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Can a 6+2 pin go into a 6?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 20, 2012 8:53:15 PM

I'm a bit confused, I'm planning on buying an HD 7950 and it has two six pins and the PSU I'm buying only has 2x 6+2 pins, are the 6+2 only for 8 or can it be used for 6 too?

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February 20, 2012 9:27:14 PM

Best answer selected by thesh0gun.
February 20, 2012 9:28:51 PM

BigMack70 said:
Yup you're good to go - the 6+2 PCI-e power connector functions as both an 8 pin or if necessary a 6 pin. Just plug in the 6 pin part and you're fine. I have the same thing with my rig. The 8 pin connectors deliver more power than the 6 pin, so this just means your PSU is designed to deliver more than your 7950 will need.

Thank you very much. :) 
February 20, 2012 9:34:27 PM

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