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Installing new graphics card power connector problem.

I recently bought this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150697
to replace my nvidia 550 ti card. The card has a slot for both a six pin and 8pin connector. Do I need to plug them both in? Here is my psu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093

I don't think I even have an 8pin cord. What should I do?
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    Yes you need to plug both in to make the card work.
    Your power supply should have one 6+2 pin and one 6 pin PCIE connector.

    You should have a 6+2 pin PCIE connector to make a 8 pin PCIE power cable.
    You clip the extra two pin hang off the 6 pin to make a 8 pin PCIE.

    6+2:
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress6plus2
  2. Suztera said:
    Yes you need to plug both in to make the card work.
    Your power supply should have one 6+2 pin and one 6 pin PCIE connector.

    You should have a 6+2 pin PCIE connector to make a 8 pin PCIE power cable.
    You clip the extra two pin hang off the 6 pin to make a 8 pin PCIE.

    6+2:
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress6plus2



    should the 2 piece already be attached? It appears I only have 2 6pin cords
  3. You should have one 6 pin with two pins hanging off it. You should attach the extra two pins to make it a 8 pin.
  4. Suztera said:
    You should have one 6 pin with two pins hanging off it. You should attach the extra two pins to make it a 8 pin.


    Here are the only two cords that I have.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/huyr6qgc5g4kawe/20140613_184114.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uy6bmpl26k771qt/20140613_184317.jpg

    Maybe seasonic messed up? can I just go out and buy one of these cords from microcenter or something?

    EDIT: Luckily I found a 6pin to 8pin converter in the gpu box. Thank you very much for your help
  5. Can't see the pictures?
  6. Suztera said:
    Can't see the pictures?


    sorry I removed them from my dropbox. I definitely don't have that 6+2 connector though. Will one of these http://www.systemagnostic.com/wp-uploads/2013/02/2x6pin-to-8pin-PCIe.jpg work instead?
  7. If you plug two 6 pins into that adaptar then yes it will work.
    Are you sure you have the M12II 520W? You should have at least one 6+2 pin and one 6 pin PCIE cable given.
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