Installing New Video Card Help

By Ossett
Jun 20, 2007
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  1. Just picked up a new 7600GT and power supply, got the power supply installed alright, but need help with the video card.

    It's got a power socket on the card itself with 6 pins ( it's AGP not PCI - E) and in the box came a Y shaped cord with two 4-pin power sockets leading to one 6-pin connector.

    Just need to know if I should attach two 4-pin power connectors to the Y or just one, don't want to burn out my new video card. Fast replies would be highly appreciated, thanks :)
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    are both 4 pin connectors the same because if they're different then it means that you can plug something else onto the other end so effectively you don't lose a power connector
  3. Ossett

    Ossett Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I didn't think of that, yes they're identical, does that mean I should just connect one of the sockets - that the purpose of of the Y is just to help people who are short on connectors?
  4. CCT

    CCT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Did you not receive some paperwork with that card describing installation?
  5. Ossett

    Ossett Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Yer but it only described software installation and the driver cd wasn't very clear either. I was just in too much of a rush to read through things properly :)

    Anyway everything is working now, thanks Dave
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    that's alright mate, don't worry about it, it's what we're all here for :)
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