Power connectors on my video card

Nova Prime

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Building a PC, almost done but my video card has one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector on it, do I need to plug both in? And if so, can I use the same power cable (8-pin connector at PSU end, then another 8-pin [well, 6+2] with a 6-pin sort of daisy-chained past it)?

Thanks for your help.
 

LucoTF

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If it has two cables you really should use two cables, as it will share the load between the different rails of your PSU.
 

LucoTF

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Yes, and yes.

Yes you need to plug in both and yes you use the same power cable - assuming you don't have another 6 pin connector on another cable
 

Nova Prime

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Thanks for the answers. I could use two cables, but using only one would be neater. Is there any disadvantage to using a single one?
 

LucoTF

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If it has two cables you really should use two cables, as it will share the load between the different rails of your PSU.
 

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