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HELP! Just got my HD 6950 Sapphire but have power connections question

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August 9, 2012 7:01:47 PM

Hello guys previously I asked what card I should upgrade to and since the ATI Radeon HD 6950 was on sale I opted for it... Link:
Now I got the card in my PCI Express Slot and have it locked into place but I'm not sure If I'm good plugging one 6 pin connector ( 3 on top 3 on bottom ) into one of the 6 pin slots on the card when there is 2.
I know on the bag the card was in it says the following:

You Must connect
this graphics board to
the computers
power supply.

My PSU is 900w Antek for the record.

Then in the numbered diagram it goes as following.
1 Graphics card
2 Power supply
3 Power cable connectors
4 Graphics card power connectors
5 Power connectors to the graphics card
6 Power cable from power supply
And it shows pictures and all and there is a box for number ( 4 ) that says

Connector(s) option:
1x4 pin, 1x6 pin, 1x8 pin,
2x4pin,2x6 pin, 2x8 pin, 1x8 pin+1x6 pin.

So far I can only plug in 1x6 pin so am I good with just that one plugged into the card when there is another 6 pin open?

For number 5 there is a box that says
Connector(s) option:
1x4 pin, 1x6 pin, 1x8 pin, 2x4pin, 2x6pin,2x8 pin,1x8 pin+1x6 pin.

I'm just really confused... I have 1x6 pin plugged in which is that plug with 3ontop and 3 onbottom... which is what my old gpu used a Ati Radeon HD 5750.

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August 9, 2012 7:17:10 PM

you need to connect 2 six pin connectors,the card wont work with only one 6 pin connector.....