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Topic # 142699 21-Mar-2014 08:40
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Hi there - I've recently upgraded my graphics card.  My old card needed a couple of PCIe power cables - my new one doesn't.  Can I just leave the cables plugged into the PSU but not the card?  Or do I need to unplug them from the PSU?  Caveat - I have no idea what I'm doing.  Thanks for the help.

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  Reply # 1010406 21-Mar-2014 09:06
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Some cards use 1,2 or even 3 I've seen PCIe power cable. If your card doesn't need them (and you have modular power supply whee you can remove the cable) then remove them to remove the mess of cables. If there is nothing plugged into them no power will be going thru them anyway.

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  Reply # 1010410 21-Mar-2014 09:12
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Thanks Lennon - I appreciate the clear advice.

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