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Can I Use 6 2 Pin For 8 Pin Cpu? (Real Research)

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    Updated on November 28, 2022
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    Some graphics cards have a 6-pin PCIe power connector, some have an 8-pin, and others have multiple connectors, often a combination of the two. In either a 6-pin or 8-pin PCIe power connector, a 6+2 pin cable can be used.

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    1Is a 6 2 pin the same as an 8 pin?

    Normally, ‘8 pin’ refers to two 4 pin EPS connectors (used for power to your motherboard) and ‘6 pin’ and ‘6+2 pin’ refer to GPU connectors used by GPU’s. 6+2 PCIE is referred to by videocard manufacturers as ‘8 pin.’

    2Can a 6 pin power an 8 pin?

    If a 6-pin connector is wired into an 8-pin slot, the GPU will attempt to draw more power than the cable is rated for, resulting in a fire hazard. We suggest any combination of connector types you may need from our list of GPU Standard Power Cables to prevent this.

    Multiple connectors are often used on high-end GPUs to raise maximum power consumption; the table below shows the variety of 6-pin and 8-pin combinations;

    3Can you plug a 6 pin into an 8 pin CPU?

    No you can’t. The GPU has 8 pins and will expect an 8 pin plug. You can convert your 6 pin power into 8 pin power, however, using an adapter like the one shown below. If you do this, be aware that you are sucking more power from the 6 pin rail than it is actually intended to handle.

    4Do you need 8 pin for CPU?

    The CPU needs additional power not obtained from the CPU socket in the form of an 8-pin EPS power cable that plugs into a slot at the top of the motherboard.

    5Does GPU need 8 pin and 6 pin?

    As it turns out, some of the new 30-Series GPUs require two of the PCIe 8-pin connectors (otherwise known as “6+2”) connectors, while others require three, and even within the 3080 product line specifically.

    6Do you need 8 4 pin?

    If you’re doing extreme overclocking, such as LN2, the 4 pin is only necessary. If you’re looking for something else, the 8 pin will have all the power you’ll need.

    7How much power can a 6 2 pin connector provide?


    8How much power can 8 pin CPU deliver?

    150 watts

    9Can I use 8 pin CPU on GPU?

    No, that is not possible. GPU power connectors have different hole shapes. Other than a GPU power connector, no connector can be directly connected to the GPU other than a GPU power connector. Here’s an example of an 8-pin GPU connector relative to the CPU 8-pin connector.

    10Can I use a 6 and 2 pin for a GPU?

    1) That is absolutely fine, since some cards only use a 6 pin connector while others use an 8 pin.

    11Is a CPU 8 pin the same as a GPU 8 pin?

    Not exactly. The 8-pin GPU has 3x12v, 3x ground, and two “sense”/ground. In comparison, a 6-pin GPU has 3x 12v, 2x ground, and 1x sense/ground. A CPU 8-pin has 4x 12v, and 4x ground.

    Both have 12v on “opposite” pins and are keyed differently, so confusing the two should be fairly straightforward…but if you look at the plug itself and see where the clip is located, you should know which is which. One has 12v lines near the clip, while the other does not.

    12Will CPU work with missing pin?

    A CPU may even function without all the pins, but this is extremely unusual occurrence in which redundant ground pins are removed.

    If a damaged CPU is repaired and reinserted, it will work fine, but there is also the possibility that it will shorten the other pins, resulting in permanent damage to the CPU and motherboard.

    13Do you need both 24 pin and 8 pin?

    Yes, you do need to connect both cables.

    14What CPU is best for 3090?

    Best CPUs for RTX 3090 Reviews.
    – Intel Core i9-12900KF Desktop Processor.
    – Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 1-
    – Intel Core i7-11700K Desktop Processor.
    – AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core 16-Thread Unlocked Processor.
    – AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor.
    – Intel Core i5-11600K Desktop Processor.
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