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What is a 8 pin PCIe connector?
It appears that you are using AdBlocking software. This connector is used to provide extra 12 volt power to PCI Express expansion cards. Many video cards draw significantly more than 75 watts provided by the motherboard slot, so the 6 pin PCI Express power cable was created.
Is CPU 8 pin and PCIe 8 Pin same?
They are completely different. The EPS connector is meant to supply power to a motherboard cpu socket while the PCI express connector is meant to supply power to a GPU.
Is PCIe 6 2 the same as 8pin?
Long answer: Yes you can mix them anyway you prefer to. Some video cards have 6 Pin PCI Express power connectors and others have 8 Pin PCI Express power connectors. Many power supplies come with a 6+2 PCI Express power cable which is compatible with both kinds of video cards.
Can I use CPU cable for PCIe?
As a belated reply, if you think about it, why would they bother stamping PCIe and CPU on the cables if they were the same? They are definitely not, and generally won’t fit into each other’s plugs, because different pins will be round versus square.
Can I use CPU power for PCIe?
NO, it’s not possible to use PCI-e cable for powering the CPU. Do not do that because by doing this, you may shortcircuit the entire system and also can damage the system permanently. The main cause is both PCIe cable, and EPS look the same but have different power factors.
Can I power my GPU with 6-pin?
6-Pin Connector This connector can supply the GPU with an additional 75 watts of energy. This means the graphics card will use the PCI Express x16 slot and also draw power directly from the PSU (Power Supply Unit).
Can I use one PCIe cable for GPU?
The principle behind using a single PCIe cable for a graphics card still applies for models requiring more than two connectors, like the EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra. Check your PSU to see if separate cables are recommended; if not, just make sure you’re not surpassing how much power a single cable can provide.
What is the difference between 6 pin and 8-pin PCIe?
8-pin connectors have 4.2mm pitch and can deliver up to 150 watts, twice the amount that a 6-pin connector is capable of. If a 6-pin connector is plugged into an 8-pin slot, the GPU will attempt to draw more power than that cable is rated for, resulting in a fire hazard.
Do all PSU have 8 pin?
As always, there are exceptions. The most power-hungry graphics cards will come with a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector. For example, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 has both types of connectors.
Can CPU use 6 pin?
the 4 + 2 (6 pin) is probably for your video cards and probably will not work plugging into the CPU power.