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Got started on my first ever PC and I'm stuck, so please bear with me. The parts that I have are the MSI Mpower Z77 and the MSI NGTX 680 Lightning (video card). There are two 8-pin connectors on the video card which needs to be plugged in. However, reading the user guide for Mpower Z77, it mentioned an ATX 6-pin power connector on its main board. It's designated as JPWR3 (p. 1-15) and it's suppose to provide power to the graphics card. My question is, do I need to plug in the JPWR3 on the main board if I'm already connecting two 8-pin power source into the video card?
I'm pretty confused about this because I've heard varying accounts. Speaking to people, they've said that the JPWR3 not only powers the graphics card but also all the PCIe expansion slots. Don't know how true this is since there's no mention in the user guide. On the other hand, I've had some people tell me not to bother with it if I'm only using one video card; they've stated while it doesn't hurt to have JPWR3 plugged in, it won't do anything unless I'm overclocking or running SLI/Crossfire, in which case I'll be drawing lots of power.
So what to do? I am tempted by SLI...but that's a bridge I won't cross until next year. So in the meantime, should I plug in JPWR3? Any pros and cons either way? It'd be great to have some feedback or consensus. Thanks. confused.gif
Oh, and if plugging JPWR3, do I use the PCIe power cable from the PSU??? It's the only 6-pin I have left.

You would use a PCI-E 6 pin plug from the PSU.... but to answer your question, no you do not need to plug it in.

The 6 pin plug is meant to give additional power/stability via the PCI-E slots, but this is only beneficial if you're putting the video card under a heavy overclock, AND you're also adjusting/adding the video card voltage via PLL (the PCI-E power source).

Even if you were to run 2 video cards, the same scenario applies.. you don't need the 6 pin under normal conditions.
    
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Thanks, Tyreman, ride1226, and MSIalex! I'll take the information you guys have given and run with whichever options I end up pursuing. thumb.gif
post #1103 of 3634
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I'm going to be purchasing the MPOWER and a 3570k soon!!!!
My only question is; What ram kit should I buy to pair with this awesome mobo?
Thanks in advanced. thumb.gif

The cheapy Sammies 8GB kits or higher ende 2400mhz Gskill kits have worked great for me.

I finally broke X4000 on 3dMark11. smile.gif


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I am in the club and I love this board more then my girl friend only kidding but it is great I have a old MSI nforce board its red and looks so cool and still works I have allways liked msi boards and this one just rocks had a asus sabertooth z77 that was DOA it ran my i5 sandy but not my i7ib why i dont know but sent it back and got this so glad I did put it together last night first boot no problems at all it runs my i7ib at 3900mhz right out of box I did not set it that way it just did it mys temps with prime95 running are 58c so I am happy I have two 560tis ready to play some games so peace to all in the club thumb.gif
post #1105 of 3634
Is anyone using the latest 310 beta drivers from nvidia? Been getting random crashes, hard restart not needed but have to manually close the game i am playing.
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yes i have to manually close every game also..i dunno if its just the new games im playing..hitman and farcry but i know nvidia just put drivers out for them so im sure they are still buggy
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What would you guys say for an average chip is the minimum voltage for the following clock 4.5 and 4.8 don't be conservative in your estimates please, i ALWAYS get chips that are less than stellar in the overclocking realm.

for 4.5 i needed a minimum of 1.18 and for 4.8 to get into windows i need at least 1.30


Just trying to get an idea of volts needed for these clocks then i will start testing. I have no need for golden chip reference numbers, this does not help me. redface.gif
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The cheapy Sammies 8GB kits or higher ended 2400mhz Gskill kits have worked great for me.

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1160266/width/500/height/1000

Thanks thumb.gif, +rep.

Is this the ram? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231587

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

I was reading Samsung "miracle" ram was having problems on the MPOWER board, How's it overclocking for you?
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What would you guys say for an average chip is the minimum voltage for the following clock 4.5 and 4.8 don't be conservative in your estimates please, i ALWAYS get chips that are less than stellar in the overclocking realm.
for 4.5 i needed a minimum of 1.18 and for 4.8 to get into windows i need at least 1.30
Just trying to get an idea of volts needed for these clocks then i will start testing. I have no need for golden chip reference numbers, this does not help me. redface.gif

I need 1.27 for stable 4.5 overclock so 1.18 is very good in my opinion, maybe you do have a golden chip ;-)
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I need 1.27 for stable 4.5 overclock so 1.18 is very good in my opinion, maybe you do have a golden chip ;-)

I see, well for 4.8 i am needing something around the area of 1.335
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