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Power Lead AGP Card

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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    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
  4. Heatsink without fan confirms it is a fan connection on the card.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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