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Hey guys,

Well this GPU has 2 8 pin PCI-E power connectors, My mates PSU only has 6 pin power connectors and no coverters.

can he use the 6 pin power connectors or not?

Thanks

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post #2 of 5
Can't hurt to try. Overdrive will probably be disabled, but the card should run fine.
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OK, well I found out what PSU he has

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...ack-atx12v-v22

I can't find anything on this PSU, I wanted to know what voltage it could take over teh PCI-E cables. I.E will it take the 6970 when the 6970 box say's NOT to use converters.

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post #4 of 5
Eh, converters will be fine. Just use a 6 pin to 8 pin converter, and it will work great. The 6 pin in reality can go over what the 8 pin is specced for by quite a bit. Though that powercool psu does seem to be on the shady side of things.
Edited by cky2k6 - 3/24/11 at 4:15pm
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The only real difference between a 6pin and 8pin is that 8pin is "spec'd" higher. So an 8pin must *at least* handle a certain amount of power, while a 6pin has a lower minimum.

That's not to say that a 6pin from a high end PSU can't supply more power than an 8pin from a lower end PSU.

All the 8pings on my PSU are just 6pins with two wires linking off of two of the 6pin wires to make it an "8pin". So all my 8pins are just adapters.

The real question is, can the PSU supply enough 12v on that rail.
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