BE-4AA adapter, four AA to D size shell adapters along with a 110VAC to 12VDC adapter . This will give you 4 D size cells and an output voltage of 6VDC @ 500mA, from a 110VAC source.

But if this in on a game trail, there will not be a use for the 110 volt. Bushnell needs to review this camera alittle better and fix it's energy drain.

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