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July 1, 2010 1:49:18 PM

Hello guys! I got a GeForce 9800 GT with a friend and I was putting it in my motherboard when I noticed that my power supply doesn't have the power cable (12V I guess) to connect to the graphic card! And my friend told me that he has an adapter to plug in another power cable and make it connect to the graphic card! Does anyone ever seen, used or heard about it? Is it safe to use?

Thanks to all of you! And sorry if I used any incorrect term... I'm a brazilian ahahha

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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 3:02:15 PM

As long as your PSU is good enough to power the card the adapter is fine. Most of the time the card actually comes with one.
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July 1, 2010 5:05:27 PM

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July 1, 2010 5:08:57 PM

thanks for the tip!

my PSU says that de combined power with 5V and 3.3V is 330 watts and the combined power with 5V, 3.3V and 12V is 600 watts, and also, the peak power is 700 watts!

but on the website of the manufacturer, it says that it's a 700 watts PSU, so I guess it's fine!

What do you think?
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a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:41:55 PM

It's a 700 watt power supply. The reason you see different wattages on different locations is because the different voltage rails can only handle certain amounts of wattage.

You're PERFECTLY fine with a 700 watt PSU with a 9800gt. Shoot, you could put a 5870 in there and probably be OK.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:54:05 PM

Yeah, I'd imagine even the most terrible 700w PSU can handle a 9800GT. It must be a pretty old however if it doesn't have a 6-pin power connector. Are you sure it doesn't actually have one?
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