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Which of these components would be associated with a 6-pin power connector?

A) PCIe video adapter


C) CPU fan

D) Primary motherboard power

E) Can I use it to charge my phone?

The answer: A) PCIe video adapter

Both 6-pin and 8-pin power options are available to provide additional power to PCI Express devices that need to supplement power from the motherboard. It’s common to use these power connectors on devices such as PCIe video adapters.

Want to know more? Watch “PC Power Connectors.”

If you look closely at your computer’s power supply, you’ll see a myriad of different cables used to power the internals of your PC. In this video, you’ll learn about all of these connectors and how they can be used to power the motherboard and peripherals inside of your computer.