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Hey guys sorry for new thread for such a minor reason, but I have a question about connecting HD4890 graphics card.

It has 6pin + 8pin slots and I insert all those: http://i42.tinypic.com/23tmmhj.jpg and it works. But before I 3 years used this card with only 8pins connected, just 6pin+2pin and it worked just fine.

That's how looks the end of my card: http://i42.tinypic.com/1fhdtu.jpg so how correctly should I plug it with my PSU, or it does not matter?
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

Hey guys sorry for new thread for such a minor reason, but I have a question about connecting HD4890 graphics card.
It has 6pin + 8pin slots and I insert all those: http://i42.tinypic.com/23tmmhj.jpg and it works. But before I 3 years used this card with only 8pins connected, just 6pin+2pin and it worked just fine.
That's how looks the end of my card: http://i42.tinypic.com/1fhdtu.jpg so how correctly should I plug it with my PSU, or it does not matter?

If it's been running off 8 pins (6+2) for so long you've been lucky..
But what does your mind say? If there's 2 plugs, there are 2 plugs for a reason! Go and plug them both in with ample power! thumb.gif
 
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Yeah and I was gaming and all for nearly 3 years lol.. But what do you mean I was lucky, it's just not enough power for GPU or why?
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I have the same card and honestly i really dont know how the card booted with only the 8 pins. I have the same card and when i do what you did there a beep and it does not let me go further. Anyway just plug it and enjoy.

Good card btw im playing everygame even from 2012 easily 1680x1050 maxed .
WAiting for the 7890 to uograde cheaaaaaa
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You're so lucky it still works. laughingsmiley.gif
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Yeah and I was gaming and all for nearly 3 years lol.. But what do you mean I was lucky, it's just not enough power for GPU or why?

You're lucky it booted (as an above poster said).

Not having enough power can blow a GPU in a similar way to what having too much power can.. It puts too much strain on the single 8 pin connector for power.
 
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