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Asus HD 7970 Direct CUII 2 x 8 pin connector question

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February 1, 2013 4:54:19 PM

Hi,

I got a new Asus HD 7970 Direct CUII video board to replace my old HD5850.

My old 5850 had 2 x 6 pin power connectors and I see that the 7970 has 2 x 8 pin power connectors. The new package only contained a single adapter 2x6 pin -> 1 x 8 pin. Question is, do I need to purchase another adapter in order to safely use the new video card or is one enough?

Thank you for your time.
a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 5:34:48 PM

Both need to be plugged in, it won't run on just one. So you'll either need an adapter for the second plug, or a new power supply. If you don't mind me asking what is the Make, Model, and wattage of your power supply?
February 1, 2013 5:35:25 PM

What power supply do you have?

If you're in luck, your PCI cords will have 6+2 connectors. If that is the case, you can use those instead.
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February 1, 2013 5:43:17 PM

My power supply is Corsair TX 650W. Can't seem to find any 6+2 connectors. I do have 2 additional 6 pin connectors. Curious as to why the video board package would contain only one adapted if I need 2.
February 1, 2013 5:44:59 PM

I'm blind. I actually have a 6+2 connector on it. So now I can use the 2x6 -> 1x8 connector along with the 6+2 connector. In the long term is that a bad thing? Should I still go and buy different connectors when I can?
a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 5:47:04 PM

if you have the extra 2 6 pin connectors, just get another adapter, you have a quality psu. As for why? not sure why they would only include one lol, maybe they assumed you'd have one 8 pin already, a lot do. But you will need the second plugged in, your gpu will not likely even turn on without it.
a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2013 5:48:00 PM

zaprophet said:
I'm blind. I actually have a 6+2 connector on it. So now I can use the 2x6 -> 1x8 connector along with the 6+2 connector. In the long term is that a bad thing? Should I still go and buy different connectors when I can?


nope if you have the 6+2, then you are set! no worries at all, just plug in that one and the adapter
February 1, 2013 5:48:14 PM

zaprophet said:
My power supply is Corsair TX 650W. Can't seem to find any 6+2 connectors. I do have 2 additional 6 pin connectors. Curious as to why the video board package would contain only one adapted if I need 2.


http://www.silentpcreview.com/article813-page2.html

Is this your supply? According to the review, it indeed does have 6+2 connectors.
February 1, 2013 5:51:48 PM

Indeed. Was blind as a bat. Sorry for wasting your time. Problem fixed.
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