PCI E Compatible: 6 pin? Tags: Graphics Cards Compatibility Power PCI Express Graphics Product Last response: May 17, 2008 10:16 AM in Graphics & Displays Share jasno May 17, 2008 12:36:02 AM I was thinking about buying this 8800 GT but then I noticed it has a 6pin PCI-E Power Connection I have a 7600 GT for my PCI E slot and didnt need a special power connector for it, just slide it in the slot and good to go. Now I wanna upgrade to something like this 8800 GT but I am not sure I can, do I need a special power connection for it? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Here is the Power supply / tower I have now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And just in case, here is the MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks so much for all your help More about : pci compatible pin jasno May 17, 2008 12:55:27 AM ok simply will this card work? i have a pci e slot, but i dont know if i need a special power line for it or what. anyone have a clue? huron a b U Graphics card May 17, 2008 1:00:33 AM You need to have the 6 pin connector from you PSU to connect to this and many other higher-powered GPUs. If your PSU doesn't have one of these connectors, you're out of luck. The power provided through the motherboard isn't enough to use one. You can get a pretty quality PSU with for a decent price if you look around and don't mind dealing with rebates. Sorry man. Good luck if you do want to get one and get a PSU too. Related resources Can an 8 pin (type 3) cable plug into an 6+2 PCI-E port? - Forum 6 Pin PCI-E to Molex - Forum 650ti Boost 2x4pin molex to 6pin pci-e - Forum 6+2 pin pci-e connector won't go all the way in 6 pin pci-e slot - Forum pci-e 6 pin power to 2 molex? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Kari a c 86 U Graphics card May 17, 2008 1:01:51 AM take a look in the case to see if you have one of these hanging around if not, you could get something like this to get around that problem jasno May 17, 2008 1:35:13 AM Kari said: if not, you could get something like this to get around that problem http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/12-189-120-02.JPG it looks like it might actually come with one of those in the package: is that the same type of thing there? i did link my power supply and mobo, but when i look at the specs on newegg i cant seem to find anything concerning this, is there a way to tell from the specs there if i have 1 ? Kari a c 86 U Graphics card May 17, 2008 10:16:11 AM yeah, looks like you should already have the adapter cable then. And I looked through the specs of your case/psu over at newegg but it didn't really tell that much about the psu connectors... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan I cut my 6 pin pci-e into a 4 pin Forum SolvedR9 280X with 1x 8 PIN PCI-E and 1x 6 PIN PCI-E (Only have 2x 6 Pin PCI-E) Forum SolvedPCI-e 8Pin and 6+2Pin Forum SolvedI connected a new 6 pin pci e cable from my modular psu to gpuand pc wont switch on Forum SolvedAdapter- 4-pin molex to 6-pin pci-e connector Forum SolvedEVGA Gtx 770 - Question on 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-e connectors Forum Solved6pin AUX to 6pin PCI-E connector possible for modular PSU? Forum SolvedPCI-E Powercable 6pin vs PCI-E Powercable 6pin no connector: does the extra 12v hurt? Forum SolvedUse PCI-E 6 & 8 Pin on same cable? Forum SolvedCan 6 Pin PCI-E cables (male to male) be purchased online? Forum SolvedGraphics card needs 8+6 pin PCI-E, PSU only has 6 pin Forum SolvedPowering GPU with 2 pci-e 6+2pin connectors Forum SolvedHelp, GTX 770, Do I use the 6 and 8-pin power connectors on my PSU labled PCI-E or do I use the adaptors? Forum SolvedInstalling GTX 770: Can I use a 6+2 PCI-E cable on a 6 pin socket? Forum Solved6 + 2 Pin PCI-E connector Forum 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 !