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So I am using the EVGA x58 le with 3 video cards I got a silverstone 850w psu, and for the sake of cable management I was using a 24Pin ATX extension cable that i bought online and sleeved it. While I was installing windows today I suddenly realized that it felt noticeably warm - hot where the extension connector and psu 24 Pin meet and a few inches of the cable also felt warm. I heard this is due to bad connection?

Something to be very worried about? or anything I can do to improve things, or buy a more quality extension cable?
post #2 of 6
That'll be the amount of current going through it, probably the 12v wire if you've got 3 GPUs.
    
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Gheez, Thanks man, phew..
So I shouldn't be too worried eh? I removed two of my GPU's and it stills feels a bit warm - hot after an hour or so of trying to install another OS.
post #4 of 6
I imagine the majority of 12v current for the GPUs would be going through PCIe cables rather than the 24pin. I would definitely check and make sure the connections between the extension and the PSU 24pin are snug because a bad connection could certainly be the cause.
 
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Up to 75w per GPU from the motherboard, remember. But ensure there's a proper connection.
    
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks. Just unplugged the connector and replugged it back in making sure the connection was snug. Removed the two other GPU's and now just the single GTX460 and about after an hour idle the connector still feels somewhat warm, or should I say Hot
getting a bit worried now
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