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My PSU has a 8 pin and a 6 pin power connector, the card came with an adapter for a 8 pin connector but requires me to plug in both my PCI-E 6 pin power adapter. How do I power this thing?
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post #2 of 21
Get a molex splitter if your PSU doesn't have the required connectors. Your PSU should be more than enough power to run it, so I wouldn't worry about using splitters if you need them.
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Your going to need something like this.
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Basically you have 2 pci-e connectors both 6 pins? I'd plug both 6 pins in the 8 pin and an adapter for the 6 pin. 2 serial adapters probably isn't too good.
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post #5 of 21
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That's what I was thinking, a 4 pin power to 8 pin? Hope such a cable exists...since the shops are closed is there any point in me hooking it up to just the 8 and 6 pin tonight? Dunno why I ask, prolly shouldn't.
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Snowmen View Post
Basically you have 2 pci-e connectors both 6 pins? I'd plug both 6 pins in the 8 pin and an adapter for the 6 pin. 2 serial adapters probably isn't too good.
Uhh, he said his psu had 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin.
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Awesome, found this.

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Thanks for the quick reply, rep +!
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What brand is PCP&C? I'm not sure its going to be able to handle it
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If your PSU is this one.....

You have 2x 6 pin PCIe connectors. You do NOT have an 8pin. It has the following for motherboard power:
1 x 12V(4Pin)
1 x 12V(8Pin)

So the 8pin connector that you DO have, CANNOT be used to power a GPU. You'll need to use the 2x 6pin connectors to split into a single 8pin. And then 2x molex to split into another 6pin. That will give you the needed 8pin and 6pin.
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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
Awesome, found this.

Gona pick it up tomorrow morning, one more night with the 4850

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Again, that connector is for motherboard power, not PCIe power. If you plug that into your GPU you will cook it.
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