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PCIE 12v, Needed?

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Hey guys, my Gigabyte S-Series Nforce 550 has a PCIE 12v plug for a molex on it, i'm unsure whether its needed or not, as i only run an ATI X1650 Pro

Heres a picture of the happy lil' thing...





Im gettin an 8800GT reaaal soon [Tuesday ^^] And i doubt i'll even need the molex in the 12v then, as the 8800GT will have its own 6 pin


Whats your opinions guys?


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Yes, that molex gives extra power to the Mobo for a more stable CPU/ram/chipset
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Isnt that the job of the ATX 12v?
    
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What does your motherboard manual say about that power connection?
    
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