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Gigabyte gtx 660 ti 3gb problem

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January 11, 2013 3:51:47 AM

so I got my pc together and now I got to the part of plugging the PCIe power connectors to the 6 pin connector on the top of the graphics card, well there is two power connectors, one being a 6 pin, and the other being a 6+2 pin, which one do I plug it into? just the 1 6 pin or just the 1 8 pin or both?
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 4:04:29 AM

you can plug the 1x 6 pin in or the 6 pin of the 6+2 pin in. Both will work.
January 11, 2013 4:35:56 AM

killerhurtalot said:
you can plug the 1x 6 pin in or the 6 pin of the 6+2 pin in. Both will work.


so only use 1 connection and on the other?
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January 11, 2013 4:42:51 AM

killerhurtalot said:
you can plug the 1x 6 pin in or the 6 pin of the 6+2 pin in. Both will work.

this is the 2 connectors I'm talking about, http://i48.tinypic.com/289rf9.png
there is 1 there has 8 pins and the other has 6 pins, do I plug it into both of those power connectors or just one of them?
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 4:56:12 AM

Both.
January 11, 2013 4:58:07 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Both.


now that you said that, I have another question, what would happen if the computer was powered down but not unplugged and the power supply switch was set to off but plugged in and I unplugged the pcie power connector from the gpu?
a c 178 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 4:59:17 AM

Your gpu will not run.do not do that.
January 11, 2013 5:00:01 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Your gpu will not run.do not do that.

would it ruin the gpu?
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 5:19:27 AM

imbrahh said:
now that you said that, I have another question, what would happen if the computer was powered down but not unplugged and the power supply switch was set to off but plugged in and I unplugged the pcie power connector from the gpu?


I've done that many times when changing and swapping cards about and never had any problems. Just make sure everything is plugged back in correctly before powering up again.
January 11, 2013 5:24:10 AM

Mousemonkey said:
I've done that many times when changing and swapping cards about and never had any problems. Just make sure everything is plugged back in correctly before powering up again.


I did all as told and the gpu wont power on, what do I do?
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 11, 2013 5:29:00 AM

Assuming that your PSU is up to the job, you could have a faulty card.
January 12, 2013 1:46:01 PM

you must connect all pins (6 and 6+2) as the card needs all that power. you wrote it as if it was optional to connect just 6 or 6+2 pins.

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