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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by obsidian86 View Post

those extra 2 pins are just ground and that 6 pin 75 and 8 pin 150 watt rating is just hog wash thats just limits imposed by the pci spec but the pins and cables them selves can handle much more then that within your psu's limit

So should I plug my ext. cable into my PSU's 6 pin, 6 + 2 pin just using the 6 pin portion, or does it really matter?
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Patrick117 View Post

So should I plug my ext. cable into my PSU's 6 pin, 6 + 2 pin just using the 6 pin portion, or does it really matter?

6 pin to 8 pin or 8 pin to 6 pin has no negative effects at all they all the same essentially the point is that an 8 pin cable is just a normal 6 pin cable with 2 extra ground wires
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

I was curious about that, because I'm currently sleeving my Seasonic. The number of lead wires is the same +2 ground cables.
Mine actually has both ground on the 6+2 running to the PSU, while i've seen some PSUs 2 pin is just crimped into the same grounds as the 6 pin.
Actually now that I think about it. My 2 pin might even be crimped on the PSU side on the same ground wire.

you can have a look here for more info

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7212
Edited by obsidian86 - 3/29/12 at 1:05pm
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post #13 of 13
your perfectly safe.... the extra 2 pins are (as stated ground) meaning its ok to use a 6-8pin.... on my antec 1200w psu the pci connecters have both connectors to the same wire running back to teh psu anyways.... worste thing that happens is it bluescreens because it isnt enough power.. then you jsut go back to stock or get a different extension... but that wont happen.... you cannot.. and willnot damage anything by there not being enough power... if your very concerned plug it in and keep an eye on teh connection made between the psu cable and the extension.. if after stressing the gpu for 20 min or so feel the connector... if its hot then i would recommend getting a true extension.. if not then all is good
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