Quick question about 6 pin connectors Tags: Graphics Cards HD Power Graphics Last response: March 6, 2011 11:29 PM in Graphics & Displays Share nubsauce101 March 6, 2011 7:44:34 PM I'm wondering, for a video card like the HD 4870 that requires two 6-pin connectors, does it card draw power from one of the connectors primarily and then when it needs more it draws from the other or is it simultaneous? More about : quick question pin connectors anort3 a c 258 U Graphics card March 6, 2011 8:10:41 PM I believe it uses both at the same time. m 0 l iam2thecrowe a c 173 U Graphics card March 6, 2011 11:28:20 PM yep, uses both. the reason there are 2 connectors is so it doesnt draw too much power through 1 pcie cable and burn out the cable or melt the insulation. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davah March 6, 2011 11:29:32 PM It uses both at the same time i will not function without them both m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuick Question about Dual MOLEX-to-PCIe 6-pin Adapters Forum a little weird question about 6 pin connectors:) Forum SolvedEVGA Gtx 770 - Question on 6-pin and 8-pin PCI-e connectors Forum SolvedQuick and short question about Phobya 3-Pin Splitter Forum SolvedQuestion about powering grahpics card - 3 to 4 pin molex connectors Forum Quick noob question about system fan connectors Forum Quick question about my psu connectors! Forum SolvedVery quick questions about case connectors Forum Solved6+2 pin connector question (noob) Forum question on 6 pin connectors / 2 . 6connecter Forum quick technical question about connectors. Forum Question about 1 x 6-pin PCIe and GTX 750 Ti Forum Newb question about 15pin D-Sub & DVI-D connectors. Forum SolvedQuestion about Rosewill Hive 550W ATX/EPS12 4/8 pin connector and M5A99FX 8 pin EATX12V slot Forum SolvedQuick newbie question regarding orientation of 6+2 psu connector Forum SolvedQuick question about HD SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s Forum SolvedQuestion about 6-pin pci Forum Quick question about 3 pin fan adapter, not sure where to put this Forum SolvedQuestion about a possible 6 pin converter... Forum SolvedPCI 6 Pin Connector Question Forum 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 !