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Old 12-26-2008, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My power supply has 20+4 pin and a 3850 requires a 6 pin will it work with my pc?

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Um... it's a completely different cable. The 20+4 pin powers the motherboard, the 6 pin is a completely seperate connection that goes to your video card. Just look at your power supply and check.

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Old 12-30-2008, 05:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Worst case scenario you might need to buy a new PSU, (or some adapters) if you already have the 20+4 all you'd need is a dual molex to 6-Pin PCI-E convertor
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you sure you have a PCI-E slot?
Aslong as your PSU is > 450W then all you will most likely need is the 2-Molex to 6-Pin Adapter, which you may even get free with the card!
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