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2 6pin PCI-e connections on one cable?

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March 5, 2012 5:29:39 PM

I have a video card that requires (2) 6pin pci-e connections, can I safely connect (2) 6 pins to it even if they are on the same cable, or is that too much power going through one cable?
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March 5, 2012 5:41:44 PM

What are your system specs? especially the PSU and GPU...
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March 5, 2012 5:43:52 PM

CPU: intel i5 2500K
GPU: Gigabyte XFX 560 ti
PSU: 550w Roswill
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March 5, 2012 5:49:48 PM

Which 550W Rosewill?
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March 5, 2012 5:54:09 PM

RD550N Stallion

my connection looks like this, factory connections, one cable, no Y adaptors.


PSU........PCI-e.......PCI-e

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March 5, 2012 6:08:03 PM

Rosewill's OEM designed the PSU to support SLI or cards that require two 6-pin PCIe connectors. Normally they are on separate cables, but you should be good.
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March 5, 2012 7:11:32 PM

Yeah you will be fine. I am running a GTX260, which is a huge card that needs a lot of power off a very cheap 500W PSU, using all sorts of adapters.

I have been playing Skyrim and Battlefield which are pretty intensive, and none of my components get too hot. The voltage across the PSU is pretty sound too.
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March 5, 2012 8:23:32 PM

thanks guys!
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March 5, 2012 10:43:36 PM

On pretty much any PSU that's not a fly-by-night brand, they won't give you extra PCIe plugs if you can't safely use them. It's mostly when people are using adapters to jury-rig extra PCIe plugs out of two molex plugs that I see them run into trouble. That or overloading the PSU in general, which actually is the usual outcome.
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