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I was recently given the Ge Force 7800 GTX Graphics card, I was reading about the supplementary 6 pin power supply, I don't see one. Can I not use this card on the motherboard?

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Some cards do not come with the connector... You can stil use it...

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Is not Reading My Geforce GTX 260 Card


What do you mean connect wire to graphics card?

A) Computer is to be OFF when connecting a monitor cable.

B) Computer is to be OFF, and unplugged from power; when plugging the power cable from Power Supply, into it.

You are also supposed to be Following Anti-Static Precautions.

What Power Supply are you using?
Manufacturer name, and model number. Post back in a Comment.

Motherboard requires about 150 Watts by itself.

That isn't including what the Processor (CPU) needs, Ram Memory needs, optical drive/s need, computer case fans need; AND what the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 graphics card needs.

It needs 225 Watts by itself.

(Manufacturers usually state around 500 Watts MINIMUM.
This is in reality based on a COMPLETE computer system, and NOT just the graphics card itself)

What do I base that the GTX 260 needs 225 Watts?
(I see that as the -> Maximum, though )

A PCI Express x16 expansion slot on a motherboard, is only capable of 75 Watts of power.
That is why the additional power cables were brought out.

The 6-pin PCI Express power cable that plugs into the GTX 260, is capable of an additional 75 Watts of power.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 requires using TWO 6-pin PCI Express power cables

That means 150 Watts of additional power.
75 Watts + 150 Watts = 225 Watts

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-260/specifications

"Supplementary Power Connectors -> 6-pin x2"

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

If you are using just one 6-pin PCI Express power cable, '
this = NO.

NOT enough power for the graphics card.

What will happen?

A) The PCI Express x16 slot connector oins, will burn
B) The gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card, will burn.
C) The connector on the graphics card, that the 6-pin PCI Express power cable plugs into, will burn.
D) The connector on the 6-pin PCI Express power cable will burn.

The graphics card will burn up.
Too little power.

IF, your Power Supply has enough power, and IF there are two 4-pin Peripheral power cables that aren't being used; you can use a 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable.

Example of 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

Example of 6-pin PCI Express power adapter cable, was shown in the Playtool link,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

http://www.directron.com/pci03.html

(Connectors are white, and hard to see against white backdrop. You can enlarge all 3 views)

For additional questions please post in a Comment
Regards,
joecoolvette

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Yes, newer, high end, high performance graphics cards are now requiring two power cords. So it might be time to upgrade your power supply if you don't have another rail to hook up to it. Some are 6 pin, some are 8 (total). I think it takes two (4 pin) power cords. I also recently got a better graphics card and had to get a new power supply.

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Hi Yasir,


pcsyke_134.jpg

As you can see from the image above the molex power from the PSU is connected to the card for additional power. from your post "Where as the power cable is duly connected" like the image?. If you connected the supplementary power, you have to consider the peripherals connected to your desktop and the brand of your power supply.

The link would help you if your power supply wattage is sufficient. Link
If you are using generic power supply, for example a 500 watt power supply the real wattage can be 300-400 watts only.

Using a tru rated supply might fix the problem. try to test a different power supply for your system or try to turn off or remove additional devices that consumes power that might help.


Hopefully this information helped.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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This may be because your graphics card is not compatible with your motherboard, If you are using a newer Intel motherboard for example with Intel HD Graphics, there may be issues with using an older GeForce card with the board.

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The fact that your old Palit GT220 worked shows that your system components are NOT faulty.

The Palit GTX 260 requires the following
1) A PCI-Express 2.0 comliant motherboard.
2) Two 6 pin PCI-Express power connectors.
3) Minimum 450W or greater system power supply.

Lets break this down a little
1) You already have a motherboard that supports this card so no problem there.

2) I am unsure whether your power supply has two 6 pin PCI-Express power connectors, it should have one though and the GTX 460 package should have a molex to 6 pin PCI Express power adapter that you can use for the other.

3) Now it comes to the power supply itself. Currently your system has a 480W power supply. Through some calculating it seems that a system of this spec should have at least a 550W power supply. This means that your current power supply is 70W out. This may be why you get no signal, there is enough power for allthe other comonents but not enough left over for your GPU.

Before you go out and buy a new power supply just check that both 6 pin power connecters are firmly clipped in. If after that the card still doesn't power up then I suggest you purchase a Cooler Master Exteme power plus 550W or greater power supply.

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Nvidia geo force failure


The best place to purchase the Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 for a Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 laptop is eBay. If available on eBay, the price could range from $230-$300 and search for "Dell 9400 video" or the card name. Some eBay sellers will give you a $50 or so credit, if you purchase a card from them. The video card can be downgraded (ATI Mobility Radeon® X1400 HyperMemory)
or upgraded (NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS or GTX). Also, you can try parts-people.com, but they're typically more expensive and reliable.

Yes, the video card can be repaired in most cases. Search eBay for Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 repairs.

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errrr.... do you mean the 6 pin pci-e power plug and lead that normally comes off your Power supply?

You can get converters leads that change the pinout of 5.35 HDD power to 6-pin pci-e but this is usually NOT RECOMMENDED for any GTX series of GeForce.

You usually need the dedicated PCI-E RAIL (with its own PCI-E lead/connector... or even better x 2 of them) on your power supply for these builds.

Once again.... i definately do not recommend converting one of your other power outputs to run a GTX. At best it will not work.... at worst (though unlikely) you may end up damaged your shiny new GFX card.

If you do not have a 6 pin PCI-E lead and plug running directly from your power supply to run this card.... you need one. Do you happen to know the model of your current PSU?

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no need, unless the FAN requires an external power source, but you can use your powersupply to supply it.

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Have you tried your card on another machine? One thing i have seen in several forums (though i have not come across it personally) is that if you run your VGA card with a PSU thats not powerful enough, the PSU may get busted but usually the graphic card due to being stressed running underpowered fails. Hence the reason why i inquired if you had tested your graphic card on another machine to see if the same symptoms occur.

If it does not happen you can then know its a problem related to the power supply, as the power supply capacitors too degrade over time, and hence they might not be giving the same power as before. Dell power supply units have been known to work well beyond there stated wattage compared to the generic systems (Some case dell 250W unit seems to run better than generic 400W units).

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