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PSU has 2x6 pin, GPU has 1x8pin. Can I use adapter?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I currently have https://www.newegg.com/antec-true-power-trio-tp3-550-550w/p/N82E16817371002 PSU. And I just got a new gigabyte RX 580 8GB and I realized it has a single 1 x 8 pin input. My question is can I use an adapter to use this new card? My CPU is an i5 3570k, 8 GB ram. Before I used a gtx 1060 3gb which required only a single 6 pin input. On amazon there are 2 x 6 pin to 1 x pin converters. Do I need one of those? I really don't feel like getting a new PSU(hope I won't need to!).

 

Thank you!

 

PS: This is my first post in Linus forums:)

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10 minutes ago, lyonz said:

Hi, I currently have https://www.newegg.com/antec-true-power-trio-tp3-550-550w/p/N82E16817371002 PSU. And I just got a new gigabyte RX 580 8GB and I realized it has a single 1 x 8 pin input. My question is can I use an adapter to use this new card? My CPU is an i5 3570k, 8 GB ram. Before I used a gtx 1060 3gb which required only a single 6 pin input. On amazon there are 2 x 6 pin to 1 x pin converters. Do I need one of those? I really don't feel like getting a new PSU(hope I won't need to!).

 

Thank you!

 

PS: This is my first post in Linus forums:)

Yes, you can use a 2x6-pin to 1x8-pin adapter.

 

That said, I'd highly recommend replacing that power supply. It's incredibly old and outdated, the components inside are likely getting worn out, and who knows how much dust has built up inside, so you won't want to strain it too much.


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1 minute ago, lyonz said:

You should replace the power supply. It's more than 10 years old, from 2006 or so, which is why it doesn't have the connectors to support modern graphics cards.


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Wooooow that PSU looks ancient.  

 

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1 minute ago, nick name said:

Wooooow that PSU looks ancient.  

 

@jonnyGURU  Can you help this guy out? 

JonnyGuru did a review of the 650w model back in 2006.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2006/10/28/antec-true-power-trio-650w-power-supply/

 

There's a review of the 550w model which OP has here
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article712-page1.html


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Spotty said:

You should replace the power supply. It's more than 10 years old, from 2006 or so, which is why it doesn't have the connectors to support modern graphics cards.

I agree, I should. But I will not overclock any component of my PC. If my current PSU is capable of providing the power, I rather go with an adapter for now. Also, I will upgrade my whole rig next year to a ryzen 2(along with a new PSU). 

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22 minutes ago, lyonz said:

Hi, I currently have https://www.newegg.com/antec-true-power-trio-tp3-550-550w/p/N82E16817371002 PSU. And I just got a new gigabyte RX 580 8GB and I realized it has a single 1 x 8 pin input. My question is can I use an adapter to use this new card? My CPU is an i5 3570k, 8 GB ram. Before I used a gtx 1060 3gb which required only a single 6 pin input. On amazon there are 2 x 6 pin to 1 x pin converters. Do I need one of those? I really don't feel like getting a new PSU(hope I won't need to!).

 

Thank you!

 

PS: This is my first post in Linus forums:)

Don't waste your time and money on an adapter.  Just get a new PSU.

 

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15 minutes ago, lyonz said:

I agree, I should. But I will not overclock any component of my PC. If my current PSU is capable of providing the power, I rather go with an adapter for now. Also, I will upgrade my whole rig next year to a ryzen 2(along with a new PSU). 

Replace it. You're pretty lucky that it lasted this long. Be happy that you got such long use out of it and invest some money in to a new unit.

 

Two units went out with a bang during testing.

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This time around, the PSU failed test 6 after having only run for 5 minutes. And the PSU didn’t just shut down like the Thermaltake 750W did. There was a pop and a flash and the PSU was dead. I opened up the unit, probed around and found that the fuse had blown. Normally, I would have just replaced the fuse, but Antec had soldered the fuse to the fuse holder. I could have desoldered everything, but I decided that I’d give an RMA a try.
 

After I received the replacement PSU, I went through all of the testing for a second time. Once again, only 5 minutes into test 6, there was a loud pop, a flash of white light and the second PSU was dead.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/blog/2006/10/28/antec-true-power-trio-650w-power-supply/3/

 

What country are you in? Budget? We can help you find something suitable to replace it with.


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PSUs can and do go out catastrophicaly. When they do they hill motherboards and GPUs. Buy the PSU now and swap it in to the new build next year.


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6 hours ago, lyonz said:

Hi, I currently have https://www.newegg.com/antec-true-power-trio-tp3-550-550w/p/N82E16817371002 PSU. And I just got a new gigabyte RX 580 8GB and I realized it has a single 1 x 8 pin input. My question is can I use an adapter to use this new card?

No, that PSU is almost 15 Years old!

Its around the 2005/6 time when it was made.

And its made for that time.

 

We have more than 10 years later, the way components want the power changed.

That PSU is not made to be used with modern components. Its made for use with a Radeon X850 and Geforce 6800 and Athlon 64 as well as Pentium 4 CPUs.

 

And also the Label is wrong. The PSU has no Rail -> no OCP.

I have one myself (though in parts)...

And its loud as hell too.

 

Really not recommended. Pls replace the PSU!


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