Hey all, i need a little guidance. My new motherboard only has PCI-E. For some reason ive got the idea that it needs its own power from the PSU, with its own connector. Is this true. If so, could you help me choose a compatible PSU
yep, as already stated some pcie cards require their own additional power since the mobo can't supply enough power to it.
the only instance that I know of where the mobo actually requires extra power is my board. the Asus A8N-SLI series. the board has a molex plug right above the first pcie slot... called ez-plug. it supplies a little extra juice when you're running SLI.
one thing I would note... most newer mobos that have pcie also require a 24pin atx psu. so it would be best to upgrade your psu to an atx2 complient psu that also has at least one pcie plug.
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