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Quick newbie question regarding orientation of 6+2 psu connector

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September 7, 2013 9:57:46 PM

Hi all,

Very quick question here, for the 6+2 power connector does it matter which way you insert the +2 part? It could be inserted one way, or rotated 180 degrees and then inserted. Does it matter?


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September 7, 2013 10:05:18 PM

The Six plus two not for the mb but for your gpu power. There made to be keyed to gpu power. Your power supply should have an eight pin black cable or two four pin ones or a four pin one. If you have older ps with four pin plug it work fine on eight pin mb power plug. Just use half of the plug. The mb eight pin power plug is keyed and pinned.
September 7, 2013 10:15:27 PM

smorizio said:
The Six plus two not for the mb but for your gpu power. There made to be keyed to gpu power. Your power supply should have an eight pin black cable or two four pin ones or a four pin one. If you have older ps with four pin plug it work fine on eight pin mb power plug. Just use half of the plug. The mb eight pin power plug is keyed and pinned.


yea this is for my gpu. Unfortunately, my cosair hx650 does not have a 8pin power, it only has 6+2 ... heres a picture of it

my question is regarding the orientation of the +2 part of the 6+2 connect
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September 7, 2013 10:19:48 PM
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The six pin cable is keyed the two pin cable only going to go on one way.
September 7, 2013 10:21:54 PM

smorizio said:
The six pin cable is keyed the two pin cable only going to go on one way.


good point... sorry stupid question.. thanks for your help
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