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Molex to GTX 950

Jamac
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Hey all,

 

Would it be safe to use to a Molex to PCIe adapter to run my GTX 950?

 

I'm trying to run an eGPU setup on my laptop (that has already worked with an eGPU setup, so I know that won't be a problem), I have this power supply, it doesn't have a PCIe cable but it has Molex so I want to know if it would work with the GTX 950.

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I mean... yeah it will work, but it's usually not recommended

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It'll work. What power supply are you using?

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18 minutes ago, Godlygamer23 said:

It'll work. What power supply are you using?

Great, thanks. So the 950 won't draw too much power from the Molex cable?

I forget the make and model of the power supply, I'm not home till Sunday and I'll clarify that then. All I know is that it didn't have a PCIe cable but it had Molex.

26 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

I mean... yeah it will work, but it's usually not recommended

Why Isn't it recommended? Like by doing this is it dangerous (like fire hazard or anything)? Will it work fine as intended to?

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1 hour ago, Jamac said:

Great, thanks. So the 950 won't draw too much power from the Molex cable?

 

 

If you have a PSU that can provide enough power it should be OK

 

1 hour ago, Jamac said:

Why Isn't it recommended? Like by doing this is it dangerous (like fire hazard or anything)? Will it work fine as intended to?

 

You add electrical resistance (more heat and energy losses) but the real reason why many people say this is because PSUs with no VGA connectors are usually garbage or not appropriate for use with a video card.

 

Of course this isn't always the case

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5 hours ago, 17030644 said:

If you have a PSU that can provide enough power it should be OK

 

You add electrical resistance (more heat and energy losses) but the real reason why many people say this is because PSUs with no VGA connectors are usually garbage or not appropriate for use with a video card.

 

Of course this isn't always the case

Well it is definitely a much older PSU however it will only be running the graphics card and nothing else so it should be able to provide enough power. Again I do not remember the exact wattage, but I can clarify that tomorrow.

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