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I have an msi armoured rx 580 and it's the first graphics card/thing i've put in my pc (as i didn't build my pc), but when I put it in a few weeks ago I came across a problem with 6 and 8 pins as my old card (rx 470) had 6 pins, where as my new one had 8 (rx 580), so when I went to connect the pins there was only 6 and another 2 zip-tied off to the side, I didn't know what to do so I just put the 6pin into my 8pin, and it still worked. Is this meant to happen and/or should I go and take off the zip tie and connect the other 2 pins to create an 8 pin?

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If the videocard has a 6+2 pin (8 pin) connector, you should connect a 6+2 pin (8 pin) cable to it if you have that available. If you don't have it available, you should consider upgrading the power supply.

If you don't plug in all the cables, you run the risk of getting an unstable GPU in heavy load situations (where the GPU needs extra power to run and it expects it is fully plugged i.. when it is not)

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5 minutes ago, Fushiatic said:

I have an msi armoured rx 580 and it's the first graphics card/thing i've put in my pc (as i didn't build my pc), but when I put it in a few weeks ago I came across a problem with 6 and 8 pins as my old card (rx 470) had 6 pins, where as my new one had 8 (rx 580), so when I went to connect the pins there was only 6 and another 2 zip-tied off to the side, I didn't know what to do so I just put the 6pin into my 8pin, and it still worked. Is this meant to happen and/or should I go and take off the zip tie and connect the other 2 pins to create an 8 pin?

Yes, plug the 6+2 pin into the card.

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2 minutes ago, Minibois said:

If the videocard has a 6+2 pin (8 pin) connector, you should connect a 6+2 pin (8 pin) cable to it if you have that available. If you don't have it available, you should consider upgrading the power supply.

If you don't plug in all the cables, you run the risk of getting an unstable GPU in heavy load situations (where the GPU needs extra power to run and it expects it is fully plugged i.. when it is not)

so should i go and attach the other two pins?

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Just now, Fushiatic said:

so should i go and attach the other two pins?

yes

 

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1 minute ago, Fushiatic said:

so should i go and attach the other two pins?

Basically, yes.

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3 minutes ago, Minibois said:

Basically, yes.

alright, cheers

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