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    ATX Power Cable Question

    Can I use an 8 pin to 6 pin cable to power a device from the PSU's VGA power? The Rampage V 10 Edition comes with this audio device that requires 6 pin, PSU power.
    The PSU has a few 6 pin, "PERIF" connections available, but I don't have any 6 pin to 6 pin cables. I need to use one of the 8 pin, "VGA" powers with a 8 pin to 6 pin cable to the audio device. I just don't know if the voltage is appropriate. Is the "VGA" voltage the same as the "PERIF" voltage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by memetic View Post
    Can I use an 8 pin to 6 pin cable to power a device from the PSU's VGA power? The Rampage V 10 Edition comes with this audio device that requires 6 pin, PSU power.
    The PSU has a few 6 pin, "PERIF" connections available, but I don't have any 6 pin to 6 pin cables. I need to use one of the 8 pin, "VGA" powers with a 8 pin to 6 pin cable to the audio device. I just don't know if the voltage is appropriate. Is the "VGA" voltage the same as the "PERIF" voltage?

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    well i would never do this u need a original 6 pin cable from ur psu. last time i mixed cables i destroyed my hole system . or ask the support
    Last edited by Re@per; 10-28-2019 at 07:38 PM.

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    It is really just the voltages supplied by the PSU. I don't have a multi-meter to test the VGA and PERIF voltages. Also, I cannot find the specs on the voltages anywhere. I need the data sheets, but I don't think there are any.

    So, if anyone knows the voltages of the VGA and PERIF, please let me know.

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memetic View Post
    Can I use an 8 pin to 6 pin cable to power a device from the PSU's VGA power? The Rampage V 10 Edition comes with this audio device that requires 6 pin, PSU power.

    Care to show us a picture of this because I can't find what you think is a audio device that requires PSU power on your board. I think you maybe confused, I know I am reading your post.
    Last edited by RedSector73; 10-28-2019 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSector73 View Post
    Care to show us a picture of this because I can't find what you think is a audio device that requires PSU power on your board. I think you maybe confused, I know I am reading your post.
    It is this separate component that came with the motherboard. Since researching this about the power cable, I've read a lot of reviews saying it was a piece of junk. I will give it a try anyway, but I'm not expecting much. Scroll down a little bit on this page and you will see pics of it and description about it:

    https://www.kitguru.net/components/m...oard-review/2/

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    ok, well that's interesting piece of equipment.

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    Are you sure you don’t have a spare PCI-E Power cable? My 650w only (Corsair RM650i) came with 4 ends (2 cables), but all of them could be either 8 or 6 Pin. The last 2 bits just clip off. Looks a bit daft though with them hanging out there.*

    I don’t know the Amp specs required by peripheral devices vs. PCI-E. I would be concerned that even if the voltage was correct is the current flow enough to fry that cable. Is the maximum current draw of that device written somewhere?*

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