5870 power plug

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  1. tommcd64

    tommcd64 Master Guru

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    I ordered a 5870 and got to looking and low and behold they have changed power plugs on us again. First we had to look for a 6 pin and an 8 pin and now they are back to 2 6pin plugs. Does anyone know if there is an adapter to take an 8pin to a 6pin?
     
  2. IPlayNaked

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    Don't think I've ever seen an 8 pin connector that couldn't be changed to a 6 pin by popping off the end.
     
  3. 3T3RN4L

    3T3RN4L Master Guru

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    i'm kinda not uderstanding you. you would like to know if you can make a 8-pin connector to 6-pin,no?

    from your profile you have a 1000w psu.don't that have enough 6 pin plugs? also if your getting the 5870 you'll be removing your 6-pin plugs already from your 4870's to replace with the 5870,yes?
     
  4. Sever

    Sever Ancient Guru

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    i think what he's saying is his psu has 1x 6 pin, 1x 8 pin connectors.

    hold the 8 pin connector with the locking part facing up, and the connection side facing away from you. use scissors, and cut the plastic inbetween the (top right and bottom right pin connectors) and the left 6, but do not cut the wires. alternatively, the 5870 shouldve come with a 2x molex to 6 pin converter (even tho in the manual, it says it does not recommend the use of the molex converter, lol), and just use that for your second 6 pin.

    then theres the third option, sell me your 5870 and buy a 5970 (6pin and 8pin) XP
     

  5. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    I'm pretty sure that all of the 8-pin connectors on every Corsair PSU have been the 6+2 snap apart type...if not then a 6-pin extension cable would be the same thing as an 8-to-6 pin adapter cable.
     
  6. tommcd64

    tommcd64 Master Guru

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    I guess I should have given more information. Sorry about that. The card will not be going in my current build but in a different machine. The psu on that machine has 1x6pin and 1x8pin. I will have to cut the plastic as Sever mentioned. Thanks to everyone for their input. I had thought about the 5970 but for now I am going to stick with a single 5870. Eventually I may go crossfire again.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009

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