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PSU only has 2 X 8 pin for PCI but GPU requires 3

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by S.han, Sep 22, 2021.

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    Im sorry but i am outside and dont have picture atm however if you go here and one of the pictures shows you 8/6 (not 8/6+2) cable configuration.

    I must have misplaced the original cables. i read other reviews and seems like there were dual 8/8 pin cables were included? but also on the silverston spec sheet they say 8and6 dual, not 8and8. so i m not too sure to be honest lol
     
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    Damn do you think it is not worth using molex converter?

    in theory it has 75 150 150 from 2 8 pins and mobo, the GPU has 380w limit by msi anyway
     
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    There's no chance I would use any molex connector in my computer, let alone an adapter for a high current application for a GPU. Despite what the regularly held beliefs on PCIE power delivery, your card will spike over the power limit and it will stress that connector.
     
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    2x75W connectors = 150W connector... ..

    I remember using the one from my GTX1070, on my test bench... with a power supply that only had 6 pin connectors..
     
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    When you look at the specks and picks for this PSU (providing this is the one OP has...???), it has two (2) Blue 8 pin outputs sockets for the GFX PCI-E cables.
    Each of the 2x Original SilverStone cables from the PSU splits into 2x plugs with 6+2 connectors at the GFX card end. So from 2 outputs you get 4x 6+2 pin connectors.
     
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    Either he's linking the wrong PSU or he simply doesn't have original cables anymore lol.
     
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    Yes, that's what I'm thinking as well. :thumbup:
     
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    Gonna assume it needs to be SFX and you can't use ATX?

    2.5K Video card and $6 adaptors/splitters? That's a fuck no from me.
     
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