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Question about a strange Molex - PCIe adapter...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by zithe, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. zithe

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    I just bought an x1800xt 256mb from someone (Believe it or not, my first non-PCI card, and second card altogether lol) and I was going to use my Molex - PCIe adapter that came with a PSU I bought. Here's my problem...

    It only has 5 pins. 2 wires are connecting to the same pin, and the other 4 only have 1 wire. I was thinking this is highly dangerous to my card's health. Should I just order one or is this fine? I'm afraid this will short..

    Thanks.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I think it should be fine,i think its the earth wires (black) that double up.
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    it's a molex, it would be more dangerous if you started to chew on it.

    - Christine
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    Alright. Thanks. :)
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    Pin #4 can blank with PCI-E power, it can be shared with pin #3.
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