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Identifying Nvidia GPU

By Atham
Aug 27, 2011
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  1. Hello Techspot,

    A friend of mine has given me his old GPU. It is a nVidia Geforce. However, I don't know more about it. I have taken some pictures of it.

    It has to DVI ports, and it is 24 cm long. I am suspecting it is a 9800GT or 8800GT, but it is missing one output.

    If there are any more pictures needed, please let me know.

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. DeliciousPie

    DeliciousPie TS Member Posts: 41

    Might be time consuming, but if you stick it in a PC and run Speccy, wouldn't that tell you?

    I may very well be missing something, but that should work if all else fails.

    http://www.piriform.com/speccy
     
  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    The problem is I don't have a molex to six pin connector. I have a 400 watt PSU and I am not sure if the PSU will handle the card.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

  5. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    It is a 9800GT 1GB. I think my friend's Computer was pre-built. So will my 400 watt PSU handle it?
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    So you post asking us to confirm what it is, then tell us what it is, after asking us for advice?
     
  7. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    No, that is not the case. I just wanted to know if you can tell what the card is, and if it will run on my 400 Watt PSU. I wasn't sure which one it was, and then you said it might be the 9600GT. You also told me to check the bar code. I looked at the back of the card and typed into google all the numbers listed on the back of the card. I found that it is a 9800 GT 1GB, and I just wanted you all to know what it is that I found.

    I would like to know if my PSU will handle the card.

    Here are my PSU specs:
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    I didn't mean to offend you, Leeky or anyone else.
     
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Search Google for the following: "9800 GT power requirements"

    The very first result will likely be the official information from Nvidia. Inside the spec's you'll find your answer.

    You really should take some time to learn to use search engines. 90% of your threads asking such basic questions would be avoided by just using some initiative, and looking yourself. Half the time those replying to your questions are doing just that, to reply to you.
     
  9. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    I did look at the power requirements on the nVidia website. It says 6pin x2 for the 9800GT but my card has only one 6 pin.
     
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    It also lists the recommended PSU requirements, which is what you asked for.
     
  11. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    Yeah, it says 400 watt, which I have, it is just the the amps.
     
  12. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i think the 9800 gt needs 24 amps on the 12 volt rail which you do not have.
     
  13. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    What could happen if I tried it on my PSU with 23A?
     
  14. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    you only have 18 amps on that psu on the 12+ rail
     
  15. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    So I can forget about it, right?
     
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    It will likely boot up with that card and be ok. But I wouldn't try any gaming or benchmarking of the card on that PSU. If you want to use it for gaming you'll have to get a better PSU.
     
  17. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 460

    I see. So no gaming, pity. Okay thanks guys.
     

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