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Old 07-08-2005, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It says that I need "An available 4-pin Molex hard drive power dongle". Could someone explain this to me please.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

And just to be sure, is it compatible with this Asus motherboard? ^_^

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131510
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yes, that 6600GT is compatible, and a 4-pin molex connector is a plug that comes from your power supply that gives electricity to your hard disk, video card, whatever. it is sqare, a litttle less than an inch wide, and it has 4 big pins on it. I bet you have one availible and you'll know what it is and where is goes when you see it.
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a bit off-topic, but does anyone know if the pci-e 6600gt's need an extra power dongle? i'm not running with one (nor do i see any place to plug it into the video card) and it seems to be running just fine...
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a bit off-topic, but does anyone know if the pci-e 6600gt's need an extra power dongle? i'm not running with one (nor do i see any place to plug it into the video card) and it seems to be running just fine...
I think some brands might, however if you don't blatently see a black female connector at the back end of your card then I guess you don't....that and if your PC boots up generally you get a warning that says it's not receiving power so yours is more than likely ok.
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Ladies and Gents - a molex connector
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PCI Express doesn't need power but the AGP version does. Thats why the motherboard has 24 pins and not 20 like AGP.
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Many thanks for all the help! I'm guessing my power supply has the extra connector.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153006

Oh and one last question before I order my new computer. Is the NewEgg website reliable? I'm just worried since this order is around 1000 dollars. Just want to make sure ^_^
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It's reliable

And turtile, 24 pin vs 20 has nothing to do with the video card. 24 pin gets rid of the additional 4 pin connector laballed AUX used. 20 pin's by themselves are too weak in 12 volt power to power anything.
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