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View Poll Results: Are you using an 8-Pin power adapter for your GTX 280?
No, I'm using a PSU with a native 8-Pin connector and I'm having no problems with my card. 21 72.41%
No, I'm using a PSU with a native 8-Pin connector but I am having some problems with my card. 1 3.45%
Yes, I'm using an 8-Pin adapter and I am having no problems with my card. 5 17.24%
Yes, I'm using an 8-Pin adapter but I am having problems with my card. 2 6.90%
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Old 07-26-08, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default 8 Pin power adapters?

I'm not buying anything yet, but the main snag that's stopping me from considering a GTX 280 is that I supposedly need a new power supply.

Updated models of my PSU have a 6+2pin connector, but mine does not. All other specs are identical. My PSU has 4 12v rails with 18A each. I know single rails are preferred, but this thing should be plenty for one video card, even one has power hungry as a 280.

So, how many people are using a GTX 280 with an 8 pin power adapter rather than a PSU with a native 8 pin power cable?

I've heard some people say that using a power adapter causes some problems, but others say it doesn't. So lets do a poll...

Vote whether you're having problems with your setup or not. Problems could be heat issues, stability problems, fan problems, or anything else like that.
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Old 07-26-08, 03:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

i was using a native 8-pin from my Silverstone with single massive rail

no problems, now that GTX 280 dropped in price, i might grab one again
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Old 07-26-08, 03:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

I'm using 620hx with the 6+2 pin wire that goes directly into PSU. No problems.
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Old 07-26-08, 04:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

i had to buy a new TT 1200W. my old TT 750W didn't have one so i opted to upgrade the PSU also.
no problem so far except for the bug that the keep the fan @ 100% and never return to normal even after the temps are low.. using Rivatuner profiles to bypass this problem for now
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Old 07-26-08, 08:42 PM   #5
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

Honestly I have used it both ways and haven't seen an issue with either.
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Old 07-26-08, 11:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

Native 8-pins ... i'm not in the mood for power troubles.

i've got the Tt ToughPower 850W & happy with it so far.
modular cables , 2x modular 6-pins , 2x 8-pins (come with power cable) & 2x 8-pin to 6-pin converters , in short you wont be needing to replace it for a while!
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Old 07-27-08, 12:01 AM   #7
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Native 8-pins ... i'm not in the mood for power troubles.

i've got the Tt ToughPower 850W & happy with it so far.
modular cables , 2x modular 6-pins , 2x 8-pins (come with power cable) & 2x 8-pin to 6-pin converters , in short you wont be needing to replace it for a while!
QFT except for the very last part. I thought my Toughpower 750W was going to be okay for a while until they decided to change the power connectors around. I don't have a GTX 280 so I haven't run into that problem yet though.
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Old 07-27-08, 12:27 AM   #8
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

This is why I went with a Tt 1200W... mainly because it was in jAkUp's sig so it has to be good
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QFT except for the very last part. I thought my Toughpower 750W was going to be okay for a while until they decided to change the power connectors around. I don't have a GTX 280 so I haven't run into that problem yet though.
I'll be so pissed off if they decide to do away with the 8-pin connectors with the next-gen cards. hopefully not though .. in worst cases i expect a 2x8-pin card which is the TT 850W is ready for.
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I'll be so pissed off if they decide to do away with the 8-pin connectors with the next-gen cards. hopefully not though .. in worst cases i expect a 2x8-pin card which is the TT 850W is ready for.
If that was the case, no current PSUs could do Tri-SLI! Maybe the Tt 1200W, but it would need some adapters too.
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

Just wondering... why did so many people go straight to a new PSU rather than using an adapter?
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

Do not want to take the risk.

I'm still going along with my trusty Antec 550watt HE.

I need to upgrade though if I want a 4870 or a 200 series.
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