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Need help with psu/graphics card pcie cords

So I have a Seasonic 620w 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular Atx power supply and just got my new Evga Gtx 970 4gb 2.0 Superclocked graphics card. I looked into my manual and it tells me to plug in a 6 pin pcie cord and an 6/8 pcie cord but when I look on my card I have two 6 pin slots. So I figured I would try my two 6/8 pin pcie cords(that came with psu) and just plug in 6 pin each side. When I tried booting my computer wouldn't even power up so I immediately unplugged everything. Second try I use just one 6/8 pin pcie cord without the extra 2 pins and it boots but displays the message "plug in additional power cords.' Once again I unplug everything and try to add the additional 2 pins but they just don't seem to fit. I was sent two 6 pin pcie cords but they're some type of adapter that I'm not familiar with. I'm wondering what cords I should be looking for so I can get my baby up and running again. Thank you!

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So the 6 pin cord that comes with the card...

is what you need to use. The thing here is to find out where the adapter connection should fit into. So how about give us a description of it.

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Hmm

Both of them are about 2-3 inches long and they split into two 3 pin plug ins. I think they might be lp4 to 6 pin pcie power adapters.

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2-3 inches wide but...

only 3 pins, I just can't picture that in my mind. Strange looking to be sure.

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