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http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/499279...searchsource=0

Sorry to be a pain again..only me...lol

RIGHT...
2 Questions...

Does the above card Require 2x 6-pin power ?
Does the above card/package (or any of that range) come with
a 2x 4pin to 1x6pin connecter converter thingy....

merci,,,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/499279...searchsource=0

Sorry to be a pain again..only me...lol

RIGHT...
2 Questions...

Does the above card Require 2x 6-pin power ?
Does the above card/package (or any of that range) come with
a 2x 4pin to 1x6pin connecter converter thingy....

merci,,,
I use 1 x 6 pin & 1 x 8 pin for my two card but I think 2 x 6 pin is enough

And yes the package includes some converter thingys
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but you need 1X8 + 1X6 for overclocking or you'll lack of power
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It will run on two 6 pin.
Thats how I run mine.
I cant speak to the lack of overclocking when using two 6 pins.
I dont oc my video cards.
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OC not an issue at the moment...

I am borrowing my mates ATI 3870 X2 for a night or 2....lol

he has not installed his yet due to his:
case being too small...
his sata ports being in the way...
does not have a PSU with ANY PCIE power on it...

he has offered to sell it to me...lol


gives me the chance to see if similar sized cards will fit in my case!
and to see how much better it is over my current 7800GS agp card!..lol
but as my PSU only has 1x6pin power on it i thought i would check to see if the cards come with all the bits and pieces to convert it!
got a whole cable free with unused 4xpin on it!
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/17/08 at 5:57am
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No comparison between the 3870x2 and the 7800gs.
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ok...
is this ok?

1x PSU 6pin>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>1x 6pin on Graphics card...
1x PSU 4pin Molex >>>>>>>4 pin to 6 pin>>>>>>>1x 8pin on Graphics card...

is this correct?
seems to be working ok...
WHY is there an 8pin on this board?
WHY can the 8pin on the card run with a 6?
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
ok...
is this ok?

1x PSU 6pin>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>1x 6pin on Graphics card...
1x PSU 4pin Molex >>>>>>>4 pin to 6 pin>>>>>>>1x 8pin on Graphics card...

is this correct?
seems to be working ok...
WHY is there an 8pin on this board?
WHY can the 8pin on the card run with a 6?
On the 8 pin I think two slots slide off to make a 6 pin
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
ok...
is this ok?

1x PSU 6pin>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>1x 6pin on Graphics card...
1x PSU 4pin Molex >>>>>>>4 pin to 6 pin>>>>>>>1x 8pin on Graphics card...

is this correct?
seems to be working ok...
WHY is there an 8pin on this board?
WHY can the 8pin on the card run with a 6?
The 8pin is used for people that overclock.
You can run the card with two 6pin PCIE connectors instead of 1 6pin and 18pin.


If you plan to run that 3870x2 with the PSU in your rig sig, you are pushing it.
And if you plan to use a 3870x2 with a Opty ...you are way bottlenecking that GPU.

If you are thinking about upgrading GPU, think somethin around the 8800 series, like a 8800gt.
Uses less power, and it was match somewhat with the rest of your system.
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