I just got my gpu and it needs 2 six pin pcie connections and my psu only has one. I was going to use a y adapter but I believe it is not safe. Instead of buying a whole new psu is it safe to use a 2 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie. My psu calculates to 680 watts but is advertised at 650w and the gpu requires just 500w. Any way the issue I am facing is that I am not sure if I should get a 1 four pin molex to 6 pin pcie or would using a 2 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie be better. I believe using the 2 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie would be better to assure that the gpu is getting the sufficient power requirements. As long as I don't use both molexes from the same power strand. Please let me know if I am correct. Thank you
The 6850 doesn't use 500W. A system with a 6850 might need to be powered by a 500W PSU, but the card itself doesn't use that much. What "680W: PSU you do you have? You should be ok unless its total junk.
Can someone please let me know which is better or more safe. 2 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie or 1 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie. I do know that the gpu does not use 500watts. What I meant was a 500 watt psu is the minimum requirement for my Radeon HD6870. I do know that other psu's come with more than one 6 pin pcie connections. That is now what I need information about. And it's not a 6850 its a 6870. Can someone please give me a helpful answer. Please let me know which is better or more safe. 2 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie or 1 four pin molex to 1 six pin pcie.
Thanks for the help. Sorry I kind of confused you guys. I want to use 1 adapter that has 2 4pin molex. I figured it is better to have two molex to 1 six pin pcie. The one six pin pcie I have is connected directly to the gpu and the 2 4pin molex is my adapter for a second 6pin pcie. I made sure not to use the 2 four pin molex's from the same string from my psu making sure it gets the power it needs. thanks