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June 16, 2010 11:37:51 AM

so I bought a inno3d geforce 8600gt (my geforce 8400gs broke) for £20 and today it arrived so im asking that there is a small 2 protruding pin connector

what is it for ? extra fan?, sli power?(i dont want to use SLI)

here is a pic



by the SLI connector it is (i hope i dont need to buy a new PSU for that connecor)

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June 16, 2010 11:45:03 AM

oh dam i put a broken pic in sorry
June 16, 2010 11:55:27 AM

plz help help

the connector looks like the fan is connected to but there is 2 of them

help
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June 16, 2010 12:14:56 PM

got another Pic or a link to a pic?
June 17, 2010 2:46:43 PM

IM SORRY IT DONT WORK

ok ok it just has umm like the fan connector theres two there.
June 17, 2010 2:51:04 PM

thats for sound... my 980GTX+ has it your supposded to have a wire in the box ur GPU came in u connect it to to ur GPU then from there connect it to ur motherboard to the 2 pin connector by the PCIe its suppost to "preserve" sound quality or some *** idk lol
June 17, 2010 2:52:46 PM

lol no no ur good, dont worry i looked at it and i was like wtf is this? but i looked at my mobo and saw the connector. its common confusion. i replied to ur other post as well.
June 17, 2010 2:53:14 PM

thanks for the help i tought id haver to fork out a new PSU
a c 272 U Graphics card
June 17, 2010 2:57:17 PM

joeyck said:
thats for sound... my 980GTX+ has it your supposded to have a wire in the box ur GPU came in u connect it to to ur GPU then from there connect it to ur motherboard to the 2 pin connector by the PCIe its suppost to "preserve" sound quality or some *** idk lol

And if you use a DVI to HDMI adapter you should have video and sound on one cable! [:mousemonkey:3]
June 17, 2010 2:59:16 PM

oh so i was right LMAO alright thank u for clarifying it up mouse i new it was for something with sound just wasn't 100% sure.
a c 272 U Graphics card
June 17, 2010 3:00:23 PM

joeyck said:
oh so i was right LMAO alright thank u for clarifying it up mouse i new it was for something with sound just wasn't 100% sure.

I've not tried it myself but it was the only way that the 8 and 9 series cards could do audio over HDMI IIRC, as ATi beat them to the punch by putting the audio decoder chip on the card with the 2xxx series and Nvidia have only just got there with the 40nm cards that have the same.
June 17, 2010 3:02:08 PM

i have it... but my monitor is vga so i actually haven't realy tried it yet... but i saw the pins so was like w/e i might as well plug them up.
a c 272 U Graphics card
June 17, 2010 3:10:10 PM

I don't use HDMI myself so I haven't bothered connecting the motherboards SPIDF to my 9500GT.
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