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EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4GB power help

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January 24, 2013 1:33:55 AM

Hey Everyone,

I recently brought a 680 gtx evga ftw edition 4gb, this may sound a bit noobish of me but when i came to install the power, the card has an 8 pin slot and a 6 pin slot, do i have to fill both? I have a 6-pin coming out of my power supply but its got a small 2-pin connected to it would this work as the 8 pin and could i just use the adapter they send me to convert 2, 4 pins into a 6 pin? would that configuration work?

Thanks
January 24, 2013 2:56:59 AM

First off, YES you have to use both. And as long as your power supply has 1) the wattage and 2) the amperage on the +12v rail it should work fine :) 
January 24, 2013 2:57:19 AM

Using the 6+2 and the adapter, that is. Hah.
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January 24, 2013 1:03:06 PM

Thanks :) 
January 24, 2013 5:22:47 PM

Ok here is the problem, i just tired to put the 6+2 into the 8 pin slot and the 6 goes in fine but the + pin doesn't go in, on the box it says a 6 pin and a 6 pin will do fine, also the 8 pin adapter requires a 2 6 pins which i dont have, it seems to boot fine with 2 6pins but should i maybe get a bigger power supply for the future? i have 750 w at the moment?
January 24, 2013 6:15:54 PM

My bad i see what i did wrong all working now

Thanks again
January 24, 2013 11:18:04 PM

Hahaha no problem :)  Remember to select best answer so this thread says [Solved] on it's title!
January 25, 2013 4:14:05 PM

I think i set up the wrong sort of thread for that, i have no option to do it, ill make sure i do it like that next time :) 
January 25, 2013 11:01:18 PM

hahaha okay! Normally the option is under each person's post on the bottom right next to where you reply directly to them.
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