How is this possible?

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  1. Usually power supply comes with a 6 pin plus an extra 2 pin attach along with it which makes it an 8 pin connector.
  2. It makes a bit more sense when the wires are colored, but a 6 pin connector has 3 yellow wires(+12V) on one side, and 3 black wires(ground) on the other, the additional 2 wires on the 8 pin are both grounds so they just run them from the extra 2 pins to two of the existing grounds on the PCI-E 6 pin connector.
  3. Huh? The one on the motherboard is either a 4 pin or an 8 pin, not a 6 pin, and its keyed differently to prevent the 8 pin PCI-E power connector from fitting in, if you push hard enough to deform the plastic and get it in there you probably damaged the board.
  4. hunter315 said:
    It makes a bit more sense when the wires are colored, but a 6 pin connector has 3 yellow wires(+12V) on one side, and 3 black wires(ground) on the other, the additional 2 wires on the 8 pin are both grounds so they just run them from the extra 2 pins to two of the existing grounds on the PCI-E 6 pin connector.


    So like this?


    http://img809.imageshack.us/f/psu.png/
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