4 Pin Molex to 6 Pin PCI Express Video Card Power - 1 or 2 cables needed?

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I Have a new GeForce 8600 GTS. It comes with 4 Pin Molex to 6 Pin PCI Express Video Card Power Adapter.

Do I need to plug a 4pin Power cable into both connectors or will one do?

Link to pic of cable:

Question by:stevepickett
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    Expert Comment

    My guess is, and what i would do if i was doubting what to do, is that i would connect both power cable. Since there is two cables, then they are probably both meant to be used.

    Author Comment

    my main reason for asking is that if I use both cables then I dont have enough for my second HD and I only have a 350w power suply.
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    Accepted Solution

    Well, have you tried just using one of them? It doesn't damage your hardware, your gfx just won't work if it doesn't get enough power from one cable, so you can see it that.
    Another thing you could do, is that you could get a 4pin splitter, that will split 1x4pin to 2x4pin, that will not cost much.

    One of these would work:

    Author Comment

    ahhh I was not sure if it would damage anything. Thanks, I will just run it on one plug and if it dosn`t work I will get a splitter. Achems Razor strikes again!!!


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