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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by allikat;11803964 
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.

Yup... up to 12v@6.25A for PCIe 1.x.


Phaedrus2129, need your coffee today? We know that you know video cards pull +12v through the slot! confused.gif
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Sorry, I've been off my game. Nasty cold. This morning I had post-nasal drip so bad I was gagging on it. [/tmi]
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Sorry, I've been off my game. Nasty cold. This morning I had post-nasal drip so bad I was gagging on it. [/tmi]
Feel better! Hot steamy shower helps clear that up.

I got sick on Christmas morning... almost puked at breakfast with the family.


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Were those not EVGA boards?
A few Asus and occasional Gigabyte board had the same issue.
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post #14 of 27
Get well soon Phaedrus.

And on which subject, I think we can all agree that if you do plan on going for more than 2 GPUs and your board does not have an extra molex connector to boost the PCI-E bus, that this product may be worth your while?
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post #15 of 27
I am still pondering the over voltage thing.. that could really kill a GPU fast.. so could a power surge i suppose.. damned if you do or dont.

Bottom line, but hi quality motherboards, and if its an EVGA send it in for life time warranty then use one of the things when they send you one free with your next motherboard RMA haha.
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post #16 of 27
What over-voltage thing?? It's designed to put some more +12v into the +12v lines in the pci-e bus. It's designed to prevent your motherboard frying with multiple high power GPUs installed.

Edit, it's also designed to add some extra capacity to the ground lines too, since it was the ground wire melting on the 24 pin.
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post #17 of 27
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I am still pondering the over voltage thing.. that could really kill a GPU fast.. so could a power surge i suppose.. damned if you do or dont.
...there is no overvoltage thing since +12v is +12v. This provides additional current safely via an additional +12v line to your motherboard.

There is no additional power surge risk since the power is still coming from the same PSU.

This product is too reduce line resistance since most motherboards only have two +12v lines (that are not for the CPU.)
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post #18 of 27
Is it safe to add power back through a PCI slot though?
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post #19 of 27
Um, if it wasn't safe, do you think Evga would put it up for sale knowing that they'd get their butts handed to them by lawyers? Yes, it is safe, it all comes from the same PSU right?
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interesting dicussion.. i just seen this last night on evga.com when i was looking to see if they had any GTX 580's in stock
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