6-pin PCIe to 4-pin Molex

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  1. Ej24

    Ej24 Limp Gawd

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    So I have some proprietary PCIe x1 add-in cards for communicating with a microscope. They require auxiliary power through a female 4-pin molex receptacle on the cards. My Dell OEM PSU only has two spare 6-pin cables. No molex at all. I have some adapters for molex to 6-pin, that is, two female molex and making one male 6-pin, for systems that lack a 6-pin for graphics cards. I need the opposite. One 6-pin female to two molex male. I cannot find this anywhere. Is there a reason for it? Is that not technically feasible? I was just going to make one by switching around the connectors. Is this a bad idea?
     
  2. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    molex has 5v and 12v on it, GPU's only use 12v, so if your device requires 5v and 12vt, an adapter won't work.
     
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    Ej24 Limp Gawd

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    Ej24 Limp Gawd

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    Cool. Thanks. Glad I won't be feeding a pcie card 12v when it only needs 5v :rolleyes: