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http://www.evga.com/articles/00600/

has anyone tried this before or know if it acculy works?
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Lol.

Well I can see the idea behind it. Some mobos use a molex by the pci slots for more power. But in all honesty, I doubt anyone would need it.
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Originally Posted by SniperXX;11801564 
Lol.

Well I can see the idea behind it. Some mobos use a molex by the pci slots for more power. But in all honesty, I doubt anyone would need it.

is that what that molex their is for.. wondered since i got my mobo like a year 1/2 ago lol
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;11801597 
is that what that molex their is for.. wondered since i got my mobo like a year 1/2 ago lol

Yeah. I doubt most users ever need it but its there.
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Yes, it works, yes it will help if you run SLi or Crossfire on a board that doesn't have a molex to give extra power to the PCI-E bus. Remember those people with burned up 24 pin connectors on the motherboard? So does EVGA, that is what this is supposed to fix.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by allikat;11803066 
Yes, it works, yes it will help if you run SLi or Crossfire on a board that doesn't have a molex to give extra power to the PCI-E bus. Remember those people with burned up 24 pin connectors on the motherboard? So does EVGA, that is what this is supposed to fix.

Were those not EVGA boards? confused.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Razi3l;11803074 
Were those not EVGA boards? confused.gif


They were, so I guess this is aimed at fixing that issue?
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Yeah, Evga remembers the expense they had to go to replacing all those boards, and doesn't like the idea of doing it again. It's a cheap fix, and it will work on any board you care to name (with a spare PCI-E x1 or better slot of course). No more motherboard melts!
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The PCIe uses 3.3V, and Molex doesn't carry 3.3V. So it would have to convert +5V or +12V. Which means it could just as easily convert excess +12V from the ATX or EPS12V connectors.

Worthless.
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PCI-E also carries 12v directly. See : http://pinouts.ru/Slots/pci_express_pinout.shtml
Each PCI-E connector has 4 +3.3v lines, 4 +12v lines, and 5 or more ground lines.
Edited by allikat - 12/28/10 at 6:45am
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