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6 pin or 5 pin for graphic card..!?

  • Radeon
  • Graphics Cards
  • Power
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 19, 2013 5:42:19 AM

I bought a radeon HD 7870(power color) it needs two 6 pin power wire..
My power(700w) have just one..and I bought a 4pin to 6 pin convertor to support this..
But my convertor has 5 pin..!:-o
It has six hole for wires but two of them (the black wires) goes ein to one pin..!
I mean that one of its pin is nothing and no wire conect there..
Just look at this pic..

Is there any problem to conect this to one of graphic card 6pin..?
Is it corecet..?

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January 19, 2013 8:03:54 AM

I want conect this..
Can any one say me..what can i do..?!
I'm in hurry..:-s
a c 135 U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 8:14:01 AM

I would look at the front of the cable. I would say you are fine sir. Your card comes with a molex to pci-express power connector. I would say you are golden man. The wires going in are just fine. Plug them in and power it up :) 
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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 8:21:40 AM

Remember those converters are only meant to be temporary. I've seen quite a few stories about them blowing up because not enough power is supplied sometimes.
a c 135 U Graphics card
January 19, 2013 9:05:30 AM

Hmm, so you are saying that the adapter the 2 molex male to pci-express connection is not meant for permanent use? Do you have something to back this up with? I mean I would not want to use a power supply that didn't have the connections to start firstly but I wouldn't think it would blow up hmm...