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Should the graphics card be directly powered from the PSU? With one of those 6 pin cables?
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YES, or you rissk frying the card or damaging other components, or you wont see anything on the screen

They put it there for a reason
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Am currently powering mine with one of those 4 pin connectos which are split.

Its the right cable on this pic http://www.bit-tech.net/content_imag...xfx-cables.jpg

Do I use this cable and plug in both ends or not?
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Originally Posted by Negotiator
Am currently powering mine with one of those 4 pin connectos which are split.

Its the right cable on this pic http://www.bit-tech.net/content_imag...xfx-cables.jpg

Do I use this cable and plug in both ends or not?
Yep, that'll work fine if you don't have the direct plug from your power supply. Using 2 4pin molex connectors is the same thing, except you'll be sharing that line with anything else plugged onto it, obviously.
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Is it better to directly plug it into the psu? I do have one of those cables
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Originally Posted by Negotiator
Is it better to directly plug it into the psu? I do have one of those cables
If you want your GPU to work properly, then make sure it's connected directly to the PSU.
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