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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone so I am almost done with my build, I just need to make sure I plugged in my graphics card correctly then I can go for the first boot. I'm seeing a lot of different stuff online for the graphics cards and pins and it is really confusing me. 

My graphics card seems to only have an 8 pin connector but I'm reading that some have 2, and some can only be plugged in with 6 pins. I read the manual and got more confused lol. My psu cable is also a 6+2 pin cable If that changes anything.

 

My graphics card is a Sapphire pulse 5600 xt, the dual display port and dual hdmi model. And I have a non modular power supply. I have attached some pictures and I will be very thankful if someone can tell me if I did this correctly thank you all

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It only need a 6+2 pcie cable. 

Some cards are just more power hungry so they require more connectors. 


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5 minutes ago, wegoodtbh said:

My psu cable is also a 6+2 pin cable If that changes anything.

6+2 = 8 pin, for PCIe power cables.

 

5 minutes ago, wegoodtbh said:

. I have attached some pictures

Even without the pictures (they seem to have not loaded in), it's doubtful that you messed something up. The ends are keyed so that you can't plug them into the wrong place, and with a non modular power supply, you can't have put the wrong end into the graphics card.

 

Moreover, most PSUs have labelled cables, so you probably saw the one that said "PCIe" and guessed correctly where it went

 

Edit: now that I see the pictures, I don't see anything wrong with the way you plugged it in.


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3 minutes ago, wegoodtbh said:

Hey everyone so I am almost done with my build, I just need to make sure I plugged in my graphics card correctly then I can go for the first boot. I'm seeing a lot of different stuff online for the graphics cards and pins and it is really confusing me. 

 

My graphics card seems to only have an 8 pin connector but I'm reading that some have 2, and some can only be plugged in with 6 pins. I read the manual and got more confused lol. My psu cable is also a 6+2 pin cable If that changes anything.

 

My graphics card is a Sapphire pulse 5600 xt, the dual display port and dual hdmi model. And I have a non modular power supply. I have attached some pictures and I will be very thankful if someone can tell me if I did this correctly thank you all

You only need the 6+2 pin.

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6 minutes ago, wegoodtbh said:

Hey everyone so I am almost done with my build, I just need to make sure I plugged in my graphics card correctly then I can go for the first boot. I'm seeing a lot of different stuff online for the graphics cards and pins and it is really confusing me. 

 

My graphics card seems to only have an 8 pin connector but I'm reading that some have 2, and some can only be plugged in with 6 pins. I read the manual and got more confused lol. My psu cable is also a 6+2 pin cable If that changes anything.

 

My graphics card is a Sapphire pulse 5600 xt, the dual display port and dual hdmi model. And I have a non modular power supply. I have attached some pictures and I will be very thankful if someone can tell me if I did this correctly thank you all

 

If the card takes an 8-pin, then connect an 8-pin PCI-E cable to it.

If it takes only a 6-pin, plug only a 6-pin in.

 

One card brand and mode will vary from one another.

The Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT may only need one 8-pin, while the NITRO+ 5600XT is two 8-pins.

 

Most PSUs use a 6+2 cable configuration these days -- can work at as 6-pin or an 8-pin cable.

(Back then, you had separate 6-pin and 8-pin cables...that just got rats nest cable messy...)


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2 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

It only need a 6+2 pcie cable. 

Some cards are just more power hungry so they require more connectors. 

 

2 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

6+2 = 8 pin, for PCIe power cables.

 

Even without the pictures (they seem to have not loaded in), it's doubtful that you messed something up. The ends are keyed so that you can't plug them into the wrong place, and with a non modular power supply, you can't have put the wrong end into the graphics card.

 

Moreover, most PSUs have labelled cables, so you probably saw the one that said "PCIe" and guessed correctly where it went

 

1 minute ago, ishapli8 said:

You only need the 6+2 pin.

I forgot to add the pictures when I first made the post sorry lmfao. But based on what you guys are all saying about the 6+2 connector, and by the picture I have with it plugged in, it's plugged in correctly right? Sorry I am a noob and just want to make sure 

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Just now, wegoodtbh said:

Sorry I am a noob and just want to make sure 

It's keyed 

You can't plug it the wrong way so don't worry about that. It only goes in one way. 


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Just now, wegoodtbh said:

 

 

I forgot to add the pictures when I first made the post sorry lmfao. But based on what you guys are all saying about the 6+2 connector, and by the picture I have with it plugged in, it's plugged in correctly right? Sorry I am a noob and just want to make sure 

Certainly does look right


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, -rascal- said:

 

If the card takes an 8-pin, then connect an 8-pin PCI-E cable to it.

If it takes only a 6-pin, plug only a 6-pin in.

 

One card brand and mode will vary from one another.

The Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT may only need one 8-pin, while the NITRO+ 5600XT is two 8-pins.

Okay that makes sense. I thought that was the case but I couldn't find anything for sure online. Thank you

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