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PSU's and pin outs

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July 4, 2012 1:50:01 PM

Hi Guys,

Got a question here. I've got a radeon 6970 that has a 6pin and an 8pin connector on the graphics card.

I have a PSU that just has X2 6pin connectors (not a 6+2 which I was expecting).

I've also got a X2 molex to 6pin adaptor.

My question is can I use the existing X2 6pin connectors from the PSU plus the other 2pins from this adaptor cable or is this a bad idea?

Cheers,

Kyle

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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:09:39 PM

unixm said:
Hi Guys,

Got a question here. I've got a radeon 6970 that has a 6pin and an 8pin connector on the graphics card.

I have a PSU that just has X2 6pin connectors (not a 6+2 which I was expecting).

I've also got a X2 molex to 6pin adaptor.

My question is can I use the existing X2 6pin connectors from the PSU plus the other 2pins from this adaptor cable or is this a bad idea?

Cheers,

Kyle


no, doing that kind of mixing up would be bad. however, there are 6pin to 8 pin converters and 2x molex to 8 pin adaptors
July 4, 2012 2:44:02 PM

OK - Thanks for your help, think I will get an 8pin adaptor.
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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 2:48:39 PM

yw :)  the reasoning is that each pin is a different wire, including grounds etc... it would be complicated to split off 2 correct wires from your molex adaptor to combine with your existing 6-pin
July 4, 2012 3:44:33 PM

It's a shame really...dying to give this new card a blast on some games. I don't suppose you'd know if the graphics card will run OK just using both 6pin cables until I can get a full 8pin adaptor?

Cheers,

Kyle
a c 91 U Graphics card
July 4, 2012 4:21:19 PM

unixm said:
It's a shame really...dying to give this new card a blast on some games. I don't suppose you'd know if the graphics card will run OK just using both 6pin cables until I can get a full 8pin adaptor?

Cheers,

Kyle


sorry, no clue... thought I would assume no, as the 6 pins on an 8-pin are not really matching with a 6-pin connector in terms of pin type...
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