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Why are there 2 6pin mlex connnectors on my card with splitters?

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January 9, 2012 12:11:09 AM

I have a MSI Radeon 6870 TwinFrozer III video card
There are 2 ea. 6 pin connectors for power on this card
Each connector has a cable with that splits out to two (2) molex conectors
So it looks like I need four (4) power cables to this card?
I can't find any literature on-line or otherwise that explains this
Also, there are yellow, black, and brown wires on these splitters
I read that yellow is 12vdc and red is 5vdc, and black is ground. So what voltage is brown? It looks like it connects to a black wire via the molex pins? Is it a separate ground fomr the other black wire that is also on the video card splitter?
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January 9, 2012 12:16:11 AM

The Molex connections you see are adapters. If your PSU already has 6 pin connecters, take the adapters out and use the 6 pin connecter directly from the PSU to the video card.
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January 16, 2012 12:38:42 AM

logixisbad said:
I have a MSI Radeon 6870 TwinFrozer III video card
There are 2 ea. 6 pin connectors for power on this card
Each connector has a cable with that splits out to two (2) molex conectors
So it looks like I need four (4) power cables to this card?
I can't find any literature on-line or otherwise that explains this
Also, there are yellow, black, and brown wires on these splitters
I read that yellow is 12vdc and red is 5vdc, and black is ground. So what voltage is brown? It looks like it connects to a black wire via the molex pins? Is it a separate ground fomr the other black wire that is also on the video card splitter?



Thanks for the reply bystander. I'll try your recommendation.
Hate to be a pest, but I am still wondering what the brown wire is?
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