anyone know that paper clip trick for 8 pin graphics cards? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2008, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
Hellfire!
 
Wildside's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 3,038
Send a message via MSN to Wildside
Exclamation anyone know that paper clip trick for 8 pin graphics cards?

Ok so i ordered the Sapphire HD 3870 x2 last night from newegg n i see the molex to 6 pin converter. Well, i thought the other converter was to 8 pin but i guess not after looking around google. So, i know that i dont need 8 pin unless i want to OC, but in matter fact is that i DO want to OC!

i came across this product:

6-Pin PCI Express to 8-Pin PCI Express 2 Adapter Cable - Sleeved Products Model: PCIE-PCIE2 [PCIE-PCIE2] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

i asked myself, should i spend the money to those 'ppl' ive never heard about n get this or try that paper clip trick i saw a long time ago done by NosBoost300? He claimed it worked, so IF i get the HD 3870 x2 later today, ill try it. Idk how to or where to begin with just a paper clip. Any info on how to do this is much appreciated because im freakin out again!

my PSU has 2 x 6 pin connectors, n a third that is non-modular, idk y it wasnt mentioned on newegg but all i know is have a third 6pin connector that is non-modular.

EDIT:

wikihow doesnt have anything n for some odd reason i cant PM NosBoost300 either.

my PSU has 4 x 102v rails, 3 totally being used for fans n stuff; have one 12v rail left to use n interesting i found this on ebay a while back:

2 HD Molex to EPS 8 pin Power Adaptor Converter Cable - eBay (item 220162978960 end time Feb-18-08 13:43:08 PST)

says its for server boards, so idk if it will work.
__________________
--Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
--AMD Ryzen 1700x @ 3.4GHz w/ MX-4 and Corsair Hydro 100i Liquid Cooler
--Corsair LPX Vengeance Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 DRAM
--EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5
--ASUS Crosshair IV Hero AM4 X370 Motherboard
--WD BLACK SERIES WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD
--SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD
--Corsair Obsidian 750D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
--Corsair Professional Series 860-Watt AX860
Wildside is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Graphics cards won't work ??? Inigo_Montoya Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 02-17-2008 10:54 PM
2900XT/Pro Paper Clip Trick (Getting CCC Working w/out 8 pin) NosBoost300 Overclocking and Modding 13 10-16-2007 02:26 PM
Dual graphics cards ChiliPalmer New Systems | Building and Buying 3 07-27-2007 04:27 PM
Graphics Cards AZNRockThis Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 0 04-14-2007 01:22 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.