8800GTX Power Connectors - Need Both? Tags: Nvidia SLI Power Graphics Last response: August 1, 2007 6:07 PM in Graphics & Displays Share mbs49 August 1, 2007 3:25:47 PM I hope this isn't a stupid question. I just got a 8800GTX that has two 6 pin power receptacles. Do I need to use both or just one? I am not running SLI. Thanks! More about : 8800gtx power connectors vertigo_2000 August 1, 2007 3:52:14 PM Do you not have enough 6 pin power connectors to do both? Hook 'em both in... give the GTX the power it needs/wants. mbs49 August 1, 2007 4:05:52 PM I do have two 6 pin power connectors coming from the PSU, I just wasn't clear if the card needed them both or not. Thanks for the reply vertigo! Related resources 2 sli connectors on the 8800gtx wtf? - Forum sli certified upto two 8800gtx 's? but has three sets of power chords - Forum Bought a new PSU and want to know if it can power 8800GTX - Forum EVGA 8800gtx Power Question - Forum 8800GTX power supply question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bruce555 August 1, 2007 4:27:49 PM You wouldn't be able to run it without the 2 pcie power cables. nukemaster a b Î Nvidia August 1, 2007 4:28:26 PM Connect them both the card takes just a little to much power for 1 cable...so they added another....it may work...but it would be out of ATX specs for the 1 cable to deliver all the power(well some comes from your board too....... bruce555 August 1, 2007 4:36:10 PM What kind of PSU are you using? tridman August 1, 2007 5:16:10 PM also you should use two different lines of power coming out of the power supply so you even out the draw of power, if you look each line or rail has about 20 amps mbs49 August 1, 2007 5:35:28 PM bruce555 said:What kind of PSU are you using? I've got a CoolMax 700W Modular PSU. This is a new build and this PSU had overall very good reviews, plus I wanted a modular design. I will use both power connectors. Just out of curiosity, what if you were running SLI? Would you need a PSU that had four 6 pin PCIe power connectors? Thanks for all the help to all, I really appreciate it! NewbieTechGodII August 1, 2007 6:07:13 PM mbs49 said:I hope this isn't a stupid question. I just got a 8800GTX that has two 6 pin power receptacles. Do I need to use both or just one? I am not running SLI. Thanks! Well that all depends on what color your case is. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum8800GTX Power Question ForumWhy 2 SLI connectors on each 8800gtx but only 1 SLI bridge? ForumIs it neccesary for me to use both 6pin power connectors for my gtx275 ForumNew PC Vista 64 Bit 8800GTX Runs Horrid Need help ForumSettiing up 8800GTX in SLI - need help! ForumGoing from 8800GTX to SLi'd GTXs, anything needed? Forum8800GTX Beeping. Forum8800gtx vs 9800 gtx... for HDTV? So Confused. Forum8800gtx / 9800gtx/gx2 *OR* New CPU and MB? Forum8800GTX and 939 mobo Forum2 x 2900Pros in Crosssfire OR 1 x 8800GTX - what do you think? ForumHelp with a 8800GTX ForumM2N32-SLI Deluxe Mobo, ATI 2900 or 8800gtx ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken Forum8800GTX crash OR faulty PSU? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !