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#20019 10-Mar-2008 11:58
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Hello Guys!

Long time! No Post!  :-D

One of my mates who llives overseas just brought him self a Geforce 8800 GT, He installed it but he says it doesnt work, Now i sure that this graphics card needs it own power source from the power supply...

Ive looked and looked but I cant find anything useful, (YES! I have tryed using Google) Just wanting to know if any of you guys have this card and know if it does need a power source or does it run just of the PCI Express slot power?

please help


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Master Geek

  #115691 10-Mar-2008 12:05
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Should have external power plug, but it should still run limited without the extra power source so if it's not running at all that's a worry

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  #115810 10-Mar-2008 18:22
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I have a pci express 8800GT, it absolutely wont run without the pci express power lead plugged into the board from the main psu.
He may need to upgrade his power supply, the silverstone ST50-EF Plus is highly recommended at a good price $125ish.


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  #115895 11-Mar-2008 09:40
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Most high end cards require power from the PCI-e connector. If that is not connected then the card will make a rather loud noise.

The cards usually come with an adapter to connect 2x 4 pin molex to 6 pin PCI-e since not all PSUs have the 6 pin plug. You will be able to run the 8800GT with any 400w or above PSU.

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