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i understand its for cleaner power draw..but its used just like you said when you are in quad sli or tri..but built on a sli board? i guess i will have to wait till next week to test it for myself..your probably right but you never know!
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So has it ever been known to increase stability overclock-wise?
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im dieing to find out..lol
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So has it ever been known to increase stability overclock-wise?

I have tried it with GTX 580 SLI on Rampage Extreme - IMHO no difference, but for two cards only..wink.gif
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tried on my X58OC with three cards.. didnt do a damn thing..so just popped in 3x 5770's on the Z77 Mpower.. no difference in clocks or anything with or without.

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I have tried it with GTX 580 SLI on Rampage Extreme - IMHO no difference, but for two cards only..wink.gif
How about has it ever hurt to have the extra power plugged in?
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I see no difference.. i have 3x 5770's folding on the Mpower right now.. clocks the same. 

 

 I guess.. think of it 1 of 2 ways...

 

1. its insurance to have it plugged in.. extra power dont hurt

2. its another connection to your mobo from a PSU that could go 'pop' and take out more hardware...

 

 I keep a spare rail plugged into mine.. and prefer to think of it as #1 in this case.. redface.gif ..tongue.gif

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Its not there for better OCing. It is there so when running 3-4 cards the mobo does not draw to much power from the 24-pin. Its was started because when people used 3-4 GTX480's on EVGA X58 boards it would melt the 24-pin.
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is it fine flash on 3A latest bios?
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