EVGA Nvidia 7950GT KO 512MB GDDR3

By dkardaris ยท 4 replies
Sep 10, 2007
  1. I was looking at the EVGA Nvidia 7950GT KO 512MB GDDR3 for my Dell 8400.

    But it comes with a 6 pin power cord, how come?

    Shouldnt I be able to slap this into the PCI-E slot and be good to go?

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Nope, it needs extra power. PCIe can only supply 65W (I think...) the card requires more than that.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Even my old ATI Radeon 9700 Pro AGP card from 2001 or 2002 has an auxiliary power connector. That idea has been around for awhile.
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  5. dkardaris

    dkardaris TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for all your help, nixed that card. At this point. I may just keep my X1600 as the best card I can have at this point. Stupid underpowered machine
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