Use 4pin cpu cable for 4870x2 Tags: Graphics Cards CPUs Cable Graphics Last response: April 5, 2009 3:55 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs April 4, 2009 3:44:16 PM hi, because its weekend i can get the right cable. my psu has only got 2x 6pin pcie connectors. I bought second hand 4870x2 it needs a 6pin and 8pin power cable from psu. my question is: is it possible to use the 2x 6pin from the psu and only the 2 black pins (from the 4pin cpu cable) The 4pin cpu cable is free because i also have an 8pin cpu cable for my motherboard. i hope im clear for u guys. More about : 4pin cpu cable 4870x2 mactronix a c 130 U Graphics card a b à CPUs April 4, 2009 3:46:27 PM No you cant do that. Its possable that you could run it on two 6 pin cables but i dont know enough about it im afraid but definatly dont do what you are saying. Mactronix rags_20 April 4, 2009 4:48:36 PM Never, never, never. +1 mactronix. Best thing to do is plug in the two, disable CF and play. Related resources Can I use a 4pin cpu cable to power my Asus M5A97 (8pin)? - Forum weird CPU -Z reading and 4pin power cable - Forum Won't turn on with 4pin cable - Forum 3-Pin to 4-Pin Fan Adapter Cable on H60? - Forum CPU 4-pin Extension caught fire. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer spathotan April 4, 2009 4:50:15 PM No. Its called a CPU power cable for a reason. They carry different currents off different rails of the PSU. You can use the two 6pin PCIe cables for the card but overclocking will be disabled from my understanding. Or just do as rags suggest and disable crossfire before you open any games. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card a b à CPUs April 4, 2009 6:12:12 PM Just get yourself a 6 to 8 pin PCI-e adapter. It's like $8 on newegg rags_20 April 5, 2009 12:30:01 AM Quote:because its weekend i can get the right cable. I think he means can't Dekasav April 5, 2009 3:55:56 AM Wait until Monday, then. Blowing your PSU/Card isn't worth it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum4pin vs 8pin power cable Forum8-pin cpu power on the motherboard, CPU fan only 4-pin Forum4-pin CPU connector vs 8 ForumPC is not running when i plugged the 4-PIN cpu power connector !!!! ForumQ: Molex 4-pin cable to 3-pin needed? Forum4-pin ATX 12v cable burned/fell apart in slot?? ForumCan I use 8-pin 12v in my P35-DS3L 4-pin connector? ForumMy PSU has one 4pin cable cming out. How can i use it on 6pin gfx card ForumCan I connect 4-pin ATX to a molex PCIe card? ForumMobo only powers up without the 4pin cpu power plugged in ForumMy new Mobo has 8-pin EATX12 V cpu plug but my PSU only has the 4pin ? ForumJust bought a 7970... Forum4870X2 on windows XP32 bit with 4 gigs RAM Forum4870X2 following the trend - early extinction ForumAccelero XTREME 4870X2 Launch is Delayed 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 !