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Can I plug a 6-pin into an 8-pin?

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This wouldn't be permanent, just temporary until my new power supply comes in.

I currently have a Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 but my 650w Silver Stone Zeus doesn't have any 8-pin adapters. I'm pretty sure that the only difference between the 2 are the ground wires, correct?

I don't plan on doing any gpu overclocking for a while and wouldn't mind down-clocking my card for a week. I really just want to know if there's any risk in doing this.

Good idea or bad idea?

Thanks for your responses in advance!
    
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post #2 of 10
Nope won't work, they usually give you a converter with the card? Otherwise you'll have to grab one
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post #3 of 10
No.


It wont work.
post #4 of 10
If the psu lacks a 8 pin, it was not designed to provide that kind of power.

Upgrade to a psu that can safely handle that stress
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Looks like I'll need to wait a while till my new PSU gets here. lol

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As already stated, it won't work. Did your card come with an 8-pin to Molex adapter? If so, just use that for now.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 3/25/11 at 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
As already stated, it won't work. Did your card come with an 8-pin to Molex adapter? If so, just use that for now.
Bought it second hand, OEM.
    
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post #8 of 10
Just jump it... It should be fine and will work.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Just jump it... It should be fine and will work.
Just put 2 grounds wires in the extra 2 spaces?
    
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post #10 of 10
My pci-e power are 6/8 pin ones!
So I'd think you could use an 8 pin with a bit of a mod?
The difference being just the two black ones on the right!

But don't just take my word for it
And I'm guessing DuckieHo is saying the same!

edit, thought you had 8 pin
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