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Question Graphic Card power cord

verfnew

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I am building a new computer and all the builds I have seen the 8 pin power cord For the graphic card has been split into 2 X 4. There is not a power cord like this with the PSU. Can I use a PCI-E power cord with 6 + 2 configuration for the 8 pin.
 

pandemonium

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It doesn't really matter as long as it's plugged in and functional. Just make sure it's not the CPU layout and you're fine (e.g. the sockets fit).

I've had the 6+2 pin PCI-E plugged in for years, including at this very moment.

Which GPU?
 
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VirtualLarry

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The 2x4 pin? Are you talking two halves, each 2x2 pin (4-pin quad) next to each other? That's the ATX12V for the CPU. The GPU's 2x4 pin (8 pin rectangle), is made up for the 6+2-pin PCI-E power from the PSU. The two are NOT interchangable, at least, not without some sort of explicit adapter cable.
 
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Campy

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PCIe power cables have never been 4+4 as far as I recall. They've been 6pin and then 6+2 pin. CPU power however was 4pin then 4+4pin.
 

DeathReborn

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PCIe power cables have never been 4+4 as far as I recall. They've been 6pin and then 6+2 pin. CPU power however was 4pin then 4+4pin.
The Quadro 6000 (Ampere) cards are supposedly using EPS12V (8 Pin) instead of PCIe 6+2.
 

verfnew

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It doesn't really matter as long as it's plugged in and functional. Just make sure it's not the CPU layout and you're fine (e.g. the sockets fit).

I've had the 6+2 pin PCI-E plugged in for years, including at this very moment.

Which GPU?
Saphire Radeon RX 5700XT 8GB
 

verfnew

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The 2x4 pin? Are you talking two halves, each 2x2 pin (4-pin quad) next to each other? That's the ATX12V for the CPU. The GPU's 2x4 pin (8 pin rectangle), is made up for the 6+2-pin PCI-E power from the PSU. The two are NOT interchangable, at least, not without some sort of explicit adapter cable.
On my last build the GPU power cord was labelled VGA on the side and was 2X4. This new power supply does not have a cord in this configuration.
 

Shmee

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The PSU should have 2 6+2 pin connectors for your GPU. What is your PSU?
 

Leeea

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On my last build the GPU power cord was labelled VGA on the side and was 2X4. This new power supply does not have a cord in this configuration.
take a picture and post what you have.

6+2 with a little grove/slot to make them an x4 is the current standard.
 

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