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  1. xBruce88x

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    now i have :D
     
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    I wouldn't trust this in any motherboard. This card is going to draw way to much power through the PCI-E slot.

    I don't see why they didn't just put the PCI-E power connector on the PCB, it has the holes for it already there. Now people are going to be buying the card and then wondering why their PCI-E slots, or ATX Power connector, fried.
     
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    yep. And i don't understand why ppl think they can turn it up when there is no proper cooling sure its cool that its single slot but that's no reason to dance in the street even if your htpc past a certain card its not gonna matter. And if your slots block electrically that doesn't mean previously blocked slots can be used as YOU intend. Always interesting to see but mass appeal is always low.
     
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    Why can't you plug a PCI-E power cable to a single-slot GPU?
    My 8600GT is single-slot and requires a PCI-E power cable...
     
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    You can, you just can't plug one into this single slot card because there is no connector on it.
     
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    Was it EVGA that released a slot-power booster? There may finally be an app for that :laugh:

    Lol Yep. EVGA.

    See HERE
     
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    does it actually work though. thats the main important question
     
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    EVGA's adapter? Or the card?

    If you're talking about EVGA's adapter, sure it does. There's just never been a need for it till now, or at least only need in specific situations.

    This assumes you know nothing about it:
    All the EVGA adapter does is provide another path (i.e. more capacity for current) for electricity to flow between the PCIe devices and the PSU, bypassing the already near overloaded ATX connector. If you're overclocking your CPU and have many fans, PCI and PCIe bus powered devices (or out-of-spec PCIe bus-powered devices), it's not unheard of to melt the ATX connector. That's why you don't want to use a 20-pin PSU on a 24-pin mobo. Those extra 4 pins are just more copper for current to flow through, not different rails or anything.

    Now we just need to worry about the PCIe slot melting from over-current :roll:

    Although AFIK the PCIe connector is over-specced for the current allowed in the PCIe spec.
     
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    in fact i see no PCI-e power connector is most fail point, cuz it's mean take whole power from the motherboard and i don't know what will be happen to performance when u do extreme overclocking for the CPU and RAM, much power mean more load on capacitors and mosfets so that's give u more heat and make those dead as lower than life time expect, only extreme motherboards can help in this case cuz it's have too many capacitors and mosfets.

    yeah so some products do some mods, as i hear galaxy will do GTX460 with tri SLI so things like this kill high end card's cuz u didn't need to upgrade just adding more cards.
     
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    Except that you'd be asking for trouble making the motherboard power four of these.
     
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    yep. you'd need a board with extra power to the PCI-E slots for sure.

    thankfully, those are fairly common.
     
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    Can I have two please
     
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    right and i point for that in post 36

     
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    To the best of my knowledge (correct me if I'm wrong), 12v (and 3.3v) power for the PCIe slots does not go through any caps or MOSFETS on the motherboard—those are for CPU, RAM, etc. The main problem here is that you can only channel so much power through the 4pin/8pin adnd 20pin/24pin motherboard power connectors, as well as through the motherboard traces. Some boards have supplemental power connectors for those running multiple high-draw PCIe cards.
     
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    maybe, and maybe in wrong :confused:
     

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