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# 214062 26-Apr-2017 14:24
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My FIL has an HP Workstation that has 2 x 6 PCI-E Power connectors. He wants a GTX970 which needs/has a 1 x 6 and 1 x 8. 

 

Do I just get an adapter, or are there special requirements?

 

The 6 plugs into the 8 with 2 empty pins remaining. 

 

I haven't powered it on in that configuration.


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  # 1770690 26-Apr-2017 14:30
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Just curious, why a 970 instead of 1060?

 

 

 

Not sure about using a 6 pin PCI-E connector when it needs 8, but I've used molex to 8 pin adaptor in the past without issue.




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  # 1770692 26-Apr-2017 14:31
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sidefx:

 

Just curious, why a 970 instead of 1060?

 

 

 

Not sure about the PCI-E connectors, but I've used molex to 8 pin adaptor in the past without issue.

 

 

 

 

Because he already has a 970 he bought from me a few weeks ago :) 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1770726 26-Apr-2017 15:17
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In theory you just need an adapter, but you should also make sure his PSU can supply the required power.








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Thanks. It's 850W so should be ok. HP make some beastly machines! This thing weighs 17KG!


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