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February 26, 2011 2:39:33 AM

I have purchased a GeForce FX550 AGP card to update my video, it requires a two lead power and my mother board has no two lead power, there is a three lead power next to it I used for an additonal fan, so does this mean I cannot make it work?

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a c 1151 V Motherboard
February 26, 2011 12:56:51 PM

I am not aware of any Graphics cards that need a 2 lead power. Most AGP cards that need external power have a 4 pin molex that is supplied directly from the PSU. If there is a two pin power header on the card it is usually for a cooling fan on the heatsink.
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a b V Motherboard
February 26, 2011 1:56:28 PM

Think your a bit confused, the two pins on the graphics card are power for the onboard fan that should be on the fx 550 card.
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February 26, 2011 4:32:57 PM

Shaun o said:
Think your a bit confused, the two pins on the graphics card are power for the onboard fan that should be on the fx 550 card.

IT IS A HEAT SINK CARD NO FAN, BUT THE MANUAL SAYS CONNECT POWER CORD, SO I WILL INSTALL AND SEE IF IT WORKS I TOO THOUGHT THE POWER FOR THE CARD CAME FROM THE SLOT. :bounce: 



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a c 1151 V Motherboard
February 26, 2011 5:11:36 PM

Heatsink without fan confirms it is a fan connection on the card.
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a b V Motherboard
February 26, 2011 10:00:15 PM

Some fx 550 cards had up rated passive cooling solutions, but because the board was OEM by Nvidia.
Venors had a choice of using a fan solution or a passive after market design of there own making.

In any case the pins were left on since it was OEM.
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March 6, 2011 2:08:43 PM

You were all correct no power lead required ( I swear the instructions call for one could have been wrote when it came with a fan), and after tweaking all the audio componets I have sound. Still cannot go above 1280 x 720 in the screen settings, ie no 1920 x 1080 it has jitter issues at that setting and refresh is set at 60Hz, no way to change it. But overall happy with new video card
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March 17, 2011 1:33:56 AM

Best answer selected by swmccutcheon.
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