Problem is, I don't know how to power it/connect it.
I can get the card in, but there is only one connecter....
I don't know if I am suppose to connect both cables, but how? There is only one connecter in the entire computer.
6 pin PCI-E power cable (pictured above)
I am abit confused.
I took out the card cause I forgot a step: to uninstall the previous driver
(Seems to me that the graphics card that came with the computer was interged into the motherboard)
But now since I connected everything back up as before, the computer turns on but the monitor says no signal and remains black.
Does your power supply have one a PCI-E 6 pin connector like that adapter has? If so use that instead of the adapter. If you do not have a PCI-E connector, then you must use the molex to PCI-E adapter that you pictured. You plug the 6 pin end of it into the graphics card and two molex connectors(4 pin flatish) from the PSU plug into the other end of it, this should not be used unless you do not have a PCI-E connector, adapters are meant as a sort of last resort.
"you can use just one free female molex cable if that is all you have, I've done it with the 9800GT. Just plug the 3pin into it. "
So I can just use the one 4 pin power cable with one of the 3 pin cable for the card?
Whats the second one for?
"any chance you know how many watts are on your power supply? "
No I don't really know.
must not be alot....maybe I should have thought about this before I got a new card...
Can the card run without power cable connected?
The new one doesn't require a power cord. Just a simple plug into PCI Slot.
Its a nVidia GT 9400 GeForce
I tested it with a few games....let me tell you: WOW
Bioshock: Max Settings. No lag, beautiful game
BBC2: Setted to medium settings, Little lag, still great. Around 40-45 FPS
RE5: Some Max, some Med Settings. Another beautiful game. Gets just a little slow near gun fights
GTA SA: Max settings. Loads perfect. 60 FPS.
Overall its a great card for $70 bucks.
And if you think Im crazy for the above descriptions: Remember, I am used to playing these games on low settings. In fact Bioshock would run at 30FPS with lowest settings and gets laggy.
Thanks for the help and suggestions
I'll be staying up late now playing my collection of games that were just begging to be played