nVidia green 9800 GT - where do I plug power into on card?
Hi After having our nVidia pop 2 of its cylinders we have purchased a new card a green 9800 GT and thought it would be just "plug n play " but it is not the case. there is only the one PCI slot to plug it into also.( Im no tech wizard :P)
It seems the card we have here has no where to plug in power cord and we have looked and looked!
Thinking maybe it draws from slot we turned it on and we get monitors going to sleep!!! Nothing eeek!
Pc is a HP pavillion..dont know what else to say..thankyou in advance :)
ps: ECS 9800GT 512mb video card - is what it is
Hi After having our nVidia pop 2 of its cylinders we have purchased a new card a green 9800 GT and thought it would be just "plug n play " but it is not the case. there is only the one PCI slot to plug it into also.( Im no tech wizard :P)

It seems the card we have here has no where to plug in power cord and we have looked and looked!

Thinking maybe it draws from slot we turned it on and we get monitors going to sleep!!! Nothing eeek!

Pc is a HP pavillion..dont know what else to say..thankyou in advance :)

ps: ECS 9800GT 512mb video card - is what it is

#1
Posted 01/08/2010 02:15 AM   
Hi,

the specification of PCI-E 2.0 requires that it be able to deliver a minimum of 75W of power via the slot on the motherboard. This means that cards requiring less than this do not require additional power connectors.

The 9800GT is a bit borderline. A low-power version with low clock speeds and a low cooling requirement would fall within this 75W limit. Obviously, ECS believe their card fits this description and so have not fitted it with additional PCI-E power connectors. Personally, I'd say this might be a little ambitious.

The problem, however, may be more to do with the motherboard. Proprietary manufacturers of PCs sometimes skimp on things like this. The HP Pavilion you have was probably never intended to be used with a graphics card of that level and so the slot may not be delivering enough power.

Some motherboards have auxilliary sockets on them which can be used to deliver extra power for the PCI-E slot by connecting a 4-pin molex (hard drive) connector to them. It might be worth checking to see if this is the case with yours.

If you could give us more details of which model of Pavilion it is, we may be able to give more help.
Hi,



the specification of PCI-E 2.0 requires that it be able to deliver a minimum of 75W of power via the slot on the motherboard. This means that cards requiring less than this do not require additional power connectors.



The 9800GT is a bit borderline. A low-power version with low clock speeds and a low cooling requirement would fall within this 75W limit. Obviously, ECS believe their card fits this description and so have not fitted it with additional PCI-E power connectors. Personally, I'd say this might be a little ambitious.



The problem, however, may be more to do with the motherboard. Proprietary manufacturers of PCs sometimes skimp on things like this. The HP Pavilion you have was probably never intended to be used with a graphics card of that level and so the slot may not be delivering enough power.



Some motherboards have auxilliary sockets on them which can be used to deliver extra power for the PCI-E slot by connecting a 4-pin molex (hard drive) connector to them. It might be worth checking to see if this is the case with yours.



If you could give us more details of which model of Pavilion it is, we may be able to give more help.

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#2
Posted 01/08/2010 10:41 AM   
[quote name='Discordia' post='977565' date='Jan 8 2010, 09:11 PM']Hi,

the specification of PCI-E 2.0 requires that it be able to deliver a minimum of 75W of power via the slot on the motherboard. This means that cards requiring less than this do not require additional power connectors.

The 9800GT is a bit borderline. A low-power version with low clock speeds and a low cooling requirement would fall within this 75W limit. Obviously, ECS believe their card fits this description and so have not fitted it with additional PCI-E power connectors. Personally, I'd say this might be a little ambitious.

The problem, however, may be more to do with the motherboard. Proprietary manufacturers of PCs sometimes skimp on things like this. The HP Pavilion you have was probably never intended to be used with a graphics card of that level and so the slot may not be delivering enough power.

Some motherboards have auxilliary sockets on them which can be used to deliver extra power for the PCI-E slot by connecting a 4-pin molex (hard drive) connector to them. It might be worth checking to see if this is the case with yours.

If you could give us more details of which model of Pavilion it is, we may be able to give more help.[/quote]
Thanks so much for your help!
We ended up taking it to a pc repair guy..frustration over load! and he installed it and all no problems..apparently the PCI was a little out of line..causing it to not line up correctly! was well worth a visit to shop..the guy did a check over it and told us it was border line..upgrade will happen soon i am sure!
:)
[quote name='Discordia' post='977565' date='Jan 8 2010, 09:11 PM']Hi,



the specification of PCI-E 2.0 requires that it be able to deliver a minimum of 75W of power via the slot on the motherboard. This means that cards requiring less than this do not require additional power connectors.



The 9800GT is a bit borderline. A low-power version with low clock speeds and a low cooling requirement would fall within this 75W limit. Obviously, ECS believe their card fits this description and so have not fitted it with additional PCI-E power connectors. Personally, I'd say this might be a little ambitious.



The problem, however, may be more to do with the motherboard. Proprietary manufacturers of PCs sometimes skimp on things like this. The HP Pavilion you have was probably never intended to be used with a graphics card of that level and so the slot may not be delivering enough power.



Some motherboards have auxilliary sockets on them which can be used to deliver extra power for the PCI-E slot by connecting a 4-pin molex (hard drive) connector to them. It might be worth checking to see if this is the case with yours.



If you could give us more details of which model of Pavilion it is, we may be able to give more help.

Thanks so much for your help!

We ended up taking it to a pc repair guy..frustration over load! and he installed it and all no problems..apparently the PCI was a little out of line..causing it to not line up correctly! was well worth a visit to shop..the guy did a check over it and told us it was border line..upgrade will happen soon i am sure!

:)

#3
Posted 01/12/2010 10:07 AM   
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