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


Spoonhead98

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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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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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Spoonhead98

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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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    1680x1050
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You're welcome., and Happy Easter as well. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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