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i was reading in a post somewhere that a GTX 295 user was having random crashes in Crysis when he was using a single 6pin to 8pin PCIE power adaptor. So he changed to a dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIE power adaptor and the random crashes seased to occur. So when powering a GTX295, do we have to use the dual or molex to 8-pin power adaptor or can we use a single 6-pin to 8-pin?
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post #693 of 799
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Originally Posted by shadow85 View Post
i was reading in a post somewhere that a GTX 295 user was having random crashes in Crysis when he was using a single 6pin to 8pin PCIE power adaptor. So he changed to a dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIE power adaptor and the random crashes seased to occur. So when powering a GTX295, do we have to use the dual or molex to 8-pin power adaptor or can we use a single 6-pin to 8-pin?
You have to use the dual 6-pin to 8-pin connector because one 6-pin connector can only supply up to 75 watts of power whereas an 8-pin connector can supply up to 225 watts. Just remember that your PSU has to supply the correct voltage needed to the card along with the correct number of amperes.

Keep that in mind. This card requires you to be able to spare 288 watts and 46 amperes under full load and/or at any point in time essentially. Corsair PSUs seem to be the best choice for running this card. ^^
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46A is 552w. The card does not draw that much power. Actual power draw is going to be less than 300w unless you do some crazy volt modding.
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46A is 552w. The card does not draw that much power. Actual power draw is going to be less than 300w unless you do some crazy volt modding.
Then let the pictures talk for themselves. This is what the box reads:



     
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Then let the pictures talk for themselves. This is what the box reads:
I don't care what the box says lol. That's total system power requirements on a dodgy quality PSU. They're way overstated.

How are you going to be drawing 500w+ Through a PCI-e slot, one six pin and one eight pin? It's not possible.
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I don't care what the box says lol. That's total system power requirements on a dodgy quality PSU. They're way overstated.

How are you going to be drawing 500w+ Through a PCI-e slot, one six pin and one eight pin? It's not possible.
Talk to Nvidia not me.
     
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Talk to Nvidia not me.
You don't have to be Nvidia to know these things. Specs state 150w from the 8 pin, 75w from the 6 pin, and 75w from the PCI-e slot. That's 300w max, and the card doesn't draw that much.
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Talk to Nvidia not me.
The box is from EVGA dude? Nvidia doesn't sell their own cards like most other retailers do.
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The box has the minimum requirements to run the system with the card in it, the card itself uses less than 300w (~24 amp).
    
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