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 6-pin to 8- pin PCI-E adapter question - Forum Switched 6pin +2 PCI-E with video card 8 pin - Forum 2x 6pin vs. 1x8 pin pci-e - Forum 6 +2 pin pci-e molex adapter? or cheap 450/550w psu. - Forum Power spec for the PCI-E 8 pin power plug - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Kari a b 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 b 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: ForumPSU with no 6-pin PCI-E to power 2x 6-pin GPU ForumNot enough 6 pin PCI-e for Crossfire Forum2 6 pin PCI-E Connectors on GPU and PSU ForumWhy does my ATI radeon 5670 powercolor 1 GB DDR3 needs a 6 pin PCI E ? ForumPCI-E 6-pin to 2-Molex Power Y-Adapter Cable Keeps burning ForumCan I use a PCI-e 6 pin on a CPU 4 pin socket? ForumOldr Thermaltake 480 psu with no 6 pin pci-e con. Video card options? Forum6 pin pci -express connector Forum6 pin Pci-E to molex adapter? ForumDoes a 8- pin PCI-E connector fit in a 6-pin ? ForumPSU good enough for 2 6pin PCI-E connectors? ForumIs this a 8- pin PCI-E ? ForumMolex to 6 pin PCI-e connections??? Forum120hz mode - Samsung UN55EH6000 ForumDDR3 memory in video card compatible? 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 !