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post #1 of 6
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I recently got one, installed it, which was kind of confusing because I didn't have an 8 pin. Installed Counter-Strike: Source, and now every time I try to run it, it gives me an instant error saying the game has crashed, when it hasn't even loaded yet. I've tried reinstalling the driver, and I've tried another driver as well.
Any ideas?

And is having a 6 pin in the 8 pin slot bad? Because I don't have an 8 pin and it wouldn't boot without it in there.
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post #2 of 6
The 6pin and 8pin are so overclocking.
But for normal use you need TWO 6pin PCIE connectors.
Connect the second 6 pin in the 8pin graphica card slot.

Having one 6pin does not work.

Also, I would be looking to upgrade that PSU. A rosewill 550 is pushing it.
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post #3 of 6
Have you tried using the Cat 8.5 drivers??

And yes you need two 6-pin PCIE conectors at minimum. Are you using two or one out of curiousity??
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I tried one at first, but it wouldn't load so I ended up doing two, I knew it would work I just wasn't sure if it was bad, I thought I'd need an 8 pin adapter, so thanks for answering that.
And as for the drivers, I'll try 8.5 soon, thanks for the tip.
And I'm planning on upgrading my PSU sometime soon . I'll get back to you.
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post #5 of 6
You don't need a 8 pin adaptor. Just make sure the second 6pin is connected to the right side of the 8pin connector...leaving 2 pin open on the left, if that any sense at all.
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post #6 of 6
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it does , I believe that is how I put it in.
And I feel like an idiot now, out of curiosity I downloaded the latest version of Dx9, and it worked, sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for everyone that helped .
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