I have just bourght An XFX GTX280 graphics card. Im about to go and get the book thats suppose to come with it, but i thourght i come to you guys first, as they never gave the book. X(..
Ok the prob is that i cant find where the fan cable from the GPU is to go on my mother board... i have an Gigabyte GA-M750SLI-DS4 and im pretty sure its compatable, 650watt powersupply.
Even with that not being plugged in it should still detect the hardware???
Also is there suppose to be a red light on the back of the card????
Any info on this card would be great coz i reallyu wanna get it working.
Are you by any chance refering to the SPDIF cable that plugs in next to the power leads?
Its for passing through audio to the graphics board so that it can be output via HDMI if you so wish.
Yeah it's definitely compatible with your motherboard, you just need to make sure it's getting full power. I have heard some issues with graphics cards when using that motherboard, but all of those complaints had to deal with artifacting issues.
You will need to have both the 6 pin and 8 pin plug installed for your card to boot.
Double check your packaging as you should have an assortment of adaptors like this.
The second from the right is what you need.
Plug 2x 6 pin PCIe power plugs in and it gives you 1x PCIe 8 pin out.
If you do not have another 6 pin connector from your PSU, use the adaptor third from the right.
2x MOLEX to a single 6 pin connector.
Worst case, get something like This to hold you over.
If you do not have both the 8 pin and 6 pin power connectors plugged in, your GPU will not receive enough power and you will get no display.
Check for the adaptors and give your card the power it needs before you give up on it.