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Help on installing the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB

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Hey my trusty companions...I've got the Radeon HD 6870 and I need some help. The GPU needs two PCI 6 pin adapters to power it and it looks like i've only got one available. The GPU came with two Molex to PCI 6 pin cables but the only Molex female adapters I can see on my motherboard say "FAN ONLY"?!?
I had the 8800gt 512mb before this...
Weird thing: The pci 6 pin connected to my PSU that I used for my 8800gt looks like it has one metal pin missing :/ but my PC runs completely fine...should I be scared D: ?
I have an Asus Maximus formula motherboard and a 620W PSU Corsair. Thanks in advance guys.
post #2 of 5
the molex connetors pluyg into your psu.... maybe pick up a corsiar cx builder 500watt psu there like 40 bucks on sale atm and there great little psuy easily can run crossfire 6870's
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What power supply do you have? And yeah mine only have 3 metal pins too. Don't worry. thumb.gif
 
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Dude, it happened to me too, when i install my asus DirectCU 6870. They gave me only one 6 pin, i had to use my old 5770 6pin to connect... So my recommendation is, go out and buy another one for ~3 bucks + tax
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Hey guys, thanks for all the suggestions!!! But I sorted it out...
After about an hour of scratching my head, I realised (Yeah I spelt that with an 'S' because I'm British tongue.gif) that my single 6 pin adapter was connected to TWO molex females. So I just disconnected that 6 pin and connected the two molex to PCI 6 pins that came with the GPU into the Molex females that were already connected to my PSU. tongue.gif
Hope I explained that clearly enough for anyone coming across a similar problem.
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