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Old 03-26-2015, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my new GPU came in today. It requires a 6 and an 8 pin cable. Is it okay to take the 6+2 pin cable and just yank the 2 out of their sockets?
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 6 + 2 pin cable mod

That doesn't really change anything because the 8pin won't fit in the 6pin socket anyways.
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The 8 pin fits in the 8 pin, and the 6+2 pin fits in the 6 pin without the +2
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Default Re: 6 + 2 pin cable mod

What your looking at is a 6+2 pin cable
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like a straight 8pin to me. 6+2 cables are detachable.
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Its the evga sleeved crap. Idk why they do that. I really hate these cables. They are detached where they plug into the GPU so I just yanked them out of the actual PSU plug socket
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Why did you do that? If they're detachable at the GPU then you just leave the 2 unplugged.
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I'm a clutter freak and it was messing with my ocd knowing I had dangling cables. But is this "okay" to do?
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You'll need this:



Hopefully you remembered which one went where, otherwise..hope you have a multimeter on hand to put 'em back .
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Should have used a molex pin tool to extract the pins from the molex connector
FrozenCPU Universal Molex Pin Remover - FrozenCPU.com
but that's not the case now, so you'll have to get replacement pins and a crimper, if you still want it to look nice
http://www.mouser.com/Connectors/Pin...ors/_/N-ay0mm/
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