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

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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
Both.
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2 years ago#3
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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2 years ago#4
Yeah use both
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2 years ago#5
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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2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
Make sure you plug in the PCI-E 8 pin as opposed to the CPU one.
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2 years ago#9
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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