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PCI Express power converter 6pin to 8pin bad idea?

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My cousin has bought a Sapphire 4850 X2 which requires 6pin & 8pin PCI Express power adaptors. He has a Dell XPS 420 with a 425w power supply which has two 6pin connectors. Now I've seen you can …
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
My cousin has bought a Sapphire 4850 X2 which requires 6pin & 8pin PCI Express power adaptors.

He has a Dell XPS 420 with a 425w power supply which has two 6pin connectors. Now I've seen you can get 6pin to 8pin converters but is this bad idea or should I look into replacing the PSU bearing in mind this is a Dell. I heard Dell quotes its PSU based on sustained power and not peak. So a rumour has it a 425 equates to about 550-600w.

Thoughts, suggestions and laughter welcome..
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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dcx_badass
What PSU does the card recommend?


650w.... so having done more reading I've ordered one an Antec PSU
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I just cut a spare six pin connectors down to make a 2 pin connector and put 2 of the ground pins in the two holes. Works on a gtx 285 and a 500 watt power supply. You could also plug the 6 pin supply into the 8 pin socket, although, it may not work as it will be drawing less power than using the correct lead but it won't harm it if it does.here's the pin out details

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