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    BradleyKZN New Member

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    Ok so i have this gigabyte odin silent 585w. On the website, it says it comes with an 8 pin pci express connector, and it also says so in the manual. Now that im getting a 9800gx2, i looked and i cant see an 8 pin connector. Can i send the power supply back because of this, bearing in mind i have had it for 5 months or so? The warranty is 1 year.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    you sure the other two pins dont just slide on?
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    is the 8-pin a 6+2pin connector? Make sure there isnt an extra bit hanging off one of the GPU 12V leads.

    Going to Google now, that was just my first thought.
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    beat ya to it sneeky.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    looking at a lot of e-tailers, most show that it is in fact a 6+2 GPU lead.
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    BradleyKZN New Member

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    Yeah, everything says it has 6+2 pin but it actually doesnt. Even the box has a picture of 8. It certainly doesnt have another 6+2 pin because with my 4870 i used one 6 pin and had to use a molex to 6 pin adapter for the other. I just checked to make sure and there is only one 6 pin connector.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    email em. they may ship you an adaptor, or go with a warranty.
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    Features has PCI-E 2.0 ready : 6+2 pin

    but Specifications 6-pin PCI-E Connectors 1
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    BradleyKZN New Member

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    So in the manual it says that the 470 has a 6 pin and the 585 and 720 have 6+2 pin. @ mussels, surely them giving me an adaptor wouldnt be very good because wont it actually have less power?
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    no the adaptor gets the power from a molex line, so its getting the power from the PSU.

    If its supposed to have one and it doesnt, thats a problem. If you misread... the problem is yours.


    Here says 6 pin
    Here says 6 pin


    Then again, these guys say 8x 6+2 pin connectors, rofl.

    IMO, you got confused somehow - i cant find much about that PSU online, but nowhere seems to say its 6+2 except one website which is obviously on drugs.

    Seems like a weak ass unit, 585W with only two 16/18A rails? my old gameX 600W had FOUR 18A rails.
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    BradleyKZN New Member

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    Loool, on gigabytes website its 6+2, on the box its a picture of an 6+2 pin and the manual states its a 6+2 pin, i found someone on a forum over here with the same problem so i will try find out how they got sorted out.

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