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Antihero9566

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i have a sparkle geforce 9600GT that i havent opened yet. it says it requires a 6 pin supplementary power. does it mean on the motherboard or on the card itself. like does it have a place to plug it in on the card
 

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It means there is a 6-pin connector on the card itself, and if you wish to use the card to it's full potential, you'll need to plug a cable into it from the PSU.
 

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Antihero9566 said:
i have a sparkle geforce 9600GT that i havent opened yet. it says it requires a 6 pin supplementary power. does it mean on the motherboard or on the card itself. like does it have a place to plug it in on the card
Wow....Alright. If you honestly do not understand what it needs for power you need to read up on your computers a little more.

All about the various PC power supply cables and connectors

This site has a nice picture of a 6 pin connector for your video card. Make sure your POWER SUPPLY has that plug free to use. Then look up your power supply to see what kind of power it makes. Make sure it has enough power to use your new video card. You will want to be about 50 watts over what they suggest for minimum. I say that because of your knowledge I doubt you plan on clocking or anything.
 

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ninja26 said:
Wow....Alright. If you honestly do not understand what it needs for power you need to read up on your computers a little more.

All about the various PC power supply cables and connectors

This site has a nice picture of a 6 pin connector for your video card. Make sure your POWER SUPPLY has that plug free to use. Then look up your power supply to see what kind of power it makes. Make sure it has enough power to use your new video card. You will want to be about 50 watts over what they suggest for minimum. I say that because of your knowledge I doubt you plan on clocking or anything.
50 watts over? Why would that be? The minimum power requirement is usually fairly suitable, hell I've ran cards 50-100 watts UNDER the minimum.
 
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