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    I baked it, its working now.
    will see for how long.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar2_60xpHFA
    Last edited by none77; 09-02-2015 at 05:29 AM.

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    Oh, you meant baking? It will fix the problem... for now. Get ready to do that again in weeks to a few months, if you care about the card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    A molex connector is always a weak connector and especially does things are mostly not quality molex connectors. But if that wasn't an issue then it depends on how it's connected. If you only gonna use one cable from the PSU with 3 connectors, then the current still goes through only one 12V wire.
    you can get 3x12V as long the main cable can handle it.
    from what i read it's advise not to push molex 12V more than 60W because of voltage drop (in long cable). if that true, i am talking just about the power distribution not quality of connection ect...
    the pcie its not open source some claim that pcie 6 use 2 wires of 12V, some 3x12V.
    pcie6 can use 75W
    power distribution only
    pcie 6
    1 molex to pcie6- not recommended, more than 60W.
    2 molex to pcie6-from 2 cable ,37.5W. from 3 cables one main cable got 2*75/3=50W, o.k..
    pcie8 can use 150W.
    it got the power from 3x12V
    2 molex to pcie8-1 main cable got 150*2/3=100W, not recommended.
    theoretically 12V molex can handle 150W, not recommended from all aspects.

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    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psucon...tml#peripheral
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...e,3061-12.html

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    why would anyone buy a GTX 970 and support getting ripped off by nVidia?!

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    I wouldn't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by none77 View Post
    I am not talking about what he did.
    just the 3's picture that you see 2 wires from one pin.
    The Molex connector and wires aren't the weak point. The pins are. And here you're putting two +12V leads on one pin. That's only making the situation worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Typically using a Molex to PCIe adapter is bad because a Molex only has a single +12V lead. Usually, the adapters are two Molex to one PCIe, so at least you have two +12V leads, but it's still not all three.
    Than it is slightly over 3 A per wire so that is OK if they are at least 18 AWG. However I suggest having both molex connectors on different cables. And not having HDD on the same cable for sure while the HDD turn-off is enabled to save power in your OS (as when the motor starts than, there is usually huge voltage drop on that cable). Actually I do not suggest having HDDs turn off at all, repeated spin-up is nothing good for the drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    A molex connector is always a weak connector and especially does things are mostly not quality molex connectors. But if that wasn't an issue then it depends on how it's connected. If you only gonna use one cable from the PSU with 3 connectors, then the current still goes through only one 12V wire.
    The worst problem IMO with cheap connectors is the pins are not secured in position. But you can always replace the pins as they are commonly available (unlike PCIe and alike pins) and fix them in position with glue while they are connected to something (and hold in position they are supposed to). Than it is much better than any PCIe and you can believe the specified current per pin (8.5 A) which is more than enoguh for a single 6pin PCIe (75 W).

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