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    I dont see why not use the molex to 6 pin, i mean even the graphics card go with such an adapter in the box.
    And as i mentioned, i can get this model for half the price.

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    btw i`m getting the card tomorow, i will post if it works or go in flames

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    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.

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    I dont see why not use the molex to 6 pin
    I already said they can give out over time. Just so you know I'm not making stuff up:

    http://oi48.tinypic.com/59sx0l.jpg
    http://oi49.tinypic.com/2zfmyar.jpg

    Just because they are included with a card, doesn't mean they are meant to be a permanent solution.

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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.
    The molex can deliver enough power on the +12V.
    whats wrong to connect two wires to one pin like in the picture?
    http://www.erodov.com/forums/make-pc...270-page1.html
    (i am not saying that o.k.)

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    That's the perfect example of doing it wrong. Extreme bad connections and wires that can easily get loose.

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    I am not talking about what he did.
    just the 3's picture that you see 2 wires from one pin.

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    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.

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    O.k. i should ask if the current goes from one or two wires, you already answered that.
    let's assume the connector is reliable how it affects the gpu in connector from two molex to pcie? (the affect of 2 12V wires instead of 3)
    i am using 2 connectors like that in ss s12ii 620 like 4 years.
    2 gtx460.
    this weak one of them go bad with messi colors and blue screen.
    I baked it with success
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    Quote Originally Posted by none77 View Post
    2 gtx460.
    this weak one of them go bad with messi colors and blue screen.
    I fried it with success
    I don't think it's surely a matter of those adapters you used: in my experience (1 MSI, 1 Gigabyte, 1 EVGA) no GTX 460 lasted that long (3-5 years), ending always with similar symptoms (I mean, similar to yours, and even timeframe looks similar).
    Best, Luca

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