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Do you need to plug in the molex that powers the PCI-E slot?

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If one were running a GTX590 would you recommend plugging it in?


The one above the first PCI-E slot is the one I'm talking about.
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I see allot of Intel boards (and AMD maybe idk) have this,Mostly the older ones but I've never had to actually use it.
   
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only if you plan on loading up with 3+GPU's and running them way over rated speed/voltage
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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
only if you plan on loading up with 3+GPU's and running them way over rated speed/voltage
Bingo.

EVGA even made an add-on PCIE connector that goes right in to the slot.
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yea its actually required for 4 way GPUs, but yea its only useful for SLI setups.
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no its fine without
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Awesome. Thanks for the info.
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