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8-pin with a 6-pin passthrough enough for 980ti?

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I bought a graphics card that requires 6-pin pci-e and an 8-pin pci-e. The only cable I have is an 8-pin, with a 6-pin pass through. Will this work for the card, or do I need to get a 6-pin pci-e cable? Thanks.

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If you're using a 6+2 power connector, yes it's fine.

 

Please make sure your power supply is up to snuff though.

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what power supply is that?

Thermaltake SMARTM750W.

 

If you're using a 6+2 power connector, yes it's fine.

 

Please make sure your power supply is up to snuff though.

What do you mean?

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Thermaltake SMARTM750W.

 

What do you mean?

If your power supply can't handle it, then your system won't run or the power supply might burn itself out if it's protection circuitry is not operational or it's just not there taking the components with it.

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That power supply though is fine though. Nothing to worry about.

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The point of having the 2 pins split off is so that you can use it as a 6-pin if you want :P

I can use both the 8 pin and the 6 pin (on the same cable, one has wires passing through the other) in the same card at the same time?

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