ASUS 6850 requires two 6 pin connectors?

Okay, so I bought the ASUS 6850 and it seems that it requires two 6 pin connectors.
My Seasonic M12II 620 Watt only has one 6 pin connector?
Now what? :??:
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  1. According to newegg, specs are
    PCI-Express Connector
    1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin

    You should be fine (?)
  2. ^ +1 You're good. The 6+2 is basically just another 6 pin with an extra 2 pin connector that you don't have to use.
  3. pdxalex is correct, you should have one 6-pin and one 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. Mfrs page for the M12II-620: http://www.seasonicusa.com/M12II-Bronze.htm
    Do you remember where you stored the spare cables?

    Most 6850s only require one 6-pin; is yours factory OCd?
  4. Rugger said:
    pdxalex is correct, you should have one 6-pin and one 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. Mfrs page for the M12II-620: http://www.seasonicusa.com/M12II-Bronze.htm
    Do you remember where you stored the spare cables?

    Most 6850s only require one 6-pin; is yours factory OCd?


    Yes I remember but where can I see that the card is asking for one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin?

    Also, it is a "little bit" overclocked from ASUS.
  5. It looks like it will only require 2 6 pin connectors, like you said in you first post. I can't find any pics of the top of the board to see, but there are solder pads for 2 6 pin connectors that I can see in the pics I found.
  6. The 6+2 pin can either be configured as a 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector or as a 150W 8-pin PCIe power connector. One end of the connector will have a detachable 2-pin section. You simply disconnect the 2-pin section from the other pins and only use the 6-pins; don't cut the cable, the 2-pin section just dangles there.
  7. If this is the model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121419&Tpk=asus%206850
    Then take a look the pictures on newegg; the two 6-pin connectors are on the top rear portion of the board.
  8. Do you think it would be a good idea to just cancel the order and go with a different brand such as Gigabyte or any other that you recommend?
    I'd prefer using 1 6 pin instead of 2.
  9. MyLastWish said:
    Do you think it would be a good idea to just cancel the order and go with a different brand such as Gigabyte or any other that you recommend?
    I'd prefer using 1 6 pin instead of 2.


    Why? You have plenty of power with that PSU. MORE than enough for a factory OC 6850 (or most any single card config, for that matter). Stay with the 6850.
  10. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Why? You have plenty of power with that PSU. MORE than enough for a factory OC 6850 (or most any single card config, for that matter). Stay with the 6850.


    I was going to stay with the 6850, it's just that I don't understand what this ASUS card is asking for.
    Is it a 6+2 and a 6 or is it two 6's or what? :??:
  11. MyLastWish said:
    I was going to stay with the 6850, it's just that I don't understand what this ASUS card is asking for.
    Is it a 6+2 and a 6 or is it two 6's or what? :??:


    Two 6 pin connectors (which you have). :)
  12. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Two 6 pin connectors (which you have). :)


    Okay so I have one 6 pin connector that I know.
    Now for the second one, it says " 6P/8P" which means it can be considered either right? If so, I also have one of those.
  13. MyLastWish said:
    Now for the second one, it says " 6P/8P" which means it can be considered either right? If so, I also have one of those.


    That's right. :)
  14. well then you are fine you just ignore the extra 2 pins on the 6p/8p. its the same with my Asus GTX 670 Direct CU II and my ocz modxstream pro 600w psu.
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