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Video card power query

Post by Airspeed » 09 Nov 2018, 02:22

Chris is offering card which uses 2x6pin power.
I bought a couple of 2nd hand ASUS Direct CUII cards, each with 2 monitor connection sockets.
I have 2x6pin power, but these beasts need 1x6pin and 1x8pin each.
Does anyone know how to alter my outfit to suit these, please?
I think if even one of them works, it would give my system a boost.

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Re: Video card power query

Post by Charlie Bravo » 09 Nov 2018, 17:29

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Re: Video card power query

Post by Airspeed » 10 Nov 2018, 04:20

I am constantly amazed at what I do not know! :$
Many thanks CB :thumbsup:
I've ordered one from interstate.

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Re: Video card power query

Post by ChrisHunt » 10 Nov 2018, 07:55

I was looking at one of then discovered two spare pins so effectively a six and an eight. Mike, it's worth checking for that spare pair.

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Re: Video card power query

Post by Airspeed » 10 Nov 2018, 09:22

I did previously look for a spare two, Brian, but no luck.

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Re: Video card power query

Post by Vc Ten » 10 Nov 2018, 10:37

Just be careful you get the correct adapter for the additional power input on the graphics card not the very similar, but different Yellow/Black pin orientation on the atx power adapter for the mother board additional power supply . Ask me how I know 8)
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Re: Video card power query

Post by Airspeed » 10 Nov 2018, 12:13

Hi Dale,
I take all warnings seriously.
This is what I've ordered. I see that it DOES have black and yellow wires.

PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin Power Adapter Cable
Connect a standard 6-pin PCI Express power connection on the Power Supply to 8-pin ATI and NVidia video cards

Product ID: PCIEX68ADAP

Have I goofed? :worried: :worried: :worried:
I guess that using the wrong one spells kaboom!

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Re: Video card power query

Post by Vc Ten » 10 Nov 2018, 16:30

Hi Mike No that looks fine However I found I needed a similar 8 pin connector to change a 6 pin atx power plug to an 8 pin socket on the new motherboard I had a spare pci cable ( the type you need for the additional power supply on a graphics card) It fitted ok but the motherboard wouldnt boot On investigating the yellow /black cables run to different pins depending if its a pci or atx type I ordered the correct cable and all was fine
I guess it didn't fry because the power supply was being held off as it sensed a wrong polarity :dunno:
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Re: Video card power query

Post by Airspeed » 11 Nov 2018, 12:07

Dale, I'm glad that it wasn't as dramatic as I had imagined. :thumbsup:
I've also discovered that the ASUS Direct CUII is a generic name for numerous configurations.
I know that those I bought are 10.7" long, but this does not precisely identify the specs. In fact, I can't find one of that length with the number of ports that mine have. It'll be interesting to see what happens when that cable arrives.

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