Question Do 6 pin to dual 8 pin work

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My gpu needs 2 6 pins but my psu only have 1 so i ordered a 6 pin to dual 8 pin splitter will it actually work??? The molex to 6 pin is out of the topic because my molex are occupied by my fans
 
Absolutely not. You are asking 300w from a 75w cable. You will risk your system and might even cause a fire.

If your PSU does not have the appropriate connections for your GPU, then it can not support that GPU. Molex to 6/8 pin is also a no go most if not all the time

Edit: just saw that you might made a typo and wanted to write dual 6 pin and not 8 pin. Again it's not recommended.
 

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My gpu needs 2 6 pins but my psu only have 1 so i ordered a 6 pin to dual 8 pin splitter will it actually work??? The molex to 6 pin is out of the topic because my molex are occupied by my fans
6 pin cable can output 5amp on each Pin (12v pin) so 5*2= 10amp max = 120watts.. (according to wiregauge and current handling capacity of cables and connectors(3rd 12v pin works as sense)

On 8 pin connector 3 pins provides 12v and rest are Ground and sense so 5*3 = 15Amps and max 180 watts of power...

2 of 8 pins Connector can provide upto 360 watts of power...

So 2*8 pins Connector provides 3 times more power than single 6 pin connector..

So don't you ever use those splitters on high Power consumption GPU...
Cables can melt and can cause fire.... Or permanent damage...
So don't use it.. unless your cables are very high quality and rated for more current.. and your PSU can provide so much juice...
 
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6 pin cable can output 5amp on each Pin (12v pin) so 5*2= 10amp max = 120watts.. (according to wiregauge and current handling capacity of cables and connectors(3rd 12v pin works as sense)

On 8 pin connector 3 pins provides 12v and rest are Ground and sense so 5*3 = 15Amps and max 180 watts of power...

2 of 8 pins Connector can provide upto 360 watts of power...

So 2*8 pins Connector provides 3 times more power than single 6 pin connector..

So don't you ever use those splitters on high Power consumption GPU...
Cables can melt and can cause fire.... Or permanent damage...
So don't use it.. unless your cables are very high quality and rated for more current.. and your PSU can provide so much juice...
Well o only need 6 i said 8 because it is a 6 pin to dual 8 pin (6+2) but i only need 6
 
Its is a 500w true rated and the gpu is r9 380
Is this your power supply? https://www.econopc.net/product/500w-true-rated-power-supply/

This power supply can only deliver 216w on the 12v rail. A good quality 500w will be able to deliver near all 500w on the 12v rail. This so called 500w is barely a 250w psu in reality by it own rate, it is also very likely terrible quality. It is very important you get a psu that is adequate for the job. This is why the psu only has 1x6 as the manufacturer knows it is complete garbage. By using this psu you risk damaging others components in the pc, it could even be a fire hazard.
 
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I don't have the money to buy a new psu :((((
If you don't have the money to buy the insurance for the sports car, you don't have the money for the sports car.

If you don't have the money to buy the power supply for the GPU, you don't have the money for the GPU. And you certainly wouldn't have the money to replace the entire PC after pushing the garbage power supply to disastrous limits. If this PSU only has a single six-pin, it already sounds like you're currently being incredibly negligent in using it.
 
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DSzymborski

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Tommorow ill buy a silverstone 500w psu it has dual 6 pins that sill do the job
Hang on there. What exact Silverstone. There are many very good-to-excellent Silverstone PSUs, but there are some budget ones, especially older ones, that are rather poor PSUs. One of the problems you're having in this topic is that you're simply not being specific; we never got the exact model of the PSU you have and you're not saying the exact model you want to purchase. This is important safety equipment, the most important part of your PC, and you're leaving people without the most crucial information needed to answer your question.

You no more buy "a Silverstone" than you buy "a Ford." If you're spending $30,000 on "a Ford," there's a huge gulf of between buying a 2020 Ford Mustang for $30,000 and a 1983 Ford Escort for $30,000.
 
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Why are you mad? Haha i didn't say that it is a rave because its obvious you guys will onky give negative reviews like "avoid avoid avoid" without any explanation like everyone did in this casr
 
Do you need someone to spell out for you that you were thinking of starting a fire? Do you need more info why your PSU is bad? Google it for a review. Not from a customer that bought it, but from a trustworthy source. If you do find any, you will understand. If you can't find any, guess what. Noone cared of reviewing a very crappy PSU.

We are trying to make you understand that from the begining you gave us almost no details. A MOD answered and you refer to him as bruh... Chill bruh... Lost all interested in helping you.
 

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