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Ok PSU's arent my strong point. My psu is modular and has 2 6 pin inputs, and 2 8 pin inputs. the 6 pin cables are just straight with no split. the 8 pin cable split off making 2 6+2 connections. my question is this, right now Im running 1 gtx 470 that is going off of the 2 6 pin inputs/cables. I have a 2nd 470 on the way to run sli, will one of the 8 pin cables that split run the card since it splits by itself?
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Edited by NoDoz - 7/20/11 at 2:16am
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Ok PSU's arent my strong point. My psu is modular and has 2 6 pin inputs, and 2 8 pin inputs. the 6 pin cables are just straight with no split. the 8 pin cable split off making 2 6+2 connections. my question is this, right now Im running 1 gtx 470 that is going off of the 2 6 pin inputs/cables. I have a 2nd 470 on the way to run sli, will one of the 8 pin cables that split run the card since it splits by itself?
Absolutely. The only reason why it's designed that way is for the sake of compatibility.
Edited by TwoCables - 7/20/11 at 2:49am
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