8 pin to 6 pin PCI-E Power Connector

dark0anima

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I have the Ultra X4 850watt PSU and want to crossfire 2 HD5850 however i only have 3 6pin connectors and 3 8pin connectors. I'm wondering if it is safe to use a 8pin to 6pin adapter.
 

ViRGE

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Sure. 8pin is just 6pin + 2 more grounds. In fact I'm surprised there's a power supply out there where the extra two pins aren't detachable.
 

dark0anima

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Sure. 8pin is just 6pin + 2 more grounds. In fact I'm surprised there's a power supply out there where the extra two pins aren't detachable.
ohh stupid me, i found out that i was attaching the 8 pin pci-e connectors the wrong way. since it was modular i just tried connecting 1 and thought all the 8pins were not detachable to 6+2, but infact they were.

Nevermind problem solved :D
 
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