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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 07-27-08, 05:37 AM   #13
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Default Re: 8 Pin power adapters?

I'm using a special adapter 2x4 pin to 8pin and works flawlessly (dunno with which psu it came).

Silverstone zeus 750w here btw. And my rig is loaded of stuff (scsi raid controller and drives). Not a glitch.
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Old 07-27-08, 05:57 AM   #14
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Just wondering... why did so many people go straight to a new PSU rather than using an adapter?
- Avoid the risk
- Future proof
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Old 07-27-08, 07:20 AM   #15
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The adapters work fine, the 8 pin plug and 6 pin plugs are the same except the 8 pin carries two extra ground wires. If your PSU is of good quality with enough current there is no reason to upgrade it, use adapters.
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Old 07-27-08, 01:48 PM   #16
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- Avoid the risk
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Agreed. I have a Silverstone DA850, but choose to avoid any problems and got a DA1200.
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Old 07-27-08, 03:37 PM   #17
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My Tt 850W didn't come with 8 pin connectors, mainly coz it's getting close to 2 years old haha. Wow... i just realised my computer is nearly 2 years old and it's still F'n badass...
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Old 07-27-08, 04:39 PM   #18
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To whoever voted that they are having problems... can you explain?
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Old 07-27-08, 05:26 PM   #19
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This is why I went with a Tt 1200W... mainly because it was in jAkUp's sig so it has to be good
Yeah, the TT1200W is just good a little pricey but well worth it
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Old 07-27-08, 11:42 PM   #20
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A 6 to 8 pin adapter will not cause any problems at all if the PSU is strong enough. Those two additional pins are just grounds.
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