Question Power

Apr 17, 2019
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I just bought a new GPU Rx 570 and my psu is only 500w and this gpu requires a 8 pin connector. My psu doesn’t have an 8 pin it has a 6 pin would a 2 moles to 8 pin adapter work
 

DSzymborski

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What is the exact power supply?

99 times out of 100, if your power supply doesn't have an eight-pin connector, you absolutely don't want to be using an adapter. The only situation in which there's a possibility that this is a reasonable idea would be two six-pins to one eight-pin adapter on an older power supply that was of excellent quality when it was purchased.

Using molex to PCIE, I wouldn't leave the PC running when I'm out of the room. And if this power supply is low quality, I'd make sure to have a sizable chunk of money on-hand to replace fried parts.
 

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