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Can I Use 6 Pin On 8 Pin Gpu? (Real Research)

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    Updated on October 24, 2022
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    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.

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    Related Questions

    1Can I use 8 pin PCIe 6 pin?

    From a connector point of view, there are no issues using the 8 pin on a 6 pin (many PSU has 2 of the pins separated so it can be used as either).

    2Does GPU need both 6 and 8 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.

    3Can I power my GPU with 6 pin?

    Connector 6-Pin This connector will provide the GPU with an additional 75 watts of electricity. This means that the graphics card will draw electricity directly from the PSU (Power Supply Unit).

    Related:What Power Supply Do I Have?

    Despite the fact that 150 watts are sufficient for most graphics cards, high-end cards such as NVIDIA’s RTX 3080, require more than 320 watts and system power of 750 watts.

    4Does a GPU needs a 6 pin?

    In virtually all scenarios, your motherboard will have enough horsepower to fuel your GPU with the PCI Express x16 slot. However, most graphics cards need a little more than that, which is where the “basic” 6-pin power connector comes into play.

    This cable adds 75W to the total number of 150W when mixed with the aforementioned sum. This amount will be sufficient for most entry- and mid-range graphics cards (especially older ones).

    5Should I use two PCIe cables for GPU?

    You can still use two cables—it works fine, too. However, you won’t get the intended benefit from the setup until you have a power source with more than one 12V rail for a graphics card to draw electricity from. You’ll draw electricity from each rail separately if you plug in two PCIe power cables from such a PSU.

    6How many pins does the 3060 have?

    The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, a dual-slot card, draws electricity from a 1x 12-pin power connector, with maximum power draw of 170 W maximum.

    Display outputs include: 1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a, and 3x DisplayPort 1.4a. Using a PCI-Express 4.0 x16 interface, GeForce RTX 3060 is connected to the rest of the system. The card measures 242 mm in length, 112 mm in width, and comes with a dual-slot cooling system.

    7Can you plug a 6 pin into an 8 pin power supply?

    Nope, it would not work. The card can ‘sense’ that only 6 pin plug has been used and will refuse to start. Adapters are bad idea – risk of causing fire.

    8Do all pins need to be connected on GPU?

    Your GPU will only need one 6 pin PCIe connector and one 8-pin PCIe connector. The majority of PSUs over 650 watts come with at least one of each. These may be in the form of 6+2 connectors that can be used for either a 6 pin or an 8 pin connection; the cable and hardware are interchangeable for either.

    Do not use the PSU’s 6/8 pin to 4 pin cables. These can be difficult to use because the cables that they connect to are not always designed to carry the correct amount of current. If used on a shoddy PSU (you are not), this will cause permanent harm and possibly start a fire. If you’re looking for connectors, cut them in half so they can’t be used and throw them out. You need to connect two of these to your GPU. Both 8 pins will be connected, and one of the two additional pins will be dangling.

    9How many 8 pins do I need for a 3080?

    The GeForce RTX 3080, which is rated for 320W, makes do with two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Bearing in mind that the PCIe x16 slot supports 75W, a system with two 8-pin PCIe power connectors provides power delivery up to 375W, which is more than enough for a GeForce RTX 3080.

    10Does the 6’2 Go in GPU or PSU?

    They’re labelled which end goes where. The 6+2 team gets a graphics card, while the other end goes into the power supply.

    11Does a GTX 750 Ti need a 6 pin connector?

    Yes GTX 750Ti requires 6 pin connector to play it. If you don’t have a 6 pin connector, you can use an adapter that converts 4 pin connector to a 6 pin connector to play it.

    12How much power does a 6 pin connector provide?

    75 watts

    13Can a GPU running without power connector?

    GPUs derive their power from the system’s main board (motherboard) via the PCI-e slot. If the GPU is not connected, there will be system bleeps to indicate a hardware issue, and then the system won’t boot.

    14Can I power GPU with SATA?

    On less powerful GPUs such as GTX 1060 6GB and if there is no other option available, only use SATA connectors. Before leaving the miner, make sure the GPU draws enough electricity via the PCIe x16 slot. As shown below, you can check the power draw by using a PCIe x16 slot and checking sensors.

    15Which PCIe for GPU?

    You’ll always get the best results from using the fastest available PCI Express x16 slot for graphics cards. While multi-GPU builds are fine, PCI Express x8 slots can be used in a multi-GPU setup, more x16 slots can be a more suitable option for multi-GPU builds.

    PCI Express lanes can also be used for other aspects of expansion, such as SSD storage.

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