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Is 2x 4 Pin Molex to PCI-E Safe to use?

  1. #1


    Leicester
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Is 2x 4 Pin Molex to PCI-E Safe to use?


    Hi, i am going to upgrade my GPU from a GT 440 to a R9 270X soon.
    The problem is that i dont have 2 pcie connecters on my power supply, i only have one.
    I have seen on YouTube that the 270X comes bundled with a 2x 4 pin Molex to PCI-E converter.
    The 270X uses 2 6 pin PCI-E connectors.
    Would it be safe to use the standard 6 pin PCI-E from my power supply and the Molex converter.
    I dont want to spend lots of money on a Graphics card and then fry it.

    Thanks

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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dominic,

    Yes, that's perfectly fine to do. Just be sure that your PSU is able to support the extra load.
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  3. #3


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks Brink, my PSU is 750w so it should be fine. Im only asking because some people say it is dangerous to use some adapters
    Happy Easter BTW!
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome., and Happy Easter as well.
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