Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

PSU 2 6pins = 1 6pins as well?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 18, 2013 2:43:58 PM

I'm replacing my GTX 480 with a GTX 660 ( EVGA ) And I've noticed the 660 only takes one 6 pin PSU cord. However, I have a 2 6pin ( and one 2 pin ) cord. Do I need to get a new cord or will one of the 6 pins give the proper voltage?

More about : psu 6pins 6pins

October 18, 2013 2:47:13 PM

on new power supplys they make one cable a six plus two cable. you can use ether cable for gpu without any issues. on gpu with two six pin or one six and one eight you use the other cable to power up the gpu.
m
0
l
October 18, 2013 2:48:16 PM

THose things vary with the card. If you only have a single 6 pin connector, then that's all that is needed.
m
0
l
Related resources
October 18, 2013 2:51:53 PM

smorizio said:
on new power supplys they make one cable a six plus two cable. you can use ether cable for gpu without any issues. on gpu with two six pin or one six and one eight you use the other cable to power up the gpu.


So if I used the PSU to power the 480 ( 8 pin ) I can just use one of the 6 pins and it will not over or under supply to GPU? I was just wondering if the W would differ between cords.
m
0
l

Best solution

October 18, 2013 3:05:37 PM

No. if it is 8 Pin, then you need to use the 6 + 2 pin connector, if you have one.
Share
October 18, 2013 3:35:26 PM

coastie65 said:
No. if it is 8 Pin, then you need to use the 6 + 2 pin connector, if you have one.


I'll assume I'm being unclear. Sorry, What I meant was I am switing from a 6 + 8 pin gpu to a single 6 pin and the cord I used for the previous gpu is the only one I have. Shown here:


Will one of those 6 pins be fine? ( The other 6+2 hanging inside the case not being used.

m
0
l
October 18, 2013 3:42:47 PM

Yeah, that'll be good. :) 
m
0
l
!