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First of all, I am sorry if this was already covered in other threads. I am just posting this to clear things out, for me and also for others.

There had been numerous debates regarding this issue, whether it is safe to use converters. I have been doing some research and others would surely agree that they have seen the table of how many watts the type of connector can put out.

The connectors are generally rated as such but are not limited to:
6-Pin=75W
8-Pin=150W

I then came to thinking that how could a difference of 2 Pins double the capable wattage.

So some further investigation shows that the wires are color coded. Having some background knowledge on electronics would say that black colored wires would typically mean grounding. 8pin connectors have 5 grounding wires and 3 yellow colored wires, yellow denoting 12V.

Further research show that there are actually 2 types of 6 pin connectors, now, for relatively recent builders or those who don't snoop around much, like me, wouldn't have noticed it.

The two types of connectors only notable difference is the amount of yellow 12V wires. The older 6 pin connector only had 2 yellow wires and 4 black grounding ones while the more recent one has 3 yellow, similar to the 8 pin connector, and 3 black grounding wires.

Some PSU manufacturers come up making 2 PCI-E connectors, 1 6+2 Pin and 1 modern 6 pin. Having this information, I believe that using a single 6 pin connector to 8 pin connector converter is quite safe as long as the PSU permits it. However the older 6 pins AFAIK would use 2 6 pin connector to 8 pin converter. I think this is where the multiple suggestions many people see clash against each other, since there are 2 different 6 pin connectors.

The only thing I'd want some of you guys to answer is if my speculations are correct, and if the wires would still provide the right amount of amperage for the GPU.

Thanks, sorry if the thread is redundant to what others are posting, it's my first thread.
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