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Will this extension work for a motherboard?

post #1 of 6
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Hello everyone!

Recently I've discovered the awesomeness of making your rig look badass with all those pretty things you can put in. Good new is, well for me, I'm going nuts about it. Today I bought a 24 pin extension cable pre sleeved in red to see what it would look like(the bitfenix alchemy ones) and it looks fantastic! I really relaly love it and I plan on buying a mobo 8 pin extension and a vid card one too. The only problem is that my mobo has an extra 6 pin just underneith the 24 pin one and I can`t seem to find a power 6 pin extension for motherboard power frown.gif I know the 8 pin one is different from a video card 8 pin but would this wire work out in the extra 6 pin? If it fits, would it still deliver the extra juice? (I'm oc'd at 4.5 so I kind of need it, well I believe so lol).

This is the wire : http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=BitFenix+Alchemy+45cm+6-Pin+Video+Card+Power+Extension+Cable+(Red)+-+NEW+&_sacat=See-All-Categories

It's mentionned it's a video card extension but, as mentionned, I wonder if it works in the motherboard power connector too.

Thanx in advance! thumb.gif
noiiaz
post #2 of 6
What motherboard? The extra connector is more likely to supply additional power to the PCI-E slots than the motherboard.

Edit: I'm a mind reader. It's a MSI Z77 MPOWER. The wiring for the additional 6 pin connector is the same as a PCI-E 6 pin connector with

Pin1 12V
Pin2 12V
Pin3 12V
Pin4 Ground
Pin5 Ground
Pin6 Ground

However the connector looks to be a 6 pin Auxiliary rather than 6 Pin PCI-E connector but you should be able to get it in the socket.



I'd double check me before fitting though.
Edited by Big Elf - 9/13/13 at 4:32pm
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post #3 of 6
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Sorry for the late answer, I`m on my work shift :3

Is it possible (worst case scenario) that it fits in the socket but it's not made for delivering power? EXEMPLE like the 8pin pcie connector, it fits in a vid card pci connector but that doesnt work on most mobos.

I bet since it's not that expensive I can try it out and check the bios if it delivers power. I know it's not required for hte PC to boot but in the case that it'Sthere but doesn'T gve power it would be dumb frown.gif

Anyway we can confirm this? biggrin.gif

Thanx for the answer! cheers.gif

EDIT: Since it is showed that it's written to give power to the graphics card, I bet it should work. I'll ask my tech in my computer store tomorrow and see what he says, he knows more than me in that kind of tricky stuff ^-^
Edited by noiiaz - 9/13/13 at 5:23pm
post #4 of 6
Worst case scenario is it blows the motherboard. Actually if it's wired differently it blows the motherboard. I'm pretty certain I'm right but just needs someone else to confirm I've figured it out correctly.

Edit: If you have (or get) a multimeter it's easy enough to check the cables.
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post #5 of 6
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Ehhh i'D rather not blow my mobo lmao hahahahaha

if I compare the wires it might work I guess. Cant find anything on the interwebs sadly :s

It would be good to have someone else's opinion too tongue.gif
post #6 of 6
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Well, here's the answer wink.gif



SOO, it should work! I had to get home and check lmao
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