-the psu: (an aftermarket) 650W 20+4-pin Blue LED Fan ATX PSU w/SATA & PCI-e"New"
-the run on sentence: A friend told me that i might damage the card under powering it. The card seems to work fine. I wanted a card with the supplemental 6 pin....long story short, i hate ebay...i have a card with no 6pin. I even bought a psu with the PCI-E connector.(that is now useless)
What i can't find out is, how much power is actually routed to the card via the slot. Is it sufficient/durable for the card? Does the PCIe slot draw as much as it needs? I should have ample wattage from psu. Like I said the card works as is.... It does not sound like it is laboring during game play.
-do you have enough info?
-if it aint broke dont fix it?
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June 10, 2010 5:29:53 PM
If your 9800GT doesn't have a 6-pin, its the green version and should be able to draw all its power from the PCIe Slot (75W).
Underpowering a GPU wont damage it, it will simply shut off on full load.