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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/23 06:30:42 (permalink)
That is correct you can plug that in with no issues, just make sure you tell the BIOS to use the 6pin power (I know you need to for EVGA MoBos), otherwise your doing nothing by plugging it in.



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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/23 06:37:37 (permalink)
ah never had idea that it should be enabled in bios as well. thanks will check out bios options if there is something like that , but in MBO manual it never mentioned BIOS just to plug it if using more GPUs.
In any case better safe then sorry, frying 4 titans with the rest of the comp would really really hurt :)
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/23 07:15:54 (permalink)
Seems your question has been answered already but I gotta ask. Am I the only person who still just takes 5 seconds to read the motherboard manual when I don't know what a plug is for?

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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/23 07:25:30 (permalink)
I was lokoing at manual but passus for that one is rather small and on scheme it is market together with 8pin connector so it took a while to find description after being pointed out by couple guys.
also it is a bit vague and there are no more details needed, plus got bunch of other good advice here as well. 
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/23 15:10:10 (permalink)
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Seems your question has been answered already but I gotta ask. Am I the only person who still just takes 5 seconds to read the motherboard manual when I don't know what a plug is for?




lol.... I'm the same way, I pretty much know my way around the computer motherboard now, the only thing I look at the manual for now is what key to get into the bios, some are F2 key, some are delete key, etc.

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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/24 04:01:22 (permalink)
Now to confirm that theory is one thing practice is completely different one.
My titans arrived, now all 4 of them sitting happily there.
Also got thermaltake 1500w PSU, as that was the only one I could get in 2 weeks time instead of 2 months, plus got some goo d reviews in coulpe pages so happy with it.
But problem is that ALL 6+2 connectors from PSU are attached to cards. 4x 6+2 and 4x6pin only all in GPUs.
then 8pin and 24pin to motherboard. There is no 6 pin left to attach into motherboard 6pin.
So what now? :)
For now it is working... no OC on anything but should I be worried or.. 
 
THere is 2x molex to 6 pin adapter that came with EVGA card... should I use that one and get two molex into 6pin and plug that into board??
Any advice welcomed as I would like to do some basic CPU OC as well. 
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/24 07:46:18 (permalink)
ok.. installed all... all 6+2 pins from PSU were used for GPUs.. soI run without 6 pin first but then took a dive and got adapter 2x molex into 16 pin and plugged that to mother board as well. had some crashing with crysis before that will see how it will behave now.
BUT
 
now just checked gpu-z and now it says that all titans are on PCI-E 2.0 @ 16.0, and it should be PCI-E 3.0 as I'm aware of it...
what the....
any ideas???
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 00:40:52 (permalink)
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Thanks!
Back on subject, would you suggest finding and plugging additional 6 pin connector from PSU to MBO? 
or it is needed for 3-4 way SLI or needed at all?

Again everything works withouth single problem but would like to know :)
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Its ment for when using SLI period, so even 2 way SLI it should be hooked up. if its Single card then its optional.
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 00:46:35 (permalink)
It is all good in theory but hear what happaned.
Got two more Titans and new PSU.
Plugged all in and then used ALL 6+2 cables for GPUs, 4 as 8pin and 4 as 6pins. 
For MBO had 8 pin and 24 pin. So left without a single 6pin to plug into MBO. 
After consulting Asus support I took 2 molex and used molex to 6 pin cable that arrived with one of titans and then plugged that one into MBO. Works pretty stable for now, Titans are SC so I'm not OCing them, plus they are on air so already getting rather hot with crysis 3 for example, did just some basic auto tuning OC with asus AI up to 4.5Ghz and all stable so far. 
Even corsair 800D looks pretty small now with everything in there. especially part behind case where I drag all cables.. could use some more room there and bigger holes hehe but all fine. it is working :)
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 02:24:50 (permalink)
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Now to confirm that theory is one thing practice is completely different one.
My titans arrived, now all 4 of them sitting happily there.
Also got thermaltake 1500w PSU, as that was the only one I could get in 2 weeks time instead of 2 months, plus got some goo d reviews in coulpe pages so happy with it.
But problem is that ALL 6+2 connectors from PSU are attached to cards. 4x 6+2 and 4x6pin only all in GPUs.
then 8pin and 24pin to motherboard. There is no 6 pin left to attach into motherboard 6pin.
So what now? :)
For now it is working... no OC on anything but should I be worried or.. 
 
THere is 2x molex to 6 pin adapter that came with EVGA card... should I use that one and get two molex into 6pin and plug that into board??
Any advice welcomed as I would like to do some basic CPU OC as well. 
Thanks
 




Yes I would use that 2 x molex to single 6 pin pci-E plug for the motherboard. Its cirtical ya use it in for that setup
 
those 4 titan cards will but a major strain on the 24 pin motherboard plug which can burn up. It has happened before in Tri and quad SLI based systems.
post edited by _Nite_ - 2013/09/25 02:32:20

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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 02:34:13 (permalink)
yep did that. all looking good so far!
a bit messie inside case right now hehe but really don't wanna drag it out of the table to push two more cables behind plate so.. it works :)
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 02:46:31 (permalink)
I know how you feel, my system is in the original antec 300 case which looks like this, and had bad cable management too
 

 
I just ordered an antec 300 two which looks like this, so I will have much better cable management and more room to work around the motherboard
 
can't wait to get my build redone in it
 

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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 03:29:43 (permalink)
I have corsair 800D which really huge, but still could use some more room in there... 
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Re:6 pin power connector on motherboard 2013/09/25 15:06:09 (permalink)
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I have corsair 800D which really huge, but still could use some more room in there... 




being on quad SLI titans I can see why

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