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the six pin is supplementary PCIe power, which I suspect only matters with overclocked tri or quad sli.
the four pin takes a floppy drive power plug, and that is supplementary memory power, which i suspect only matters if you are overclocking a lot of ram, or have 32GB of it or something...
but that's just my "educated" guess, not solid fact....
I have the 4 pin for memory hooked up now. Just wondering about that adapter for the 2x molex to 1 6 pin pci-e plug.

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Yeah, confusion was had.
But, I'm going to say it is the PSU too. Doesn't sound like a board issue, because 150w is well within what a normal board can give.
well its been decided i want a better psu. I mean i have liked coolermaster for some time but i want a psu with overall more connections(open for suggestions with a 1200 watt minimum)
I did free up enough molex plugs to connect that 2x molex to 1 6 pin pci-e power connector. Is it safe to use that adapter off of one cable from molex for that pci-e supplementary power port on the motherboard.
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Well, PCIe spec for a 6 pin is 150w, and Molex spec is 75w, so it won't deliver the same amount of power from one molex as it would two.
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Well, PCIe spec for a 6 pin is 150w, and Molex spec is 75w, so it won't deliver the same amount of power from one molex as it would two.
the way i figured it is, its not like i am running a gpu off of it. It is only supplementary so even though its only 75 w its still delivering some extra juice. I have tested my system since i plugged those in and havn't had a crash yet. The real test is about to begin with far cry 3. Thanks guys for all your help, wish me luck!!!
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