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 m 0 l delluser1 a c 243 ) 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. m 0 l Related resources Question about the 8 pin power connector - Forum 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 Question about power connectors on my gigabyte GTX 760 - 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... m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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). m 0 l sapped December 9, 2010 1:02:09 PM k thx guys, now its time to sit back and enjoy arma 2 m 0 l 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..... m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuestion about graphics card power connectors Forum SolvedQuestion about powering grahpics card - 3 to 4 pin molex connectors Forum SolvedQuestion about Rosewill Hive 550W ATX/EPS12 4/8 pin connector and M5A99FX 8 pin EATX12V slot Forum Question about gtx460 power connectors Forum p5k-e wifi-ap little urgent question about power connectors Forum SolvedCPU power connector question Forum SolvedGigabyte GTX 760 Power Connector Question Forum SolvedGTX 760 Power Connector Questions Forum Question about fan LED connector Forum SolvedJust bought an MSI Nvidia N560GTX. Power connector question Forum SolvedQuestion on 8-pin power connector Forum SolvedPower Connector Question for GX 280 Forum PCIE power connector question Forum SolvedQuestion about PSU's and the minimum power requirements of the graphics card Forum SolvedQuestion about the MSI R9 280x power requirement Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !