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Peripherals 2x Molex to 6-pin PCI

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by drjaydee, 28 Apr 2011.

  1. drjaydee

    drjaydee What's a Dremel?

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    Hi, just a few quick questions about this cable.

    Are all of these cables the same? As I have one which only has 5 circular metal pins inside the 6 plastic sheaths. The bottom centre one is missing? Is this correct and will it work properly?

    Much obliged,

    Nick
     
  2. Deders

    Deders Modder

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    I had a similar issue, When I got my graphics card it only came with one connector with 5 wires, I bought a second which had 6 wires as I didn't have a PSU with PCIe cables at the time.

    Plugged them both in and my computer wouldn't switch on.

    Plugged in the one that came with the card and it powered up in low power mode.

    Took the one I bought back to the shop, they snipped the wire for me, worked fine ever since.

    Yellow wires are 12v, Black wires are earth.
     
  3. drjaydee

    drjaydee What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, my cable has 6 wires, 2 yellow, 2 black, 2 brown, but they go into five pins.

    2 brown pins go into the same socket on the PCI-e end.

    Is this right? Is the cable a dud? Or do i just have the wrong cable?
     
  4. Deders

    Deders Modder

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    If I plugged in the one with 6 wires connected to 6 separate connectors my computer wouldn't turn on.

    I'm pretty sure brown is ground too, so that means that the double wire will handle twice the amount of signal than a single wire of the same guage, but all that goes out of the window when it reaches the molex as all 3/4 ground wires are handed to the 2 black molex wires.

    Does your computer switch on with both the 5 and 6 pin adapters connected?
     
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    Sponge12349 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ ︵ ┻━┻

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    Brown is live it think. I don't know anymore than that. ^_^
     
  6. drjaydee

    drjaydee What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for everyone's input, I tested it this morning before work and it worked :D Can't wait to finish work to finish the set-up!!
     
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