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GPU short in power

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September 16, 2011 12:16:28 PM

Hello,

This is a dumb question. But i would like to ask if a high-end graphics card (which requires 2 6-pin connectors) run with only 1 6-pin connector attached?

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a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2011 12:32:44 PM

Nope, they might come on, but will cause excessive heating of the components...
Leading to burn outs and eventual RMAs.

But if you have the card that requires that much power , I bet it came with a PCIe Power cable that splits one connection into the required type or then fuses two connectors from the PSU to make one properly powered card.
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September 16, 2011 12:40:32 PM

No. Unless power input is detected from both power inputs the card will not run.

What is the wattage of your PSU?
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a b U Graphics card
September 16, 2011 12:50:57 PM

As stated
No, you can't run a GPU that needs 2x6 pin pci-e connectors on a PSU that only has a 1x6 pin connector.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
September 16, 2011 1:03:01 PM

No.
Yes it is a dumb question.They made it with 2 power connectors for a reason.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 16, 2011 1:06:57 PM

There are no dumb questions, the only questions being dumb are the one's not asked. Purple be gentle ! :lol: 
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