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Old 11-06-2006, 02:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, i have recently bought myself an Nvidia Geforce 7600GS right, its the Palit model in the AGP8x form, it fits in my computer and so on and so forth, but my Power Supply doesn't have a 6 pin connector to plug into the graphics card, and i have been told the 4-pin to 6-pin adaptors are really dodgy (my card came with one) and even if i can safely use that adaptor, i still need a new power supply with more wattage in it, and preferabley more amps. Im not looking to spend an awful lot of money, but i do want something decent, and i really just need for it to have atleast 4 x 4-pin connectors, and 1 x 6-pin connector. Any help is much appreciated, hope i haven't confused anyone
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Heres some I suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

a little cheaper (the one I have and works great)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

both are pretty reliable companies.

...I have a question. How come that a 7600GS needs another power connector. I have a 7600GT and it doesn't need one. Is it because it's a PCI-e card?
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Heres some I suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

a little cheaper (the one I have and works great)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002

both are pretty reliable companies.

...I have a question. How come that a 7600GS needs another power connector. I have a 7600GT and it doesn't need one. Is it because it's a PCI-e card?
Same links.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh sorry, heres the second one that I said was a little cheaper and works great:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

But what about my question of why a 7600GS AGP would need a PCI-e power connector when a 7600GT PCI-e does not.
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yeah these cards dont need additional power, my old 7600GT didnt need one either
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my X1900XT runs great of my enermax look at sig
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well look at how long AGP cards have used auxillary power vs. pci-e cards using auxillary power. even 6600GTs on pci-e don't need auxillary. pci-e can provide more power safely via the slot than AGP can is all.
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