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post #61 of 71
All the same, you should register that card so you claim the Lifetime Warranty. You only have 30 days to register it or it defaults to a 1 year warranty.
post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by mhufnagel View Post


There are 6-pin to 8-pin adaptors and they aren't too expensive. I found quite a few with just a simple Google search.

So I'd like to go back to my old PSU. No need for me to keep the upgraded PSU.

Do you know the exact kind I need? It seems that not all of them are the same. Some can be 6 to 8 pins yet not fit?

I'm looking for a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter. Want the 6 pin to run off one of my current 6-pins spots and change it into and 8 pin to go into the card. I don't want to end up buying the wrong one lol
post #63 of 71
There are adapters that will convert a single 6 pin to a single 8 pin, but they are not recommended. They will allow more current to flow through the same wires thus increasing the heat dissipated by the wires. This is not ideal and does pose a risk. Instead, consider using an adapter that converts 2x6 pin to 1x8 pin, and also using an adapter that uses 2x4 pin molex to 1x6 pin in order to properly power your card. That is a nice card, don't cut corners powering it or you might regret it.
post #64 of 71
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There are adapters that will convert a single 6 pin to a single 8 pin, but they are not recommended. They will allow more current to flow through the same wires thus increasing the heat dissipated by the wires. This is not ideal and does pose a risk. Instead, consider using an adapter that converts 2x6 pin to 1x8 pin, and also using an adapter that uses 2x4 pin molex to 1x6 pin in order to properly power your card. That is a nice card, don't cut corners powering it or you might regret it.

My PSU has plenty of power. Just not the right plug. I think it's a bit of a waste paying another 90+ for another PSU when I have one that's plenty sting enough
post #65 of 71
The PSU is fine, just get the right adapters so you dont damage anything.
post #66 of 71
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Originally Posted by Tweaked05 View Post

The PSU is fine, just get the right adapters so you dont damage anything.

That's what I'm worried about. Me not getting the right kind of adapter. Do you have any in mind? Link wise? I'm not good at getting thing I know nothing about lol.
post #67 of 71
post #68 of 71
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Thanks! I'll order both! Need em quickly. I'll let you know how it goes.
post #69 of 71
Are you sure you was`nt trying to use the 8 pin,12v motherboard power cable? It won`t fit in the GPU.
post #70 of 71
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Are you sure you was`nt trying to use the 8 pin,12v motherboard power cable? It won`t fit in the GPU.

You're right! In theory, but I've seen it done. Lol.
post #71 of 71
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Are you sure you was`nt trying to use the 8 pin,12v motherboard power cable? It won`t fit in the GPU.

It's the only 8 pin that came with it vs the 6+2
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