Solved Connecting my gtx 280 card Tags: Nvidia Gtx Cooler Master Cable Graphics Last response: April 1, 2010 7:01 PM in Graphics & Displays Share welliam March 31, 2010 5:28:38 PM Hello, my psu is coolermaster 850 and my card need one 6 pin + one 8 pin and I have in psu one cable had both and another one separate for 6 pin is better to connect 8 pin and 6 pin from two separate cables for more power or use one cable with both ? Thanks More about : connecting gtx 280 card BroHamBone March 31, 2010 6:53:39 PM Your Psu should be fine for just the one card. You should use seperate 8pin and 6 pin cables. There are seperate cables on the PSU that you can use. Those are the direct lines to the power unit. roush2fast March 31, 2010 7:46:03 PM Depends on what CM it is. Some have multiple rails. PSU model # ? Related resources How can i connect the power supply to my gtx 280 ? - Forum Solid color after splash screen...has my card failed? ( gtx 280 ocx)? - Forum Upgrade dying GTX280 to run 2 monitors + TV - Forum Just picked up cheap gtx 280 - Forum 195.62 Nvidia drivers killed my card ? GTX 280 and 285 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer welliam March 31, 2010 10:51:55 PM real power pro 850w Best solution flyinfinni a b Î Nvidia March 31, 2010 11:19:40 PM Share Use the 2 separate cables. The one cable that has both connectors on it is only so that it can be used with EITHER one, NOT both. If you try to use just one cable with both connectors, it will not work. welliam April 1, 2010 9:55:42 AM is there any harm will happen to the card if I connect one cable in both ? flyinfinni a b Î Nvidia April 1, 2010 4:56:57 PM Probably won't hurt the card, but it may not turn on as it will not be able to get enough power through just one cable. welliam April 1, 2010 7:01:11 PM Best answer selected by mdk4ever. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forummy system wont boot after replacing my vga card to gtx280 ForumLosing video Asus VH222H-P (on 280GTX OCX) ForumGtx 280 + PSU ForumGTX 280 and Power Connection/Supply ForumGTX280 & Coolmax ZX-600w Forum280 gtx on 500w ocz modular psu ForumFatal1ty Pro Soundcard and Nvidia 280 GTX ForumProblem with gtx280 ForumGeforce 280 GTX strange errors/crashes, please help! ForumConnecting nvidia GTX 280 to TV ? ForumGTX 280 - Wait till GTX 600 series or settle for an 560 ti for now? ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix Forum[Solved] Graphics card for a Photoshop Beast Forum[Solved] Audio jumping Video Card ForumMobile Graphics Card 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 !