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November 24, 2009 10:09:47 PM

I've got an Nvidia 7800GT coming to me in the next day or 2.

Thing is, the last GFX card I had in my system was a 7300LE, which I had to give back to a friend. Right now, I'm on Intel GMA 900 , like I was before I borrowed the 7300LE.

Anyway, the 7300LE I just popped into the PCI-E slot, installed drivers, yada yada yada, worked fine.

On the Nvidia forums, I was told that I actually have to plug a power cable of some sort on the inside of my pc. PCI-e 6 pin or something ?


Please help me out, I already had to get a dVI to VGA convertor just so I can plug in my LCD monitor to the card.

-.-

Anything else I have to buy just to get this thing running ?

6 pin power cable thing, I have no idea what the hell it is .

HELP ?

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November 24, 2009 10:24:42 PM

You wont miss it, it looks very different than any other connector except for the cpu power connector (4pin). If there isn't one just get an adapter (two 4pin molex to 6pin). If the psu is good enough there should be no problems. Enjoy the upgrade.
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November 25, 2009 12:08:31 AM

nforce4max said:
You wont miss it, it looks very different than any other connector except for the cpu power connector (4pin). If there isn't one just get an adapter (two 4pin molex to 6pin). If the psu is good enough there should be no problems. Enjoy the upgrade.


And what if the card comes by itself with no packaging and no cable ?

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November 25, 2009 3:20:20 AM

Additional information about my PSU: (I think)


AC INPUT = 220V -,4A,50-60Hz

MAX OUTPUT POWER : 315W




Does this help anyone ? Is that PSU enough to run a 7800GT ?
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November 25, 2009 3:33:45 AM

Ok , I just epic facepalmed myself.

The "PCI-E" slot I was going to put my 7800GT in is actually an AGP slot.

That old 7300 LE was a AGP card.


After panicking, I realized I still have 2 PCI-E slots underneath. ONE OF which has my wireless card in it, I need that.

The other one, however, is my "wired" network card. If I only use wireless, do I still need it ?
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November 25, 2009 4:01:25 AM

HELP ME YOU MEANIES !

PLEASEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is tom around ? A mod ? Surely some people that will help me.



If I already have a TP link wireless thing in a PCI slot, do I need the "Modem/fax" thingy in the PCI slot under it ?

I only use wireless net.
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November 25, 2009 6:32:30 AM

WHY IS NO ONE HELPING ME ?? Jeesus.


More info -

Intel Grantsdale - G i915G

That's my motherboard.

Motherboard Name: Intel Battle Lake D915PBL / Cherry Creek D915PCY / Comanche Creek D915PCM / Glen Ridge D915PGN / Sharkey D915PSY

Finally, is this normal temps ?

Sensor Properties
Sensor Type SMSC EMC6D103 (SMBus 2Eh)
Motherboard Name Intel D915GAG / D915GAV / D915GEV / D915PBL / D925XBC / D925XCV / D925XEBC2 / D925XECV2

Temperatures
Motherboard 39 °C (102 °F)
CPU 42 °C (108 °F)
Aux 39 °C (102 °F)
Maxtor 6L080M0 38 °C (100 °F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 2356 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.36 V
+1.5 V 1.47 V
+3.3 V 3.32 V
+5 V 5.13 V
+12 V 12.25 V
Debug Info F F6 08 FF FF FF FF FF FF
Debug Info T 2A 27 26 81
Debug Info V 71 71 C1 C5 C4


Honestly, help a brother out guys.








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November 25, 2009 7:08:36 AM

your board looks to be pci-e x16.should be no issue
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November 25, 2009 7:19:03 AM

Ok, There, in tiny tiny writing, above the so called "AGP slot" it says, PCI EXPRESS 1x16 card.


EPIC FREAKING FACEPALM.


So the card should fit, crisis over. Next it's just the power plug deal and va-lah, good FPS in Combat Arms and Madden 07.

:) 


Sorry for the rage guys. It's just that the PCI x16 slot is black, and looked like an AGP. I'm sorry.

Feel free to talk about the power plug issue, how to install it maybe ?

and also the temps of my system, stable ?
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November 25, 2009 10:51:45 AM

With a 315w PSU do not be too surprised or upset if the 7800GT doesn't work or just beeps and doesn't come out of 2d mode.
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November 25, 2009 11:01:27 PM

Mousemonkey said:
With a 315w PSU do not be too surprised or upset if the 7800GT doesn't work or just beeps and doesn't come out of 2d mode.


I was told it was adequate.
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November 26, 2009 4:09:56 AM

Oh and I THINK it's a 350 PSU. Not 315. YOU said that, not me.



Regardless, 350W Ok for a 7800GT ? Or am I going to have to buy another Bloody thing for this card to work.

Should I just buy a new [censored!] power supply ?
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November 26, 2009 5:11:56 AM

Ok guys,

Would my PC run a 6800GT ?

7600 GT ?

7300 GT ?


Please someone help me out. I thought this community was supposed to be helpful.


Intel Pentium IV 524 (3.06GHz)
1.5GB ram

PSU :

(What it says on the side)

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November 26, 2009 5:22:42 AM

With that sort of an attitude you can't expect an answer!
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November 26, 2009 8:03:22 AM

trikstadude3 said:
Additional information about my PSU: (I think)


AC INPUT = 220V -,4A,50-60Hz

MAX OUTPUT POWER : 315W




Does this help anyone ? Is that PSU enough to run a 7800GT ?


You might want to read your own posts.
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November 26, 2009 11:12:54 AM

Pop the darn card in and roll the dice if you got the 6pin connector. Don't bother with any thing from the geforce6 generation since they are very weak.
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November 29, 2009 3:50:03 AM

Mousemonkey said:
You might want to read your own posts.


Whatever dude. I'm a mod on 4 other forums, and I would never expect a mod to act like as much of a douche as you are.

gf. :non: 



7800GT works perfectly btw. Just to shove it in your face. Temps are normal, and stable. qQ ?
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November 29, 2009 4:02:02 AM

2027909,23,519338 said:
Whatever dude. I'm a mod on 4 other forums

Hope they are not about computer stuff.
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November 29, 2009 1:47:46 PM

trikstadude3 said:
I'm a mod on 4 other forums

Which are so good and informative that you had to come here to ask for help, and then you give inaccurate information and respond with rudeness and insults when your mistake is pointed out. :pfff: 
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December 1, 2009 1:05:21 PM

Let's give him the benefit of doubt that he's just having a bad day.
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December 7, 2009 8:33:43 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Let's give him the benefit of doubt that he's just having a bad day.



Wow, I apologise deeply for what I said - I was being an ass. I'm really sorry.

Anyway, I had a PSU failure, should have seen it coming really. Getting a new 550w PSU and I have this friend who's been a PC technician for about 15 years, and he's going to sort it out.


As for the forums that I mod - One is GamesOnly.org, a rather successful gaming forum, come check it out if you please. The other 3 don't exist anymore, some one merged into GamesOnly and the other 2 died.


I do actually have good computer knowledge, but when it comes to hardware, I just get confused.



Regardless, I appreciate your help everyone, and I'm sorry for being such a d**k. Hope I can stick around and become active here.
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