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#1 Aug 27 2010 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I am trying to see if anyone else has had the same problem or tried to solve it by doing it this way....
My Power Supply has two 6 pin PCIE connectors available to power a GPU. My HD5850 requires both a 6 pin PCI and an 8 pin PCI connector. So, I am currently missing 2 pins to power my GPU the correct way. I just ordered this to hopefully fix the problem:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812198016

Has anyone else been able to solve this same type of issue using this product? I've been reading from some reviews that it worked perfectly and then I've been seeing some folks having issues with not getting enough juice to make a 6pin turn into an 8pin. Does this make sense to anyone?
I would just hate to spend the money on a new PSU if I don't have to.
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#2 Aug 27 2010 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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You don't worry about it, it's going to be fine, we had a similar problem few years ago when the main connectors of the mother boards switch from 20 pins to 24, yet the same type of wire to increment the number of pins in old PSU was enough to fix the problem.

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#3 Aug 27 2010 at 9:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Have you checked all your packaging? because my PSU (or maybe it was the graphics card) came with a six to eight pin adapter.

Edited, Aug 27th 2010 3:36pm by EdyNOTB
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#4 Aug 27 2010 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
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So basically, my two 6 pins will do the job then. Great! I just noticed when I powered up Runes of Magic last night and I also ran the FF14 benchmark that it had considerable lag. Thought this may have been the issue.

Yea, I checked the packaging and it only came with two 4pin Molex to one 6pin PCIE. I would have thought they would have packaged it with an 8pin, but I guess not. I don't even understand why they would use a molex to begin with...I thought that was for HDD connections.

Edited, Aug 27th 2010 11:42am by TAOQUIN
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