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I'm looking into buy 2 GTX 460s but my PSU only has 2x 6 pin and 2x 8 pin power cables (not 6+2). A GTX 460 needs 2x 6 pin.

I was wondering if i plugged a 6 and 8 pin into the card if it would work? I'd really rather not user a adapter to convert the 8 pin, as all my power cables are braided and an adapter would ruin the sexyness.

...so yer is it possible?
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I'm looking into buy 2 GTX 460s but my PSU only has 2x 6 pin and 2x 8 pin power cables (not 6+2). A GTX 460 needs 2x 6 pin.

I was wondering if i plugged a 6 and 8 pin into the card if it would work? I'd really rather not user a adapter to convert the 8 pin, as all my power cables are braided and an adapter would ruin the sexyness.

...so yer is it possible? Rep for all useful help

Anyway, I think that it wouldn't work because of the pin assignments/layout.

But yeah, there's no need to say that you'll give Rep+ for all useful help. It goes without saying.
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it depends on where the 12v lines and the grounds lines are. if the grounds and 12v line up, then it could work, ill see if i can get some pics of your cables from your PSU, one sec
    
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Sure, buddy. If it doesn't fit, slam it in harder.
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I have my GTX 460 on 1 6-pin and 1 6+2 pin, but I'm sure if the 8 pin looks like it would fit this:



then you'd be alright. Granted, I've never tried it, so I'm not 100% sure. I just figured I'd show you this to help you decide
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Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
I'm looking into buy 2 GTX 460s but my PSU only has 2x 6 pin and 2x 8 pin power cables (not 6+2). A GTX 460 needs 2x 6 pin.

I was wondering if i plugged a 6 and 8 pin into the card if it would work? I'd really rather not user a adapter to convert the 8 pin, as all my power cables are braided and an adapter would ruin the sexyness.

...so yer is it possible?

lookin at the 6pin and 8pin connections all the grounds are on one side and the 12v is on the other, so if you can get the 8pin to fit around the plastic cover of the heat sink, then it should work just like if you werent using the "+2" part of a 6+2 pin plug

just double check when you are pluggin it in that the pin-outs for the 6pin and 8pin are in the same positions
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Anyway, I think that it wouldn't work because of the pin assignments/layout.

But yeah, there's no need to say that you'll give Rep+ for all useful help. It goes without saying.
I put that to inform people that their time and patience will be rewarded. I know there is a lot of negativity around people repping atm. Well I'll get one and try it out, if it doesn't work I'll send it back
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I put that to inform people that their time and patience will be rewarded. I know there is a lot of negativity around people repping atm. Well I'll get one and try it out, if it doesn't work I'll send it back
But it goes without saying. Plus, I found out that OCN does not allow it (it's against their rules). It's like being at a restaurant, and then when you meet your server you say, "I will give you a tip if I like your service".

Anyway, I guess you're right in just trying it out. It should be one of those situations where either it works or it doesn't.
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I dont think you will be able to jam it in.




see the difference in thickness...? the outer one is thicker than the inner tab things (idk what to call them)
Edited by The Master Chief - 12/19/10 at 9:34pm
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I dont think you will be able to jam it in.
That's what she said!
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