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Can I use a 6pin connector for my GTX 1660?

8 hours ago, Audrey1929H said:

So I finally upgraded my GTX 1050 to a GTX 1660 but sadly it requires an 8pin power connector and my psu only has a 6pin. I heard some people were able to get this card running with a 6pin power connector considering it only uses 120 watts of power. So will this work? I'm only playing games at 1366x768p resolution (less load on the GPU). Thanks in advance.

 

Specs:
Intel i5 9400 cpu

Asus TUF B360M-Plus Gaming motherboard

Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4 2666 ram
Asus TUF Gaming GTX 1660 gpu (hopefully this works)

Western Digital Green SSD
580w 80+ power supply
Acer V196HQL 1366x768p monitor 

6 pin should be fine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I finally upgraded my GTX 1050 to a GTX 1660 but sadly it requires an 8pin power connector and my psu only has a 6pin. I heard some people were able to get this card running with a 6pin power connector considering it only uses 120 watts of power. So will this work? I'm only playing games at 1366x768p resolution (less load on the GPU). Thanks in advance.

 

Specs:
Intel i5 9400 cpu

Asus TUF B360M-Plus Gaming motherboard

Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4 2666 ram
Asus TUF Gaming GTX 1660 gpu (hopefully this works)

Western Digital Green SSD
580w 80+ power supply
Acer V196HQL 1366x768p monitor 

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you could but I'd look at getting a new PSU


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8 hours ago, Audrey1929H said:

So I finally upgraded my GTX 1050 to a GTX 1660 but sadly it requires an 8pin power connector and my psu only has a 6pin. I heard some people were able to get this card running with a 6pin power connector considering it only uses 120 watts of power. So will this work? I'm only playing games at 1366x768p resolution (less load on the GPU). Thanks in advance.

 

Specs:
Intel i5 9400 cpu

Asus TUF B360M-Plus Gaming motherboard

Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4 2666 ram
Asus TUF Gaming GTX 1660 gpu (hopefully this works)

Western Digital Green SSD
580w 80+ power supply
Acer V196HQL 1366x768p monitor 

6 pin should be fine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks guys. The 6 pin works fine and I also managed to get myself a molex to 8 pin adapter as well and that also worked; everything is well.

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