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post #1 of 3 Old 08-22-17, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Asus Essence STX ii power cable?

Finishing up my subwoofer build and thought I might as well upgrade my computer's sound card before I start doing testing. Long story short, if there are any Essence STX ii users on here, can you tell me how the you are powering this card? It doesn't come with a power cable which is dumb and I've read at least 4 or 5 other threads where people are having the same issue with no clear solution. The card has a 4 pin molex input (male) and my computer's power supply is modular (Seasonic x650 Gold). I tried using an adapter cable that went from one of the 6 pin IDE/SATA outlets on my PSU to the 4 pin molex on the card but the software said it wasn't getting enough power so I'm pretty sure I need to use the 8 pin CPU/PCIe outlet...just don't have and can't find a cable that goes from 8 pins on the PSU side to the 4 pins on the Essence card side. Anyone have a clue? Thanks.
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Re: Asus Essence STX ii power cable?

I have that same psu, the X650, and it came with regular molex power cords. Dig one up and plug it in right!


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Re: Asus Essence STX ii power cable?

So, I feel only a little stupid. When I first plugged the card in and used the cable from the 4 pin molex to the 6 pin on the PSU, I got a message when installing the software saying something like, "card needs external power cord" or something like that. At that point, I stopped and started looking for solutions....to a problem I didn't even have. The message that the software gave me I guess is just automatic and pops up even if you have the card installed and powered correctly...each time I saw it I figured I did something wrong and started to fool around with it...nice job Asus So it's all working now and hopefully I can get back to setting my sub up. Thanks for the help.
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