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hi guys i just wanted to find out. my mobo has 2 power connectors the molex and mini molex plugs. ime currently only using 1 of them (molex) my pc is running fine and i done all my overclocks with it. am i supposed to use both power plugs??? will it make a difference. ie can overclock maybe a bit more???

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You SHOULD use all of them, but there are a number of people that don't use the floppy-style connector near the pci-E slot. It's designed for those who use Sli to give more stability...but its unlikely you would get more of an overclock.

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as u can c i have a perspex case so ime trying to keep the cables as low as i can. which means i dont really want to use it but if i must i will. u say i SHOULD. if i dont can it cause a problem???

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as u can c i have a perspex case so ime trying to keep the cables as low as i can. which means i dont really want to use it but if i must i will. u say i SHOULD. if i dont can it cause a problem???

 

Well if DFI felt there needed to be extra power, don't you think it'd be a good idea to procide it?

 

Keep in mind while many users try to make their computer less cluttered and 'pretty', that ALWAYS needs to take a backseat to performance in itself.

 

I don't know if it will casue a problem, but if DFI gives me 7 molex connectors on their latest board, I'll be damn sure to provide every one of them with power.

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DFI motherboards need the extra power for stability.

 

Check your DFI Motherboards manual page 61.

 

Required Power Connectors For; NF4 LanParty D/SLI Non-Expert Motherboards

 

All four power connectors should be plugged into the motherboard. These are;

24-pin main power connector

4-pin 12v secondary connector or EPS

4-pin 5v/12v molex connection or HDD-type

4-pin 5v/12v floppy connection or FDD-type

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