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Sli with 8800GTX PSU question.

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May 14, 2010 7:16:38 PM

I wanna run two 8800GTX but not sure how to work the PSU... I have a Corsair 620w with 2X6pin PCI-e "labeled on them" connectors with 2pin hanging of each of them. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25318999@N07/4607248588/

How do i work it if i wanna run SLI? Do i make the 6 pin a 8 pin with the extra bit hanging or do i get molex converters
The PSU Manual says it's SLI ready... Any info would be appreciated...


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a b ) Power supply
May 14, 2010 7:53:35 PM

jpfourie said:
Do i make the 6 pin a 8 pin with the extra bit hanging

That's exactly why they are there
May 14, 2010 8:33:05 PM

enzo matrix said:
That's exactly why they are there


But i only have two 6 pin sockets on the card and not a 8 pin... do i plug the 2 pin in the other 6pin? sorry to ask this question but i never build or used sli before
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a b ) Power supply
May 14, 2010 8:34:30 PM

the lil 2 pins just hang loose you only use the 6 pin piece
May 14, 2010 8:38:24 PM

obsidian86 said:
the lil 2 pins just hang loose you only use the 6 pin piece


So let me get this straight... You use one 6 pin for each card? Why is there two female slots for 6 pin?

Thanks for the reply
May 14, 2010 8:50:59 PM

no, you use 2 6pin connectors on your card because it needs those 2 connectors, if the card had a 8pin connector then you would add the extra 2 pins in it
May 14, 2010 8:52:59 PM

ubernoobie said:
no, you use 2 6pin connectors on your card because it needs those 2 connectors, if the card had a 8pin connector then you would add the extra 2 pins in it


Okay so how do i get power to the other (SLI) card? i only have two 6 pin connectors...
a b ) Power supply
May 14, 2010 8:54:48 PM

you need a 6 pin cable splitter
May 14, 2010 9:03:18 PM

obsidian86 said:
you need a 6 pin cable splitter


So i need 24 in total?
May 14, 2010 9:04:41 PM

obsidian86 said:
you need a 6 pin cable splitter


Don't mid the last message... I need 24 pins in total? 6x4?
a b ) Power supply
May 14, 2010 9:18:26 PM

yes ,what you have is 2 6 pin pci connectors but what you want is 4 pci connectors you can use a splitter



a b ) Power supply
May 15, 2010 3:04:38 AM

jpfourie said:
But i only have two 6 pin sockets on the card and not a 8 pin... do i plug the 2 pin in the other 6pin? sorry to ask this question but i never build or used sli before

No. That means you need two six pin connectors. Your power supply is not good enough.
a c 243 ) Power supply
May 15, 2010 3:08:03 AM

enzo matrix said:
No. That means you need two six pin connectors. Your power supply is not good enough.

His power supply has been put to use running dual 260's, it's good enough.
a c 243 ) Power supply
May 15, 2010 3:11:20 AM

Didn't mention that.
If he follows the link I provided, he can remedy that.
a b ) Power supply
May 15, 2010 3:12:07 AM

delluser1 said:
His power supply has been put to use running dual 260's, it's good enough.

I mean connectorwise.
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