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    Converting 8 pin pci-e plug ti 6 pin

    Hi All

    I have a Thermaltake Toughpower 700w - hard wired, not modular (unfortunately).

    It has a 6 pin and an 8 pin pci-e plug but my 4870 is 2 x 6 pin. I have an old power supply that has a 6 pin plug on it also and being a bit handy with a soldering iron I am looking at a quick swap over.

    My question is, on the 8 pin plug there are 3 x 12v and 5 x ground and on the 6 pin just 3 of each. Do i need to do anything with the 2 grounds left over on the 8 pin (eg attach them to a couple of the other grounds) or can they just be taped up.

    Thanks all for your time.

    Danny B

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    Re: Converting 8 pin pci-e plug ti 6 pin

    If there is adequate clearance to the side of the 6pin socket on the 4870, you can simply plug the 8pin plug into the 6pin socket. Pins 1-3 & 5-7 of a 8pin plug match the pinout of a 6pin plug.

    Going the soldering route, taping up the unused ground wires or soldering them to adjacent ground pins will work.

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    Re: Converting 8 pin pci-e plug ti 6 pin

    Thanks for your help - having already cut the plug off its the soldering route!!

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