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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse nytrus90 June 30, 2009 6:45:40 PM well i have an ATI 4870, think it would run? | Report abuse Related ressources Can my setup play Aion without my gfx card ? - Forum Can i run max payne 3 without a gfx card - Forum Gfx card above 75w - Forum Please help with what gfx cards my PSU can run ,i have no clue :( - Forum Can a Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 650Watt PSU power supply run this gfx - Forum Ask the community Publish 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>CAN YOU RUN A GFX CARD WITHOUT THE CONNECTORS?> Related ressources: ForumBest GFX Card for 400w PSU? ForumNew PSU and GFX card , now computer won't boot ForumFastest gfx card without external power ForumBest Gfx Card on 20amps Sli capable? ForumNew budget GfX card Forumupgrading my gfx card ForumCan this build run BF3 at 60fps+ at ultra high gfx ? ForumGA-Z68MX system not able to boot without dedicated gfx ForumHow bad would it be to upgrade only the GFX Card and not other parts? ForumNo POST when Gfx card plugged in ForumPSU drying or GFX card ? Info incld. ForumHELP! PC turns on, powers fans, GFX & HDD but no display. ForumVoltage ForumCreative X-Fi XtremeGamer - "The device cannot start (Code 10)" ForumEnough Watts for 2x EVGA GTX295 co-op card More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !