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This is a discussion on Using 8ping (6+2) cord for a 6pin GPU within the RAM and Power Supply Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hi, hello, bonjour, aloha. How are ya? I Have a quick question. I currently own a cougar CMX 700 power


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Old 01-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hi, hello, bonjour, aloha. How are ya? I Have a quick question. I currently own a cougar CMX 700 power supply. Its quite the beast, but im a little confused about the PCI-e connectors. The PSU comes with two 6 pin cables, and two 8 pin cables. I just ordered a Sapphire Radeon 4870 1gb which requires two 6 pin pci connectors alone. If I wanted to crossfire a pair of these in the future, could I use the two 8 pin (6+2) cables to power the second gpu with? Or, is there something I need to know? Thanks so much for the help :) Much love tHe wOrM!
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Depends if the connectors are 6+2(which have 2 detachable pins) or straight 8 pin connectors.
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Cool, the 8 pins are 6+2. So I presume I'd be good to go then using them as substitutes for 6pin.

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Oh... I searched for about 10 minutes previous to my original post with no luck.. but wikipedia states this--->

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6+2 pin For the purpose of backwards compatibility, some connectors designed for use with high end PCI Express graphics cards feature this kind of pin configuration. It allows either a 6-pin card or an 8-pin card to be connected by using two separate connection modules wired into the same sheath: one with 6 pins and another with 2 pins.
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Yea 6+2 means they are 6 pin connectors with the ability to add the 2 additional to make 8 pin connectors
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