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Question EVGA e-GeForce 8600GTS inquiry... (Re: power requirements)

Jun 15, 2020
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Good Day,

This board requires extra power via a Molex connector. The wires are
Black, Yellow and Brown where Black is common and Yellow is +12 volts.
Brown is usually +3.3 volts. My question is...

Since typical Molex connectors have Yellow, Black, Black and Red, (+12,
common, common, +5 volts), does this card really need +3.3 volts? If not,
is it Ok to just ground this pin?

Thank you for reading,
Peter (aka: Wish2FixIt)
Vancouver, BC
 

popatim

Titan
Moderator
Ok the card does not take a molex connector, it takes the standard PCIE 6 pin connector and if your Power Supply has the connector, which maybe in a 6+2 form, then just use that.

The card came with a Peripheral Power connector (like you would use on a sata drive) to 6pin PCIe adapter. this adapter does not bring the 3.3v over to the card, it only uses the 12v and ground lines.

Absolutely do not ground a live voltage wire unless you feel like blowing up your pc.

Again, if your PSU has either a 6pin or 6+2 pin PCIe connector then please use that. It is the intended way yo deliver power to the GPU.
 
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Hi popatim.... Thank you for jumping in.

Re: this adapter does not bring the 3.3v over to the card, it only uses the 12v and ground lines.
Ok: Thanks. I was concerned only because it has a BROWN wire.



Re: Absolutely do not ground a live voltage wire...
No: Not on the Power Supply... on the Card since the Molex will ground that pin unless I cut the wire,

Peter (Wish2FixIt)
 

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