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Would it be ok to run a 6 pin Y splitter to a HD6950 powered by a Corsair VX450W?

I know the power supply has enough juice, just wondering since it's a single rail design will it pull enough power through a single 6 pin line or is there something going on inside it that limits the power available on the 6 pin.
post #2 of 4
It's true that the power supply rail design can result in how a computer runs. However, keep in mind that it can be hit or miss depending on how a power supply can deliver the power properly. Corsair is a very reputable manufacturer...sadly their old 550VX was unable to use a 6-pin splitter. Can't remember correctly what I was trying to do...

-Tried running one and/or two GTX275
-Tried running one and/or two 8800GT

...either way both resulted in a black screen until I just used the provided two 6-Pin connectors without any splitter. You can try it yourself but from my experience...I'll never use PCI-E power cable splitters ever again.
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Would it be ok to run a 6 pin Y splitter to a HD6950 powered by a Corsair VX450W?

I know the power supply has enough juice, just wondering since it's a single rail design will it pull enough power through a single 6 pin line or is there something going on inside it that limits the power available on the 6 pin.
I've run a GTX260 on an Antec NeoEco400 using a pcie splitter
And use a modular dual connector cable to run my GTX570
Unless the splitter is bad or the psu is faulty, it shouldn't be a problem, don't think I'd try for any world record overclocks though
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I think I'll just go the safe route and get a 2 x 4 pin molex to 6 pin. Does anyone know of any local retailers that sell these? Sadly I don't have a Micro Center or CompUSA near me.
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