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What is this supposed to do?
    
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Provide clean power to the PCI-Express slots.

EVGA is now a half-assed company.
I bet it'll be $20
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Shouldn't a quality board be getting clean power to the pcie anyway?
    
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Originally Posted by Suprcynic View Post
Shouldn't a quality board be getting clean power to the pcie anyway?
It should, and will.
Therefore, this is useless
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plus PCI-E cards have their own power. What extra power plugs do is remove the bottleneck from the amount of power allowed to go through a 12v line, in theory a lot more can go through the big gauge wire used in plugs, you just need to piggyback it.

This is equivalent to PCI-E molex connector on the mobo.

They just wanna make money.
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So this "thing" fits on the pci-e + the gpu???
Edit: Or since the pci-e lanes are all connected, u just plug it into an empty slot and it delivers power to all of ur slots???
And yea that what she/he said... >.>
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empty slot. yes they are connected or at least their power is.
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yeah what's up with this... seems like it could kill your board if the board isn't built for it
 
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post #9 of 11
It's to keep 24-pin mobo power connector from melting on X58 motherboards that don't have a 4-pin molex to keep it from pulling too much power from the 24-pin power connector.

SLi/Tri-SLi and CF could cause this to happen on older X58 motherboards.


Source: link

It's a work around to help stop it from happening on older X58 motherboards. EVGA cares so much about its "valued" customers they want them to pay $20 for it.

EVGA has stated they will work with customers that have this problem to resolve it, but you will be left with repairing the PSU.
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seems like that shoudl have happened on your ground wires not your 12v, as electrons move from ground to 12v.
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