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Windows 7: GPU's that have different connecting power pins (8 and 6)

21 Oct 2015   #1
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 
GPU's that have different connecting power pins (8 and 6)

Hey guys so i got a 780 GTX from my friend for cheap to give my computer a little bit of a performance boost from my older card which is a AMD Radeon HD6950.

Now my Radeon used 2 6pin PCI-E connects but the 780 power connector shapes comes look to be a 6 pin and a 8 pin connector. Looking at the cables that came with my power supply (silverstone strider 80 plus silver 850W (SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.INTRODUCTION´╝ÜST85F-P)) i am not 100% sure on what cables to use. I think where it says 2 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector(550mm)in the connectors section refers to a 6+2 PCIE cable.

can anyone confirm what cable i need to use and include a relevant picture?


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21 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep that's it an 8 pin power plug is usually already split on one end so you can use just the 6 pin or the extra 2 to make an 8 pin.
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21 Oct 2015   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep that's it an 8 pin power plug is usually already split on one end so you can use just the 6 pin or the extra 2 to make an 8 pin.

ThrashZone is correct there is also adapters that should of came with the GPU as well if you only have the GPU itself i understand but you can use the Method ThrashZone just mentioned or see if you got the Adapters in the box

I used to have a GTX780 Windforce version that thing kicked A**
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21 Oct 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Here's one for my evga psu 8 pin to the psu and 6+2 which I use all 8 on the gpu with 2 of them
Some only have a 6 pin to the psu and rob or pigtail the other 2 off the other wires = cheap ones.
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21 Oct 2015   #5
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Whoa loads of replies real quick, im pretty sure i have a 6+2 so i will use that. I saw on some forums people disliked using adapters for some reason but they wouldnt explain. Anyway he just gave me the card and the screws that came with air cooling (he had a water block on it that had to be removed) Just hope my PSU has a 8 pin slot on it, pretty sure it does.

mines an asus direct CU II the one i have
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22 Oct 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right in the specs of your PSU it says...2 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector(550mm)so you are fine

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22 Oct 2015   #7
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Right in the specs of your PSU it says...2 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector(550mm)so you are fine

SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.INTRODUCTION´╝ÜST85F-P
Yup just gotta find that damn box and hope i still got those cables. Wouldnt it make sense to call the cable a 6/8 though instead of a 8/6 i mean just seems to make more sense to me lol
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22 Oct 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The cables are in the box and the box is right next to all the other boxes that all your other equipment came in
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22 Oct 2015   #9
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
The cables are in the box and the box is right next to all the other boxes that all your other equipment came in
Well they weren't in the box but I found em anyways will test out tomorrow
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22 Oct 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh yea always in the last place you look
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