Question Molex can be use to power GPU

Jan 28, 2021
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i had 5700xt, today i bought 3060ti and realize my psu(600w thermaltake 80plus) only had 1 vga cable which i use for 5700xt soi found 3 molex cable 2 on the same cable other is not . As i know molex got 156w each the question is can i power my 3060ti with these 2 molex if i use molex to 6+2pin adapter? is it safe ?
 
If your PSU doesn't have PCIe connectors, then you should replace it because either:
  • It's too old
  • It's a cheap, cost cutting model and it likely won't support the power needed to drive a video card for long.
And seeing it's a Thermaltake model, yeah. Go replace it. They're not the most reputable brand when it comes to PSUs
 
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madmatt30

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How were you powering a 5700xt if your psu only has a single pci express power cable?

All 5700xt are 8+6 pin minimum!

Irregardless a 600w thermaltake smart or lite power (which your unit is one or the other) isn't enough for the 5700xt or the 3060ti (I'm surprised the 5700xt even worked)

These units are group regulated and are closer to being a 500w psu than a 600w.

They're also shocking quality.
 

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