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Is it a bad idea to run a molex-to-PCIE adapter on a CX430?

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My friend got an HD7950 a few months back after rebuilding his system. He kept his CX430 from his old build but the CX430 only has a single 6+2 PCI-E connector and the 7950 has 2x 6-pin connectors. I gave him a spare molex-to-PCIE adapter I had laying around and it seemed to work fine. Now, his monitor is randomly starting to black out and I'm trying to figure out if maybe the CX430 can't supply enough power to the 7950 through the molex adapter.
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post #2 of 5
Has he overclocked or overvolted anything?
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The 7950 is a factory overclocked PowerColour card that has not been tweaked at all and he has an FX6300 that is running stock
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post #4 of 5
Unless the PSU is broken he should be fine then

Do you have another PSU you can test or a digtal multi meter
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post #5 of 5
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I'll probably be testing his system tomorrow so I'll test it with my PSU. No multimeter unfortunately.
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