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post #1 of 11
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Hey all,

I would like to know if the 4-pin molex connector (receptacle) on the subject MoBo needs to be plugged in as well as the 2 PCI-E connectors to the vid card.

Thanks for your time.
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Yes, they both need to be plugged in. the 4 pin one if for mobo power, and the 2 PCI-E connectors are for the video card, 2 different things.
    
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Originally Posted by atomicfission92 View Post
Yes, they both need to be plugged in. the 4 pin one if for mobo power, and the 2 PCI-E connectors are for the video card, 2 different things.
No offense, but are you certain? As in: you have direct experience...

Sorry, just don't want to ruin 4-figures of hardware over hear-say.

Respectfully, Syrillian

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The 4 pin molex connector on the mobo is meant for sli and stability. With out it plugged it it will not be stable and may crash
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I have the 4-pin plugged into my motherboard, so I cannot verify whether or not the mobo will work w/o unless I take it out and see (which I might do later tonight). I CAN verify that both pci-e connectors must be plugged into the video card. Should you not plug them in your mobo will let out the worst high pitch scream you have ever heard! Ughh, that was bad (this is from an experience earlier tonight when switching out cards).
post #6 of 11
dude. why'd they put it there?

YES.

I have a DFI and it's got the same kinda plug you're talkin bout....


Plug in EVERY plug on the mobo. They're there for stability. Including any 4 pin or "floppy" connectors....and then plug in all your 6 pin pci-e connectors as well.
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Quote:
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dude. why'd they put it there?

YES.

I have a DFI and it's got the same kinda plug you're talkin bout....


Plug in EVERY plug on the mobo. They're there for stability. Including any 4 pin or "floppy" connectors....and then plug in all your 6 pin pci-e connectors as well.
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
dude. why'd they put it there?

YES.

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Plug in EVERY plug on the mobo. They're there for stability. Including any 4 pin or "floppy" connectors....and then plug in all your 6 pin pci-e connectors as well.

Good point...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
No offense, but are you certain? As in: you have direct experience...

Sorry, just don't want to ruin 4-figures of hardware over hear-say.

Respectfully, Syrillian


They wouldn't put it there if you didn't need it. And yes I am sure.
    
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Thanks Mr. Fission...

I was aware that the plug was there for Dual video cards, I just wasn't sure if the 8800GTX qualified as 2. And, since there are 2 PCI-E connectors...well maybe you can see where I was confused.
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