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Intel P4308CP4MHGC graphics card w/ 6-pin power

idata
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Hi,

what is the proper way of attaching and using a graphics card on P4308CPMHGC if the card has a 6-pin power connector?

There's only a single 4-pin cord available out-of-the box, and also 4 other 4-pin slots on the power distribution board.

According to the Tech manual, the output power harness these 4x4-pin connectors are for graphics cards, but 4-pins don't quite cut it when you require a 6-pin connector.

Page 149 / 13.4.2.2 Output Wire Harness

Connector only (no cable) N/a P12 4 Aux baseboard power connector for PCIe slots

Connector only (no cable) N/a P13 4 GFX card aux connectors

Connector only (no cable) N/a P14 4

Connector only (no cable) N/a P15 4

Connector only (no cable) N/a P16 4

BR,

Tomi

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello,

As suggested by forum user Al Hill, using a 6pin PCIe Power cable Adapter will allow you to take advantage of the Molex connector located on the power supply.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Dan,

I'd really like another solution for powering the GPU, not using the Molexes.

I found another P4000 Family configuration guide and there's a Chassis Maintenance kit / Electric Spares Kit (Product Code: FUPMESK, MM: 915653, EAN: 00735858236003) that as 2x GPGPU power cables, one 2x2 pin header to one 2x4 pin header & one 2x3 pin header which are 1100mm in length.

Can you please find out whether these GPU cables can be purchased separately or do we have to buy the entire kit which has quite a lot cables that we don't require?

idata
Community Manager
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Hello,

To answer your question, the cables are not sold separately through Intel distribution. If you are looking for that specific solution we recommend getting the complete kit.

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