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  • PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    Do I need a PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards?http://www.bleedinedge.com/guides/ps...select_02.html

    I have an Antec Truepower 430w power supply and I don't think it has a cable like that.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-908&depa=0

    I have a refurbished Chaintech nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express video card on order but I'm thinking I might need an updated PSU or an extension for it. What do you guys think?
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...pe=Refurbished

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    Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

    The only PCI-E 6600GT i know of that needs a power connector is the AOpen one. The card can draw all of its required power from the PCI-E slot

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    • #3
      Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

      Originally posted by sr4470
      The only PCI-E 6600GT i know of that needs a power connector is the AOpen one. The card can draw all of its required power from the PCI-E slot

      Thats good to know but whats the little tab for in the picture thats attached to this message then?

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        Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

        Originally posted by Spongebob
        Thats good to know but whats the little tab for in the picture thats attached to this message then?
        SLI

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        • #5
          Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

          Originally posted by Eaglee
          SLI

          And SLI is for what again?

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          • #6
            Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

            SLI - Scalable Link Interface. It is the ability to use a pair of PCI-E video boards but produce only a single output. http://www.nvidia.com/page/sli.html
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            • #7
              Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

              Originally posted by Darthtanion
              SLI - Scalable Link Interface. It is the ability to use a pair of PCI-E video boards but produce only a single output. http://www.nvidia.com/page/sli.html

              I'm guessing you'd need 2 PCI-express ports on your board to make that possible.

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              • #8
                Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

                Originally posted by Spongebob
                I'm guessing you'd need 2 PCI-express ports on your board to make that possible.
                Yes you would be correct there and a SLI conector, but that comes with the board.

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                • #9
                  Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

                  Originally posted by Amd_Lover2004
                  Yes you would be correct there and a SLI conector, but that comes with the board.

                  Do they have to be 2 of the exact same card?

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                  • #10
                    Re: PCI-e power connector for PCI-e graphics cards

                    Yes both card have to be identical or it will not work properly or at all.

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