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PCI-E with double wire on the PSU side: can I make it two singles and put one of them in the empty pin?

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My PSU is a Corsair AX 860, and the PCI-E cables have the following arrangement:



...with an annoying double wire going to pins 7 and 8. Now, AFAIK those pins are both ground, and according to all the pinouts I've seen so far pins 4 and 8 PSU side are also grounds:



So, is there anything stopping me from separating the double wire and putting one on the originally empty pin hole, and leaving the other one where it is?
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Other then your own curiosity, is there a problem with the PSU?
Are you experiencing issues with it?
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I am sleeving the cables, PSU works fine.
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I would like to know this too. Thanks for starting this thread.
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Originally Posted by Lordevan83 View Post

I would like to know this too. Thanks for starting this thread.

Hi, in the end I left the wire in the same way as I found them - I learned that some PSU have ground while others have +5V in the empty hole, so it's not worth the risk.
I even ended up buying a voltage PSU tester, but I didn't use it in this case.
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