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Old 07-24-2006, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default graphics card 4 molex ?

What does that do when you plug power into the card?

I mean why do you have to?

And what will happen if you don't?
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it is to provide extra power to the graphics cards components, mainly the GPU. this also helps to alleviate massive current being drawn across a motherboard to power the card
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so if i had it disconnected for 2-3 hours without playing any video games i would be fine right?

Yesterday i reformatted windows and just installed games till i found out that i forgot to plug the molex back in...

I was doing some cleaning up inside my case before cause i got a new power supply.

While xp was installing i noticed i fried my cd rom drive and my backup hard drive...

So this week was so not my good week...

And i had company over yesterday to play video games but i couldn't cause of my graphics card...
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it shouldn't really be much of a problem anyway. it's more just for EXTRA stability
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Umm my pci express slot on my motherboard was my problem not the card.

Do you think its fixable?

I can play one game in safe mode but i can't get passed the windows xp logo screen in normal mode.

The only games i have are counter strike source, red alert 2, yuri's revenge, midtown madness 2.

Midtown madness 2 is the game that works in safe mode.


Yeah i fixed it just need to know how to upgrade my graphics card without messing anything up.>the motherboard slot.

I know my graphics card is fine but i just want better...
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