Which of these would be the most likely use of a 6-pin, 75 watt power connector?
A) Power external USB devices
B) Provide additional power for PCI Express adapters
C) Power floppy drives
D) Provide backup power for cooling systems
E) I’ll just keep adding rechargeable batteries until it all works
The answer: B) Provides additional power for PCI Express adapters
PCIe adapters can get additional power through 6-pin (75 watt) and 8-pin (150 watt) connections to the power supply.
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.