Quick question (molex on mobo?)

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Hi,

I'm building a PC for my dad using a Foxconn NF4SK8AA motherboard and a single 7600GT gfx card. Ive just noticed theres a molex on the mobo above the gfx card slot. Ive never come across this before when i built my 2 previous rigs and I'm not sure what its for. Is it for if your running SLI?. Will i need to plug a molex into it if I'm only using a single card?.

TIA

Mark
 
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May be extra volts for cards or for memory/cpu, you best to look at manual or if not got one, download as .pdf, normally these sockets are special shaped not molex but I have seen GPU's with molex even though they were newer PCI-E cards and it was not for fan as cards were passive where as PCI-E should have been enough to feed card power as its higher than AGP.
 
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Thanks for the reply, ive got a manual and it says:

"AUX PEX PWR Connector: PWR2
This connector is auxiliary power which mainly supplies 12v and 5v power for the motherboard."

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This is a pic of it.
 
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plug it in.

it wont hurt, it can only improve stability

The PCI-E slot can provide upto 75w. thats a lot to ask from the ATX connector, on top of powering ram and all other mobo devices. so some boards have a molex todo this job.
 
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