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Sata (male) to 4 Pin Molex (female) adapter for 531 PS

  • For those of us seeking to add 4 pin molex pwr pins in a Inspiron 531 (same for 530?); I have found the following adapters:
     
     
    Use of these allows for graphic cards needing 6 pin PCI pwr.  Use the above along with a 4 pin Y adapter to 6 pin connector.  There are various combinations of adapters and Y connectors to meet your needs for other devices ( ie - using an IDE drive).
     
    The above will allow me to use a Nvidia 7950GT in my 531.
     
    Another adapter option:
     
     
     
  • bracci

    Thank's for the useful link, but you can buy SATA to 4-pin Molex adaptors here for $2.99.

    Bev.






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  • I came across the same solution a couple of years ago, but what <ADMIN NOTE: substitute character removed per privacy policy> designed the 530/531 without a molex cable? Was there a molex shortage I didn't know about? Oddly, the PC does have a white four-pin female plug that as far as I can tell does nothing.