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Which cables should I use for my GPU?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay so I got a strix 1080 with an 8 pin and a 6 pin power connector.

 

But the only 8 pin my psu has is a P8/P4 cable, that is supposed to connect to my motherboard's P8 slot.

 

My PCIE power connectors (ive got 3 cables labeled as VGA 1,2 and 3) split into two parts after connecting to the psu PCIE power slot. Both of the cables coming from the 1 slot end in 6 Pin + 2 Pin split heads.

Problem with that is the 2 pin head has a little notch that doesnt fully allow it to go into my 8 pin power connector.

 

However my gpu came with an adapter that fuses together 2 6 ping connectors into 1 8 pin.

 

So my question is this: Do I need to use the adapter on one of the PCIE cables to plug it into my 8 pin and use another PCIE cable's head to plug into the 6 pin?

Or should I stick to using 1 PCIE cable for both the 6 pin and 8 pin ?

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It doent matter as long as the 6 and 8 pin are connected to something.


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Normally, a 6+2 pin should fit in flawlessly into an 8pin socket on the GPU. Maybe you didn;t use the right orientation?

 

If that doesn;t work, then you can use the adapter to fill in all the sockets. This itself makes cable management harder to do, but it will run fine.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
53 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Normally, a 6+2 pin should fit in flawlessly into an 8pin socket on the GPU. Maybe you didn;t use the right orientation?

 

If that doesn;t work, then you can use the adapter to fill in all the sockets. This itself makes cable management harder to do, but it will run fine.

The connector has pins such as this one in this picture 14-PCI-E.jpg

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10 minutes ago, Ocee said:

The connector has pins such as this one in this picture 14-PCI-E.jpg

I know. That's what I have and used to power my GTX 1070 


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
35 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

I know. That's what I have and used to power my GTX 1070 

so are the notches supposed to end up on the outside? Because right now they are blocking the 2 pin from going all the way in

 

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1 hour ago, Ocee said:

so are the notches supposed to end up on the outside? Because right now they are blocking the 2 pin from going all the way in

 

The lever-like thing should be on the outside.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

The lever-like thing should be on the outside.

But how? The cable can only go in like this

 

20891509_1520733421299095_298278001_n.jp

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wait, I just found out that you could connect those teeth to the 6 pin and it fits perfectly. Damn I feel stupid as fuck now.

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