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6850 second 6pin?

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My 6850 has a spot for a secont pcie 6pin power plug but there isnt one there... what if i were to properly install a second one?(i have dead cards lying around.)
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Nothing would happen. Nothing you'd notice at least. If you got it working it really wouldn't do a thing except void any warranty.
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If it came that way, then that's an intentional design (I wouldn't change it).

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The PCB maybe got reused, and instead of placing a 6870, they placed a less power-hungry 6850. Other stuff may be missing from the design that would allow it to work, so adding a spare connector wouldn't do anything, at best (at worst you'd fry your card). I wouldn't touch it anyways.
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Meh. just wondering.
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