CAN YOU RUN A GFX CARD WITHOUT THE CONNECTORS? Tags: PCI Express Components Last response: June 30, 2009 8:02 PM in Components Share nytrus90 June 30, 2009 5:04:20 PM Hey Guy Some of you may know that my PSU blew up recently, well i have a question, can i test my gfx card without the 2 6 pin PCI-E connectors? the PSU i have in this rig is pretty poor and does not have connectors, i just wanna see if she posts. so i can rule out that the PSU took the gfx with it. Regards Sean More about : run gfx card connectors gamerk316 June 30, 2009 5:20:07 PM As I understand it, the card will go into low power mode, but should still run at 640x480 256 color mode. Devastator_uk June 30, 2009 5:34:56 PM For some cards you can, the old ATI 9000 series for instance (possibly others), this doesn't seem to have any affect on 2D usage but in 3D it is barely usable if I recall. Related resources Can i run max payne 3 without a gfx card - Forum what gfx card will i need to run today's CoD games smoothly at 1080p? - Forum Need to add another connector to PSU for GFX card - Forum Can gtx 560 ti run without the 2 six pins connectors? - Forum can i3 2120 run fifa without graphics card - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nytrus90 June 30, 2009 6:45:40 PM well i have an ATI 4870, think it would run? Onus June 30, 2009 7:19:52 PM The card will probably shriek at you. I'm not sure it would show anything on screen. 505090 June 30, 2009 7:48:01 PM it should post but i doubt you will make it past the bios. Won't hurt anything either way, so give it a wirl and let us know how it goes. megamanx00 June 30, 2009 8:02:32 PM It depends on the firmware of the card. For a 4870 though it probably won't even post. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Needed Low profile GFX card that can run two 27" screens @ 2560x1440 Forum SolvedWill Fx6300 and GA 78LMT S2 will run games without a graphicc card? Forum SolvedWill my 300W PSU can run Nvidia Geforce GT 630 128bits 1GB graphics card without crashing ? Forum SolvedCan I run Windows 8 on a ASRock Z87 Extreme4 + Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core without a graphics card? Forum Solvedcan i run GTA IV? without graphics card? Forum Solvedcan i run battlefield 2 game without graphic card???? Forum SolvedPlease help with what gfx cards my PSU can run,i have no clue :( Forum SolvedI just purchased two GTX 770 4gb video cards and am wondering if it will run a 4k monitor for gaming purposes without bogging Forum SolvedCan I run my PC without a Graphics Card. Forum SolvedNFS The RUn Will Work On G2010 Without Graphics Card Forum Will this gfx card transmit audio via hdmi without anything special? Forum Will this graphics card run on my PC without turning off? Forum Solvedis it possible to run two programs on two seperate video cards without sli with two monitors? Forum First pc build ~ 600$(only system,without gfx card) Forum Can my setup play Aion without my gfx card? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !