Problem installing aux power cable for Asus 1080-ti

jay
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I bought an Asus  Nvidia GTX 1080ti.

It has auxiliary power cables that are too  short.

The power plug on the card in on the edge opposite the Motherboard connection. The cable is so short, it wont reach directly down to the motherboard - much less to the socket.

 It is dead in the water without the extra power.

Any suggestions? I tried calling Nvidia but they did not even send a link to technical help as promised.

So, If I get a refund from the 'store' (Newegg) what manufacturer do you'all recommend?

Thanks!!

Jay

 

PS

Anyone else have an experience with Asus??

 

 

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can you give us a model

can you give us a model number of the GPU?

Edit..

What PSU are you using?  Your statement makes it sound like you are trying to plug in the power plugs to the Motherboard, what about the 8 pin connector from your PSU?

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The usual way people get

The usual way people get power to the non backplane connectors on a GPU is to plug cables coming from their power supply into them.   If your power supply is of the "modular" sort there might originally have been extra cables, one or two of which you might need now.  On the non-modular sort you have what you have, but sometimes people use adapter kludges to connect a pair of the old-style 4-pin connector outputs to the new-fangled sort found on modern cards.

Where did this cable come from which you describe as being too short?

What connector on the motherboard are you trying to reach?  Whatever it is, that is very likely an error on your part.

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jay_55 wrote:Anyone else have

jay_55 wrote:
Anyone else have an experience with Asus??

There is nothing wrong with Asus.  I've used lots of Asus stuff over many years.

The thing I'd be most concerned about is the PSU you intend to use to power the new card.  Your current hosts show as having AMD 'Cape Verde' class GPUs which would use a lot less power than your new card.  Are you intending to use your existing PSU?  If you are, you should check it is capable of supplying the power needed to drive the 1080Ti.  If you are getting a new PSU, what have you chosen to get (model and specs)?

For that top-of-the-range card, you'd be crazy not to power it directly from a decent, properly rated PSU.  Apart from some power coming from the PCIe slot, there should be no other connections to the motherboard for providing power, so this "too short" cable you talk about is not for connecting to the motherboard.

 

Cheers,
Gary.

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jay_55 wrote:I bought an

jay_55 wrote:

I bought an Asus  Nvidia GTX 1080ti.

It has auxiliary power cables that are too  short.

The power plug on the card in on the edge opposite the Motherboard connection. The cable is so short, it wont reach directly down to the motherboard - much less to the socket.

 It is dead in the water without the extra power.

Any suggestions? I tried calling Nvidia but they did not even send a link to technical help as promised.

So, If I get a refund from the 'store' (Newegg) what manufacturer do you'all recommend?

Thanks!!

Jay

 

PS

Anyone else have an experience with Asus??  

Are you sure that cable isn't just an adapter cable to change from a 6 to 8 pin pci-e connector from your power supply? My 480 card came with one of those, I didn't need it as my 850watt power supply had plenty of pci-e connectors on it. My 750watt power supply only had one 8 pin pci-e connector on it though, so if your 1080Ti needs two that would come in very handy.

One additional thing to be aware of, I found out the hard way, is that the newer gpu's by Nvidia do not work on anything older than UEFI bios based machines. I bought a 1060 gpu and it wouldn't work at all, the pc wouldn't even boot up with it in there! I finally went on line and found out the problem and swapped it into a different pc, and put it's gpu in the machine I bought the 1060 for.

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