PSU's and pin outs

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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  1. 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
  2. OK - Thanks for your help, think I will get an 8pin adaptor.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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