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Gtx 1050ti possible to solder 6 pin on PCB for extra power?

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I'm wondering if it's possible and will work if I solder 6 pin female connector on my Asus gtx 1050ti expedition 4gb card?
As you can see, there is space for it, and as I was reading, nVidia has left it there so other companies can actually make some of them with it and bring overclocking to the maximum level.
I would like to hear some opinions if anyone has experience about this?

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if it doesn't have a plug, it's not designed for one (probably custom PCB)

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No, it doesn't work like that.

You might as well just hook up a car battery right to it, it will have the same impact.

The base PCB might have it laid out but the card was designed to operate without it.

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You're aware that it is more than likely this is have no change on your overclocking potential either ways right?

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Probably not as it might need VRMs that aren't soldered amongst other components

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7 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

You're aware that it is more than likely this is have no change on your overclocking potential either ways right?

Wouldn't it increase the amount of power he can get to the card though, since it's not all coming from the PCIe slot(which I'm guessing is only rated for a certain amount of power)?

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26 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Wouldn't it increase the amount of power he can get to the card though, since it's not all coming from the PCIe slot(which I'm guessing is only rated for a certain amount of power)?

Given how voltages are locked on Pascal this would have as much effect as raising the power limit to max in msi afterburner.

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I'm pretty sure nobody who has a working 1050ti has experience destroying their card.

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3 hours ago, Cosmic Traveler said:

I'm wondering if it's possible and will work if I solder 6 pin female connector on my Asus gtx 1050ti expedition 4gb card?
As you can see, there is space for it, and as I was reading, nVidia has left it there so other companies can actually make some of them with it and bring overclocking to the maximum level.
I would like to hear some opinions if anyone has experience about this?

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it is hooked up, and I don't think it would hurt, however I don't know if it would be utilized.

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3 hours ago, Cosmic Traveler said:

I'm wondering if it's possible and will work if I solder 6 pin female connector on my Asus gtx 1050ti expedition 4gb card?
As you can see, there is space for it, and as I was reading, nVidia has left it there so other companies can actually make some of them with it and bring overclocking to the maximum level.
I would like to hear some opinions if anyone has experience about this?

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I think it would work, it is only not there because it is a generic pcb that they use for multiple pascal gpus

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I tried this.

 

It doesn't do anything, unfortunately. Doesn't incrase power limit, and the GPU does not draw power from the 6-pin.

 

The 1050 Ti SSC is not built to take power from its 6-pin. I used a multimeter, there is zero power going into the PCIe plug on the cards that take power from the PCIe slot instead of externally.

 

It's not reporting errors because of voltage it's because the BIOS on the FTW is for a different circuit board. The FTW has different voltage regulators than the SSC, different memory, different PLLs, and so on. It also has a different VRM layout which is why the SSC cannot draw power from the PCIe plug.

 

The FTW displays a BIOS error message when the 6-pin is not plugged in - I got no such error on the SSC using the FTW BIOS and the card was still able to display output.

 

 

This card will most likely have 3 VRMs 2 for the GPU and one for the Vram GPU memory.

 

So a 3+1 VRM system in your SSC; now on the 1050ti FTW you will have one extra phase and since your card does not have GDDR5X memory just GDDR5.

 

4 phases in total is all these cards will need.

 

The VRMs you have in your card will be like the FTW probably a 3054QM combined with a 3056 giving you up to 180A 500khz max TJ 125c on each VRM which is more than enough for this GPU at 75w max, so basically overkill even on the non FTW card and can't ever be fully utilized from a single 75w PCI-E express lane.

 

Your card is missing another VRM that has no Mosfets, no chokes etc connected to the spare PCI-E connector so nothing will happen.

 

The difference is the FTW card will most likely have only one VRM powered from the 75w PCI-E lane and the card will have about 100w max compared to the SSC card which as i mentioned 75w.

 

The FTW will draw about 25W from the PCI-E lane on one phase whilst the other 3 will be from the PCI-E connector 25x3 giving 75w so 100w ish.

 

Now adding 4 phase on your card is pointless and adding the extra circuitry to be connected to where the PCI-E power connector is a bad idea. You really have no idea how much adding extra VRMs, chokes and especially mosfets are to a cards price.

 

So they leave them out as in your cards case. You can't mod your card this way without the necessary components and be glad they are not there or you'd be paying a FTW price for just SSC performance.

 

You are much better looking at Volt modding the voltage controller but not recommended as you'd end up bricking the card if you don't know what you are doing.

 

 

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