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User Info: r3sonance

r3sonance
4 years ago#1
I read somewhere that you shouldn't use molex cables on your video card is this true?

my gigabyte 760 came with one so....whats up with that?
http://www.msy.com.au/pimages/cable/4pinto6pin.jpg

I also heard that when you're SLIing you should avoid using the molex cables.

I read it up somewhere online, when they were reviewing SLI 760 GTX.. can't find the link atm.

Here's my PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

says it SLI ready..

Was it necessary for me to use the Molex cable? Or does my PSU have enough power pins to avoid using molex cables.

ATM i only have (1) 760 GTX but i plan to install another one in the future when its needed..


thanks

User Info: Thescyy

Thescyy
4 years ago#2
You're fine, it has 4x 6+2 pci-e power connectors.
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User Info: Dillinger7311

Dillinger7311
4 years ago#3
Thescyy posted...
You are fine, it has 4x 6+2 pci-e power connectors.


Yea just use 2x 6+2 pci-e power connectors. Dont worry about the garbage molex adapters that come with the 760.
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User Info: WerdnAndreW

WerdnAndreW
4 years ago#4
I think those adapters add resistance to the cables, something like that. Can't remember...
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User Info: r3sonance

r3sonance
4 years ago#5
cool thanks for the quick response guys guess i gotta reinstall my video card then and NOT use MOLEX cables.

User Info: r3sonance

r3sonance
4 years ago#6
actually do you guys/gals recommend me doing that now?

or can I just do that in the future whenever I install another 760 GTX??

thanks

User Info: Dillinger7311

Dillinger7311
4 years ago#7
r3sonance posted...
actually do you guys/gals recommend me doing that now?

or can I just do that in the future whenever I install another 760 GTX??

thanks


I would do it now. Heres a pic of a 6+2, It should say PCI-E right on the connector, maybe not though.

http://i.imgur.com/0xUhYSr.jpg
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User Info: r3sonance

r3sonance
4 years ago#8
thanks bro bean :)
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