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November 14, 2017, 01:39:47 AM
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my gpu is amd rx 470 oc sapphire 8gb , it has both 8 and 6 pins connector , as i know this card power is 150W , and the 8 pins is 150 W so do only connect 8 pins or connect both 6 and 8 pins to the sockets ?



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November 14, 2017, 01:46:24 AM
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my gpu is amd rx 470 oc sapphire 8gb , it has both 8 and 6 pins connector , as i know this card power is 150W , and the 8 pins is 150 W so do only connect 8 pins or connect both 6 and 8 pins to the sockets ?





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November 14, 2017, 01:49:20 AM
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my gpu is amd rx 470 oc sapphire 8gb , it has both 8 and 6 pins connector , as i know this card power is 150W , and the 8 pins is 150 W so do only connect 8 pins or connect both 6 and 8 pins to the sockets ?





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I use only 8 pin and it works fine.
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November 14, 2017, 01:49:31 AM
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my gpu is amd rx 470 oc sapphire 8gb , it has both 8 and 6 pins connector , as i know this card power is 150W , and the 8 pins is 150 W so do only connect 8 pins or connect both 6 and 8 pins to the sockets ?




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November 14, 2017, 05:23:11 AM
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The 8 pin provides 150w, a second 6 pin provides extra juice that allows for better OCs.  It should be fine with just the 8 pin. 
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November 14, 2017, 11:20:27 PM
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As a GENERAL rule, use both - some cards specifically check and won't fire up at all if you don't.

 On the other hand, it's WEIRD to see a RX 470 with dual power connectors - even a high-overclocked one only needs an 8-pin (keep in mind the PCI-E BUS supplies 75 watts per spec, so bus + 8 pin = 225 total available watts to the card).

 Try it with just the 8, if that works don't worry about it.

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November 14, 2017, 11:45:00 PM
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I have 15 RX570 rigs all with just 8 plugged in.  They work perfectly.
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November 15, 2017, 12:01:02 AM
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There is a reason there are two plugs. Dont be stupid or lazy and not use them. There is no excuse.

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November 15, 2017, 02:53:45 AM
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the only problem i got , if i tried to connect all the 6 cards with 8+6 pins , i will run out of power source for all cards , and the only option to do this ,i'll buy 2 sata to 6 pin since i use 2 PSU , but that will only mean i'll be already used the full 2X750W cables for 6 GPU , if i'm to add more 2 gpu i wouldn't be able to do it thats why i'm confused ?
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