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dumb question but can anyone explain to me why the use of a direct 8 pin pci-e connector is favored over a dual 6 pin-to-single 8 pin adapter with the GTX280? i have both on hand and im using the 8 pin pci-e connector from my PSU atm (which eliminates the need to use the adapter anyway) but im just curious as to what the big difference is, does the one you use somehow relate to the overall performance or functionallity of card itself?
 

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Theres a tiny chance of fluctuations by using an adapter due to the material used in the adapter pins,

however, its usually fine either way.
 

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dumb question but can anyone explain to me why the use of a direct 8 pin pci-e connector is favored over a dual 6 pin-to-single 8 pin adapter with the GTX280? i have both on hand and im using the 8 pin pci-e connector from my PSU atm (which eliminates the need to use the adapter anyway) but im just curious as to what the big difference is, does the one you use somehow relate to the overall performance or functionallity of card itself?
the extra two are for grounding really
 

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the main reason is there are crappy psu out there which may sound like it has enough power but it may be based on older components so using an adapter over dedicated connector means may damage it, ive seen it happen... normally power supplys should provide enough and stable power for the adapter but the cheaper ones (ie the no name/unusual name branding) since it already has the dedicated one they dont ensure the adapters work
 

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mine has a dual-purpose pci-e connector, its an 8 pin with 2 pins that can be folded back to create a makeshift 6 pin if one is needed (or snapped back on if an 8 pin is needed).
 

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The power needs to be on one rail with nothing else on it. I ran into problems like that with the 8600gts oc I had. Some psu,s distribute the load, under volting the card and throw you the "no signal" error.
 
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