Question: Can I Put A 6 Pin PCIE Into An 8 Pin?

What is Molex power connector?

Molex connector is the vernacular term for a two-piece pin and socket interconnection.

Pioneered by Molex Connector Company, the two-piece design became an early electronic standard.

Because the pins have a large contact surface area and fit tightly, these connectors are typically used for power..

Are Molex to 8 pin safe?

Welcome to the forums. If you have the adapter, then yes it is perfectly safe to do it.

Do I need both 6 pin connectors?

Yes, you need both power connectors to be connected, that is why they are there. The card needs more power than the slot + one connector can supply.

What is a 8 pin cable?

Lightning is an 8-pin connector that carries a digital signal. Unlike the Apple 30 pin connector it replaces (and USB Type A or B connectors), the Lightning connector can be inserted either face up or face down.

Is Sata to 6 pin safe?

No. If the GPU you use doesn’t draw much power from riser it’s probably safe otherwise it’ll draw more powder over the sata cable than it’s meant for.

What is the 8 pin connector on a motherboard for?

Can be used to connect to a six or eight pin socket on a video card to provide additional 12v power. Most commonly used to power hard drives and optical drives. These are mostly often used for fan connections in modern system, but in the past they were used for hard drives, optical drives, and many other devices.

What is 6 pin 8 pin PCI Express connector?

The PCIEX68ADAP PCI Express 6 pin to 8 pin power adapter cable lets you connect a standard 6-pin PCI Express power connection provided by the computer power supply to ATI and NVidia video cards that require an 8 pin power connection.

Does my PSU have a 6 pin?

Polypheme. No not all PSUs have PCI-E connectors, some have none, some have 1 6/8 pin and some have 4 or more. When it comes to the PCI-E connector the best rule of thumb to have is if the PSU does not have the connector for your card, it was not designed to support it.

How much power does 8 pin PCIe have?

150WThe 8 pin connector can carry up to 150W of power from the source to the sink (read: source is PSU, and the sink is the graphics card). In the same way the 6 pin connector is designed to safely carry the current for up to 75Watt.

How much power does Molex provide?

Re: How much power can you pull through the molex connector ? 12V only: “Molex” connector (PS-8981-4M*/4P*) – depending on wire gauge from 6 to 10 Amps per motherboard connector. Sata connector – 1.5 Amps per contact (3 contacts per connector) = 4.5 Amps per motherboard connector.

Is Molex safe?

Molex to SATA adapter cables are a very simple and cost-effective alternative to buying a new power supply. However, they can be a dangerous alternative to getting a quality power supply, potentially damaging your SSD, internal components, and may also pose a fire risk in your home.

Can I use Molex to power GPU?

2 molex to 1 pci 6 pin, it needs power from both molex.

Can I use a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter?

The short answer is, yes, a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter should work perfectly fine.

Is a 6 2 pin the same as an 8 pin?

6+2 pin cables are usually exactly the same as 8 pin with added flexibility.

Is it safe to use Molex to 6 pin?

Using a single molex to 6 pin is likely to cause issues ranging from the card throttling due to not receiving enough power, to cable or PSU damage due to too much current being forced through the molex cable. When I have seen this happen before, it usually involves a wire which enters a connector catching fire.

Can you run a graphics card without a 6 pin?

The graphics card needs the additional power, and no, it won’t run without it.