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March 21, 2014 11:39:15 PM

I've recently bought a sapphire r7 250x and it requires a 6 pin pcie connector.... which my psu doesn't has....... a single 3 pin to 6 pin connector came with the card..... I wanted to ask whether this cable would be able to power the card or do i need to get a dual 3pin to 6 pin connector or a new psu with 6 pin pcie connector......
Please tell me the best option..... I obviously don't want my card to.get damaged..
March 21, 2014 11:48:42 PM

use the one with your card as long as your psu can handle it.what psu do you have and what is your setup?
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March 21, 2014 11:58:00 PM

It's a pretty basic one....... Core2duo.... 4 gb ram motherboard is from msi it's ddr3 1 hdd 1 optical drive and the psu is a 450w it came with the case....i was wondering that this psu would be appropriate as the rig is basic and would not require much power
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March 22, 2014 12:03:57 AM

the psu is ok it should run i estimated it at about 350 watt so you should be ok.
if the pc refuses to start grab a better psu most of the times the psu provided with the case is low quality and does not output the displayed wattage.
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March 22, 2014 12:07:52 AM

So i should give it a try..... And what would be the worst thing that could happen....
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March 22, 2014 12:16:38 AM

yes give it a try.
the worst thing is the pc will not start and you will need to remove the gpu or buy a new psu.
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March 22, 2014 12:24:22 AM

Thank you for your support..... And how would I know that the gpu is getting the required power from the single 3pin to 6 pin connector .. Or i should get a dual 3 pin to 6 pin connector
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March 22, 2014 12:32:05 AM

your gpu does not consume a lot of power it should be able to power up without a 6 pin connection in theory through the motherboard.the reason it has a 6 pin is so you can be able to overclok it.
why else would the manufacture include it in there if it was not going to work with it.
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