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Old 08-17-2005, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6600GT, Not Enough Power?

Ok, when I start my computer up, I get a screen saying "The VGA card performance settings has been lowered because of insufficient power."

Or something like that. Anyways it is saying that my 400W PSU isn't powering it. Here are my specs:

Gigabyte GA-K8NSC 939
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 939
1GB PQI Turbo RAM
3 Case Fans
AOpen 6600GT
400W Antec PSU

I dont get it, it doesn't use that many components other than listed, what's going on?
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Make sure its pluged into the psu...
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It doesn't plug into the PSU. The fan plugs into itself on the card and then is just inserted into the AGP slot, and that should be it.
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towards the back of the card (at least on mine) was a plug for the psu
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i dunno...my 6600GT has a power connector....

i thought they all did??
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towards the back.. that white square thing
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It doesn't plug into the PSU. The fan plugs into itself on the card and then is just inserted into the AGP slot, and that should be it.
Yeah, I am pretty sure they all do plug into the PSU directly. That is most likely your problem...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showim...+Card+-+Retail

That was all the card came with. And you take the little white connector off of the card and put it where? I don't know if I have any extra 3 pin connectors, EEK!
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thats the psu connector on your card... V

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Ugh dude you have to be more specific do I need a cord or something?
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