GeForce EVGA GTX 1080, PCI-E 6 pin to 8 pin adapter, Will it work??

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This is a quick informational video. I recently got a GeForce EVGA GTX 1080 thinking it would be fine. Well, I was wrong and during installation discovered my power supply did not have PCI-E 8 pin plug, only a 6, and not a 6x2. So I spent $4 on an adapter...DOES IT WORK??

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it took me awhile before I realized it was your PC that was cutting the lawn
John R Perry
4 minutes and 20 seconds to say, "yes it works"!?!?
Logan Lenamond
connect the 8 pin connecter cable to the GPU
i love how your 10 year old has a trump sticker on his wall
Just Mea
could you please link the adapter piece?
X Gamer
i have a GTX 580 and it requaires 1 6pin and 1 8pin power connectors but my PSU has 2 6pin connectors and no 8 pin all im asking that can i use a converter to convert one of my 6pin connectors to 8pin and will it work fine in GTX without any issue ?
Edvin Komarov
So question 6+2 will work for 8pin connection? Yes or No. Thank you.
Will 6+2pin work on 6pin?
got an rx480 and have the same problem. adapter arrives Monday, hope it doesn't blow up my card. if it does I send it back and say it wasn't working :] I have heard their pins are connected wrong sometimes. they mix up earth and 12v gotta watch out for that or it kills the card
Cool. Thanks for the vid. I just got the 1080Ti with 11GB. 800 bucks!
of course it works.. haven't you seen all teh extensions? Plus most of them just branch off on the side anyways.. not actual 8 pin into PSU..
Just Mea
In am having the same problem x.x
Kashmiri Rebel
bro i have gtx 970 with the same issue but when i connected the adapter when i play games the pc is shutting down automatically
6+2 pin work?
WTF is that sound , is it because of the adapter cause overuses the power supply?
istvan spoelstra
gaste je kan het 6 pin rune videokaart
istvan spoelstra
12 dole weg idd
istvan spoelstra
verkop sterker zonde geld kon ook 6pin idd
I can tell you what I did when faced with a card that needed one 6 pin and one 8 pin connector The power supply had just two 6 Pin connectors but no 8 pin. I used an adaptor to plug the two six pin from the PSU to make an 8 pin plug and a molex convertor to provide the power for the 6 pin plug. it worked perfectly with a gtx 780 Card and a very old OCZ brand of 600 watt PSU
Darrick Girardi
if my power supply (585 watt) has only a 6pin but I need a 6pin and an 8pin for the card am I stuck needing a new power supply or would an adapter work?
Gamesta 4Life
6 (6 pin on psu) to 8 pin (8 pin on gpu) ok?
Rohit Venkatesh
man upload gameplays am waiting can u tell ur specs
Raouf Spawn
same problem here
Please tell me those are you case fans rumbling..
Glad you got that sortied out. My latest build is about a year old. Playing battlefield 4 and mass effect 2 with a dash of Half Life 2 at the moment. Enjoy your new graphics card.
John R Perry
The only part of the video that matters starts at 3:40 and ends at 3:45
In my case I realized that GTX 1080 will need 2 6pin VGA adapters, not only one from power supply.
John Scofield
Have same problem. Older Dell xps 420 has a 6 pin plug, but video card has 8 pin. Plugged 6 pin into card and got exact same message you did. Went to Amazon and saw what looks like the exact 6 to 8 pin cable. Have ordered it and hope I have the same success you did. By the way your video was the only one to really show the issue I am having. Thanks, I'll let you know how I do.
Steven Wessel
Hey nice Video 👍🏻i got a question. Can i Plug a 6+2 in a 8 Pin? Ty for any answers :)
John VFX
What store had these for only $3? I just got an Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti and ... same issue. Looked these adapters up and see them for $15 - $ 20. $3 would be great. BestBuy didn't even have them. None at Office Depot either. Where did you get it from?
what a doughnut!! absolute trump spawn
Brian Clark
Thanks I will get one of those adaptors
this is the answer and the pure proof that i want, after all the confronting using this 6 to 8 pin adapter.. i just happened to buy this RX480 RedDevil, and i thought it has 6pin, but dang, its 8 pin :( my PC is Thinkstation P510 with 490W 80+gold with ONE 6pin PCIE, i thought this problem led me planning to buy this 6to8pin adapter, but many people said on websites IT IS NOT SAFE... so in my case, i about to buy this adapter...will it work for me?(regarding my specs and the GPU i just bought)
Adam Vasquez
good video. but i have a question i bought a gtx 1070 ftw edition which requires dual 8 pin. can i use a adapter the y splitter kind to turn my 6 pin to a dual 8 pin?
hehe lol : LAUNCH FURMARK 10 minutes before "its works"
Christian Wendey
Hi, just came across your video. great vid btw. but i need extra info. i plugged a 6 pin to a an 8pin rx480strix and its working just fine, but i need to know is there any problem will occur by doing this in a long run? will it hinders the gpu performance? will it shorten its life or anything? pls help ty
1080 for old games?
ayman masry
it is more safer to use 2-molex to 8pin PC-IE or not ?
Austin s
Power will be a problem. 550w isn't much. My rig ran the same then I got a adapter for a 780ti and the thing would just shut of when throttling.
Thank you for this video I just order the adapter off of amazon
thank you I had this same issue and cybertron's cable management is a nightmare the way they have everything zip tied together. I just got a gigabyte 1070 yesterday
Looking to upgrade my GTX 980 (requires 2x 6-pins) to a ASUS GTX 1070 Turbo (requires 1x 8-pin). My PSU has no 8-pin connectors, but several 6-pins. My PSU is an FSP 500W 80+ silver. Will the adapter be fine for this? Thanks.
Friedguy Friedguy
cool video
Hey I'm from Germany and I have the same problem. I have a 550W psu with one 6 PIN But my RX 480 need a 8 PIN. So I ordered 6pin to 8pin adapter. I hope it will work
My power supply has two 6 PCI pins and I am trying to upgrade my 1060gpu to 1070 which needs 6 and 8 pins. If I use that adapter will I be okay? I googled it and many people didn't recommend it
Sean Eredia
Have you actually tried plugging the 6pin on the card with no adapters? Cause I have an GTX 960 AMP that needs 8 pin but I tried 6 pin and it worked fine.
you can just plug a 6 pin cable into an 8 pin header. You don't need the adapter.
It's not that a new power supply would be too expensive, it's that it takes forever to set up.
Why is it so loud??