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PCI-E 6 or 8 pin video card slot noob question.

#1bottleofwinePosted 10/19/2013 8:08:33 AM(edited)
Okay if a video card has like one PCIe 6-pin slot, and one 8-pin slot, do I plug in both the PCIe 6 and 8 pin connectors? Or just one of them?

Please help, thanks in advance!
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#2DiehardFFv2Posted 10/19/2013 8:09:00 AM
Both.
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#3bottleofwine(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 8:11:10 AM
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Both.


Really? I thought it gave you an option to use one of the PCIe power connectors for it. Well, okay thanks!
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#4wobbuffet10Posted 10/19/2013 8:16:48 AM
Yeah use both
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#5AllHailTheDead6Posted 10/19/2013 8:34:23 AM
bottleofwine posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Both.


Really? I thought it gave you an option to use one of the PCIe power connectors for it. Well, okay thanks!


then do what you think is right


I really dont know why people bother with topics asking questions and then not wanting the actual answer
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#6DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/19/2013 8:35:14 AM
AllHailTheDead6 posted...
bottleofwine posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Both.


Really? I thought it gave you an option to use one of the PCIe power connectors for it. Well, okay thanks!


then do what you think is right


I really dont know why people bother with topics asking questions and then not wanting the actual answer


Trying too hard to be "cool".
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#7BIGGESTPS3FANPosted 10/19/2013 9:14:11 AM
AllHailTheDead6 posted...
bottleofwine posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Both.


Really? I thought it gave you an option to use one of the PCIe power connectors for it. Well, okay thanks!


then do what you think is right


I really dont know why people bother with topics asking questions and then not wanting the actual answer


wut. He just said what he thought you were supposed to do, but then thanked him for giving the correct answer...
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#8reincarnator07Posted 10/19/2013 10:41:41 AM
Make sure you plug in the PCI-E 8 pin as opposed to the CPU one.
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#9_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/19/2013 11:51:39 AM
Or just find the information you need in the manual/guide or on the website.

Usually, you need to plug them both in obviously.
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