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Old 06-07-2006, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting my 7900GT today, because the first one I got was DOA.

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See how it has the plus where you plug in the power supply? I don't have a plug like that, but luckily the card came with a convertor. But it came with a convertor that you plug into the card, and it branches off into two places to plug in a normal power supply thing (the second thing from the left in the fifth picture). My question is, do I need to plug in both of them, or just one?

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You need to connect both. Make sure you connect them from different rails and not two from the same rail. It won't work otherwise - there won't be enouph power in most cases.
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