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6-pin PCIe to 8-pin PCIe

serdadurico
  • 39 months ago

so i'm shopping for a new video card and the ones i could find need 8 pin connectors which i dont have, i only have a 6 pin one. Is it safe to use an adapter? My psu is a 600w sentey one which came with the case

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Horrible idea. You are drawing more than it was designed to handle on the cable and for the PSU. Neither are good thing to do with your PSU.

If your "600W" PSU doesn't have a 8 pin pin its likely crap since just about all 600W+ do and its from Sentry who is known for making bad PSU's.

Just buy a new PSU since yours is honestly crap and save yourself the trouble of a dangerous situation.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

what about 2 molex to 1 8-pin PCIe? buying a new psu is not an option

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You are still drawing more then 12V rail was designed for so it would still be a horrible idea. Considering how you are desrcibing your unit who knows how bad the ripple could get on the 12V rail under more load than it was designed for and its likely lacking in protections. One thing you shouldn't do is mess around with crappy PSU's since it can really bad outcomes like dead hardware. You are going to need a new PSU before a new GPU if you can't get both

Edit: Just looked it up and it doesn't have a active PFC which is another bad sign. Also it can only do 240W on the 12V rail which is what the most power hungry parts use (GPU and CPU). It is actually only about a 350W unit that is crappy, it can't do even close to 600W. It also has a 1 year warranty which is another bad sign. Now that I looked at it I would replace it regardless of if you get a new GPU or not since it could be Diablotek or Logsyis bad (Both are known for making very dangerous low quality and low performance units)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $59.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-28 03:35 EST-0500

As Vagabond says get a decent PSU.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

what about 2 molex to 1 8-pin PCIe? buying a new psu is not an option

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "Hardware > Video Cards" to "Hardware > Power Supplies".

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