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7950 direct cu II 6+8 pin possible?

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Edit: Just noticed all the 7950 seem to have the 8 solder points at the right 6 pin power connection redface.gif
Edited by nugget toes - 2/10/12 at 7:34pm
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Direct CU II 7950 comes with 2 6pin connectors, but if you look where the pcb is soldered you can see 8 solder points below the right 6pin connector. Would it be difficult to put on an 8 pin? More importantly could it increase OC ability?
 

 

The 6-Pin is officially 75W but actually can provide more than that. The additional 2 pins in the 8-pin are basically ground from PSU. The idea is not to overload the 6 cables in 6-pin with the additional 2-pin.

 

I don't think you should do anything to it. It would not increase overclockability and it doesn't depend on 6-pin or 8-pin power connector. But the VRM power phase and the chip itself.

 

The 7950 will draw power from 2x 6-Pin PCIe power directly from PSU and from the motherboard PCIe slot.

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