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Can I run a gtx 970 with a single 8 pin, instead of the 8 + 6 pin provided on the gpu.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have gtx 970 that requires a 8 + 6 pin but I only have a single 8 pin connector. So if I only plug the 8pin in and leave the 6 pin empty, would it still work and would it damage it in any way? I think theoretically it shouldn’t be a problem because the 970 only needs 150w while the 8 pin and pcie power should be able to do a combined 225w. I am not sure if this is correct and if it would work, so any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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It won't even post for most cards

 

What PSU are you using? If it doesn't have the right plug, it's not the right PSU for the job


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

It won't even post for most cards

 

What PSU are you using? If it doesn't have the right plug, it's not the right PSU for the job

Using a rose will arc 450. It ain’t a good psu but should power a gtx 970 just fine. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
24 minutes ago, recon_zero_ said:

I have used adapters in the past and they are mostly fine, but it's not a long term solution.

 

Without the power it will not post

Shouldn’t cause any damage to attempt it without the 6 pin right?

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