Question about power connector Tags: Power Supplies Connection Power Sapphire Components Last response: August 29, 2011 4:44 AM in Components Share sapped December 9, 2010 8:33:31 AM hello i recently bought an Sapphire HD 6850 gfx card, it requires the card to connect to the power supply the PCIe connector provided in the Sapphire package only have 4 out of the 6 pins used (4 powercables running under it) while the other two pin connect to each other the PCIe connector of my PSU have all of its 6 pin used (6 powercables) i wonder which one i should use? also my psu is only 460w, so my gfx card will need as much power as it needs so which one should i use?? i know what i posted is a bit confusing, but i don't know what to call those things, i will provide pictures soon to make it clearer More about : question power connector sapped December 9, 2010 10:47:25 AM okay i got the pics of the connectors, the main difference are the number of wires this is the connector of the psu, it has 6 wires attached this is the connector given by the gfx card, it has 5 wires with one connecting two pins on the graphics card box it says i should use the one given, but some video by amd shows they just use the psu's connector, im really confused which one to use delluser1 a c 242 ) Power supply December 9, 2010 10:50:11 AM Use the cable from the psu, the adapter is included in the box in case your psu doesn't have a 6 pin connector. Related resources Question about power connector - Forum Question about mylar sleeve and 4-pin power connector (Seagate 750 gb) - Forum M55SLI-S4--- Question about Power Connector 24 pins & 20 pins - Forum GPU connector advice (and power question ) - Forum ATX 12v Power Connector Question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wa1 a b ) Power supply December 9, 2010 11:01:54 AM What is your PSU exactly? brand? model? 460W isn't tell us anything... sapped December 9, 2010 12:01:51 PM Cooler Master 460 RS-460-PCAR-A3 its not a good psu, i think its actual wattage is 420 or so so i will just use the cable from the psu then? wa1 a b ) Power supply December 9, 2010 12:11:06 PM http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3686 That's your PSU, right? It has 18A on each 12V rails, so you can run a single HD6850 with that PSU. And use 6pin power connector cable from PSU (your PSU has one 6pin power connector). sapped December 9, 2010 1:02:09 PM k thx guys, now its time to sit back and enjoy arma 2 absxiith August 22, 2011 7:03:19 AM Is the hd 6850 running smoothly with the 460w coolermaster psu?I am getting this card and have also considered the Evga GTX 550 ti.Which ones better?And I have the same psu-a 460 w coolermaster..... ngoy August 22, 2011 8:31:36 PM See http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-revie... Full stress is 280W, which you will never hit gaming. sapped August 29, 2011 4:44:08 AM yeah, its running quite good actually, but I have never overclocked it and don't plan on doing so. from what I heard, its possible to flash a hd6850 to a hd6870, although I have never taken a look into that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuestion about the 8 pin power connector ForumPower Supply Connector /Graphic card question ForumJust bought an MSI Nvidia N560GTX. Power connector question ForumQuestion about 3-pin pwr_fan connector ForumQuestion about 8 to 4 pin cpu connector ForumQuestion about quick connector plus for the Xin 970 case... ForumQuestion about gtx460 power connectors ForumQuestion about 3 pin video card connector ForumASUS P5Q SE AND Thermaltake Orb II = power connector question Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumPower supply help ForumCorsair power supply ForumPower Supply for Acer Aspire AX1800 mini PC? ForumQuestion about pre applied thermal paste Forum[Solved] PCI-Express Connector? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !