6-Pin Adapter

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MrMehh
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Haio people,

Tomorrow i'm gonna get myself a GTX460. It requires 2 6-pins and I left my 2nd 6-pin at my friend's house but that's not the point. I was wondering..
Does using the 6-pin to Molex adapter affect anything at all? I'm not really into PSU's and power and all that but I don't know if it affects anything. Is it perhaps less stable or does it provide less power.. I hope to find an answer here.

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mpizzi
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Hello,

If you are going to use a molex connector in place of one of your 6 pin connectors, try making sure that each molex that you are using is on a different 12 Volt Rail. This way you can balance out the power draw and make sure that you do not overload your power supply.

If you are unsure of which lead is on what rail, I would suggest you check your power supply manual or go to the manufacturers website.

Enjoy the new video card.

Mike

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Okay, Thanks Mike.

So what you're also saying is that it won't affect anything? Just gotta make sure I balance it out and then there wouldn't be any problems. If I can't find my 2nd 6-pin back i'd have to consider this so thanks again.

-MrMehh

mpizzi
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You shouldn't have a problem as long as you balance out your draw on the 12vt rails.
I had to run a temp gtx 470 like this until I replaced a power supply.

MrMehh
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Okay. Thanks. I´ll try to go ahead and get into the features of my PSU and get to know how it works so I know how to balance it out. :)

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No, it should be just fine :)

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