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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 27, 2009 6:23:54 PM

K i Just bought an ASUS EAH 4890 which I was under the impression is 2 x 6 pin. But there are 8 holes altogether on the card. My power supply has 2 x 6 pin and an extra 2 pin in that bundle of cables. But I'm not sure if I need to hook it up, it's going to be damn tricky. Does it matter what order I put the two six pins in I just put the one marked #1 closest to top and #2 next lol...sorry for being an idiot.
November 27, 2009 6:29:17 PM

Yes, you need the full 8 pin connector. You shouldn't be able to run it with just a 6 pin. Hook up enough to fill it. No, the order shouldn't matter.
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November 27, 2009 6:43:25 PM

I take it the PSU came with a 6-to-8 pin converter (they are sometimes labelled as PCI-E 6+2)? If so you'll be fine, the extra pins are returns (earths) anyway.
There is no need to worry about which plug fits which socket, just connect either of your 6 pin connectors to the 6 pin and the other to the 8 pin with the converter.