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PCI-E 6 & 8 pin Power Cords

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 16, 2012 9:29:20 AM

Hiya guys,

Hopefully you can help me out as I'm scratching my hair of over this...

Graphic Card: XFX HD Radeon 7970 "Black" 1000Mhz.
PSU: Corsair AX 1200W (Outputs: )

The graphic card demands 2 power cords to it in order to work, one 6 pin and one 8 pin.
When my PSU was delivered I was given a large set of cables (PCI-E 6+2Pin), however I never got a 6 pin from anywhere.

- Am I able to use those 6+2 pin-cables in order to set my 6 pin up to the PSU. (See the outputs in the link above).

Thanks in advance!

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a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2012 9:43:01 AM

Yes of course that's normal, 6+2 pins are standard now in PSU's, they are used for both 6 and 8 pin connectors. Just connect two PCI-e connectors to your PSU and insert one 8 pin and one 6 to your GPU, easy peasy mate.
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 16, 2012 10:15:19 AM

You can split it and make it 6-pin, common sense :lol: . If it can't be used it will not be written 6+2, they will be written 8 only :D .