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Boost Your Power

Introducing the EVGA Power Boost! This small adapter plugs into an empty PCI-E slot, including x1! It provides clean power to your PCI-E bus, improving stability.

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Nice, if it accomplishes what they say it does.
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Haha I honestly find this a useless product, but I laughed at the videos 'Incorrect installation', so I won't be to harsh.
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Meh...
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Wait, what?
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Seems like a scam
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will work, but is useless as most cards draw power from their own connectors..
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will work, but is useless as most cards draw power from their own connectors..
They also draw up to 75 watts from the pcie slot itself.
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They also draw up to 75 watts from the pcie slot itself.
Actually, the PCIe 2.0 spec allows even more to be drawn through the PCIe slot.... I believe it is over 150w. However, no one utilizes this to maintain backwards compatability.



What this adapter does is the same as those additional Molex plug on some motherboards. There have been cases where mobos are fried from drawing too much power through just the 24-pin ATX plug.
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Actually, the PCIe 2.0 spec allows even more to be drawn through the PCIe slot.... I believe it is over 150w. However, no one utilizes this to maintain backwards compatability.



What this adapter does is the same as those additional Molex plug on some motherboards. There have been cases where mobos are fried from drawing too much power through just the 24-pin ATX plug.
Yep, just a work around since they did not add the molex on the mobo, just inject moar power into the PCIe 12v bus the reverse way.
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