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post #21 of 26
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thanks for the reply...one more question

4 pin molex built into the motherboard = evga power boost ?

do both of those effectively do the same? is one necessarily better than the other? i'm guessing for functionality wise, the native 4 pin molex built into the mobo is better because it doesn't take up one of your PCI-E slots?
Theoretically the EVGA thing should work, but I haven't seen it competently tested.
post #22 of 26
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thanks for the reply...one more question

4 pin molex built into the motherboard = evga power boost ?

do both of those effectively do the same? is one necessarily better than the other? i'm guessing for functionality wise, the native 4 pin molex built into the mobo is better because it doesn't take up one of your PCI-E slots?
Exactly, it provides another path for the GPUs to draw the motherboard part of their power use. The EVGA power booster is a way to do the same thing if your board doesn't have such an onboard connector.
And, as Phaedrus has said, no-one independent has done enough testing with one to show if it does help or not. If you do stick with your current board model, then do get one, and see if it does save your board from a melted 24 pin?
We'd love to know if it works.
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I bought an evga power boost... and it helps
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I bought an evga power boost... and it helps
did you previously have 24 pin issues and then purchase a power boost and no problems since?
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I was expecting your case and an ocp event. even though the m4e-z had the necessary connectors I still went ahead and got myself a power boost.
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did you previously have 24 pin issues and then purchase a power boost and no problems since?
This.
It's what we need to know.
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