07-26-2016 06:41 AM
Okay, I'm thinking from research now that I either messed up the wiring somehow, or the motherboard is rejecting my 960 GPU. I scrambled my computer back together, and now I'm going to wait to purchase a new ASUS motherboard. This is becoming more trouble than it's worth. ;_;
07-26-2016 02:11 PM
A 600W PSU is definitely enough. I have a 500W running my 970. Try putting your old hardware in it and see if it will start up. You could've gotten a defective PSU. Also make sure that the paper clip is in the pins correctly.
08-24-2016 05:15 PM
I too have an ideacentre 700 and found out about the 10 pin connecter a bit too late whne trying to upgrade, I was advised not to try the paper clip method due to the rewiring and the risk involved so i ordered a 10 pin adapter that did not work, after that failure I realized something, why not try to use dual power supplies. What you do is leave the original power supply in the case and run only the graphics card with the new one, to power the graphics card you must connect the green wire to a ground black wire with a paper clip to trick the power supply into running. It is a non-elegant solution and most may want to avoid it but you may find ways to make it better. I have ordered a 625w power supply off ebay for a Lenovo that has a 10 pin connecter, if i have success with that I will send a link.
08-27-2016 08:55 AM - last edited on 08-27-2016 09:28 AM by Majestic
Hi D4emios, did you ever make the video you mention? I would love to get to see it. I'm in this situation as well.
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09-17-2016 11:04 AM
Hi Could you possibly use a combination of the Orbit 20-pin to 10-pin adapter (http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/59402010000e-p-12556.html) along with a 24-pin to 20-pin adapter to use a 24-pin psu?
09-18-2016 01:46 PM
I think MODDIY has the correct adapter now. See here: http://www.moddiy.com/products/IBM-Lenovo-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-10%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%283...
09-27-2016 04:31 AM
I bought the following
1x lenovo thinkcentre m800 tower = Motherboard 10 Pin connector
1x GIGABYTE NVIDIA GTX 1070 G1 GAMING 8192MB GRAPHICS card
1x Corsair VS Series VS550 550W Power Supply = 24 Pin connector
So this is what I did to make it work
1. Cut 24Pin connector off from Corsair PSU
2. Cut 10Pin connector off from Lenovo 250W PSU
3. Connect cables, same colours together
4. Use paperclip and connect green and black
5. Working 100%
Thanks for all the comments and video.....
09-27-2016 05:43 PM
I got the 24-port to 10-port adapter today from MODDIY (http://www.moddiy.com/products/IBM-Lenovo-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-10%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%283...), and it works the same as the modified 14-port adapter. It's a good option if you aren't comfortable with doing the mod yourself.
10-14-2016 07:07 PM
I installed the same 24 to 10 ATX power adapter and can confirm as well that it does work. Very easy to install, too. Got a Nvidia GTX 1060 on order that ought to turn the machine into a decent gaming rig.