8 pin in 6 pin input

Asus P5q3
June 15, 2010 at 14:37:33
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, 4Gb/quad2.66Ghz
on the gtx 470, you will need two of the 6 pin power connectors. but can i use one 6 pin and one 8 pin instead?
the 8 pin connector can "unmount" a "2 pin" part, but can i THEN use the unmounted 8 pin connector in the 6 pin input?
please, its absolutely vital that i get an answer!!! (high five for weird sentence)

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#1
June 15, 2010 at 14:40:33
If your PSU doesn't have the proper connectors chances are it isn't powerful enough.

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#2
June 15, 2010 at 14:50:41
can i or cant i???

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#3
June 15, 2010 at 14:56:42
Post the full model of both your graphics card and your power supply.

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#4
June 15, 2010 at 15:07:05
ok my psu has one 6 pin, and one 8 pin. and lost of other cables that doesnt connect to the screen card that i am SOON buying, i just wanna know if i can use it, thats all, but thers low on info on the interwebbbb about the MSI GeForce GTX 470, no info about how many or if there is ANY inputs for the duo 6 pin or anything... like i said i just wanna know if i can use it, whether not any pin connectors required... yeah.

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#5
June 15, 2010 at 15:10:57
"Post the full model of both your graphics card and your power supply."

Did you miss that response? We can't help if we don't know what we're working on.

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#6
June 15, 2010 at 15:15:40
PSU: Corsair VX 550W PSU
ATX 12V V2.2, 1x 6pin, 1x 6+2-pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 120mm Fan

Screencard: MSI GeForce GTX 470
1280MB, and not much more info... sorry, its a norwegian web site called "komplett.no", its where i buy all my computer stuff, but it didnt give me much info on what goes IN to the screencard.


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#7
June 15, 2010 at 15:54:33
The specs on your psu say that you have 2/ 6 pin pci-e connectors. If you don't see 2 of them, I would say that you can use the 8 pin by unhooking the extra 2 pins. I'm not an expert, but it sounds like it should work.

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#8
June 15, 2010 at 16:20:49
It's a good psu and should work just fine. The PCI Express connectors are listed as 6 pin and 6+2 pin.

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#9
June 16, 2010 at 02:48:30
thats what i wanna hear/read.... so thanks for your help! :D

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