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Old 06-23-08, 07:22 PM   #9
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Default Re: Can you use 2 power adapters on this card?

To be honest with you it all depends on PSU. My single 6pin cable can push 170W on my Rosewill 850W so i would be safe with 6 to 8 pin solution but since i will have extra 6 pin cables i will go with 1x6pin and 2x6pin to 8pin adapter to balance out the power.

My uncle got same PSU you have and he is running ATI 2900XT. It requires 1x6pin and 1x8pin cable and he has only 2x6pin cables. He runs one of 6pin cables through adapter to 8Pin. Heck he can even overclock that card and never had any stability issues.
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