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a b α HP
December 31, 2008 2:43:53 AM

I recently bought a HP m8530f and when I opened the case to put in my 8800GT I was perplexed when I saw a wire running from the video card already there right into the motherboard. I didn't want to cut the wire because I don't know what it does and I'm not sure if there's a way to remove it in a replaceable manner...
I've searched on google about this but I can't seem to get an answer. :( 

This is an image of inside the case of the computer and I've highlighted the said wire that is causing my upgrading woes.
I'm not sure if this makes a difference but the card is Hybrid SLI'd to the IGP. I don't think Hybrid SLI works like that but I'll say so just in case. :p 

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December 31, 2008 12:51:09 PM

That wire seems to be SPDIF OUT. You can disconnect it. You can remove the Hybrid SLI setup in the bios.

Your power supply probably neeeds upgrading at the same time to handle the 8800GT. The minimum requirement for a single GT is 400W and 24A on the +12V.

a b α HP
December 31, 2008 2:14:56 PM

Thank you very much!
I'll also look into getting a new PSU too! :) 
It runs much cooler without a second card stuck to the side of the case blocking all the air vents. :p 

Thanks again!