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Connecting GFX to PSU properly?

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Last response: in Components
February 19, 2013 11:40:41 AM

I've recently bought a new graphics card for my PC and it requires two 6-pins to connect it, however I only have a 6-pin and a 6+2 pin available. How would I go about connecting it safely as I don't want to blow anything up or break anything...

Thanks in advance

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a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 11:51:38 AM

the 6 + 2 should still be a pci-e cable

just means you could use it on a card that needed an 8 pin--but can still use it as a 6 pin

do you know the make and model of the psu?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2013 2:29:31 PM

XFX Core 650 should have 2*6pin PCIe and 2*6+2pin PCIe power connectors.
Either of those types can be used to connect to a 6pin graphics card power connector.

You should have no issues even if you wanted to connect two graphics cards that need two 6pin PCIe power each.