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Old 07-18-2010, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PCI-e 8 pin plug into a 6 pin PCI-e?

The Graphics card I want to buy has x2 PCI-E 6 pin plugins, but my PSU only has x1 6 pin and x1 8 pin.

If the prongs line up and there's room on the side, can I plug in my 8 pin PCI-E plug into the 6 pin plugin without damaging anything?
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Default Re: PCI-e 8 pin plug into a 6 pin PCI-e?

Newegg.com - 1ST PC CORP. 8" 8-pin PCI-Express to PCIE 6+2pin - Sleeved (Extension/Adapter) Model CB-8M-68F

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Default Re: PCI-e 8 pin plug into a 6 pin PCI-e?

you should be able to just plug in the 8 pin in to the 6 pin but im not totally sure on that.
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you should be able to just plug in the 8 pin in to the 6 pin but im not totally sure on that.
no, the 8 pin cannot physically fit into the 6 pin connection.

edit: nvm i was reading it wrong, that adapter would work.
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According to Thermaltake, you shoulda got 2 6 pin and a 8 to 6 pin cable
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