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Asus EN8800GT 1GB powerful sound problem

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March 7, 2012 12:26:46 PM

Hopefully someone can give me an advice.

I recently just got a Asus EN8800GT 1GB videocard from a friend , he didn't need it anymore because it had the same problem . But I hope it can be solved anyhow.
So , when I insert the videocard , it makes a high continuos noise and I get no signal on my monitor. Can someone figure out what the problem is ?
Here's my pc:

CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium D 925, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 (3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
Source : A-Line ATX12V PX450

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March 7, 2012 12:35:41 PM

does your power supply have a 6 pin pci-e connector? I cant find any information on it. if it does and you have it plugged into the card and you still arent getting video i would say the card is dead
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March 7, 2012 12:51:48 PM

As said above, it sounds like the "I need power" alarm.
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March 7, 2012 1:06:08 PM

"does your power supply have a 6 pin pci-e connector?"
How can I find that out ? With Everest maybe ? Or?... And besides this question , let's say the card would be dead. Is there any chance for a mechanic to get it fixed ?
March 7, 2012 1:14:56 PM

Sorry for the lame question :D  The pci-e connector are those cables that you attach to the cd-rom or floppy or hard disks ?
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March 7, 2012 1:20:53 PM

The PCI-E Connector is the 4, 6 or 8 Pin connector arranged in (top/bottom) 2/2 3/3 or 4/4, usually Black or Red. You will see the Port on either the side or back (inside case) of the graphics card. The Cable comes from your PSU.

March 7, 2012 1:32:33 PM

I don't have a 6 pin pci-e connector cable. I guess i'll have to buy a new power supply unit ?
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March 7, 2012 1:42:47 PM

Alexoi said:
I don't have a 6 pin pci-e connector cable. I guess i'll have to buy a new power supply unit ?


I'm afraid so!

I recommend a quality Corsair, Antec or Seasonic 450W or higher PSU.

March 7, 2012 1:45:51 PM

Aren't there existing cables like a 6-pin connector attachable to an other pin connector to make it work ?
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March 7, 2012 1:56:43 PM

You can get a Molex to 6 pin adapter from any decent hardware store.

(Molex are the ones with 4 pins in a white plastic casing, there are male and female versions and usually have 2 wires)
March 7, 2012 2:02:07 PM

Ok Deadjon thank you very much for your support , and all of you guys that helped me . Last question . From your point of view and knowledge , am I risking too much using a Molex to 6-pin to attach my Psu : A-Line ATX12V PX450 to that specified video card ?
March 7, 2012 2:15:51 PM

450w :D 
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March 7, 2012 2:30:17 PM

I wouldn't recommend it no. Your PSU is quite a low quality one - if you purchased a 450W+ PSU from Corsair, Antec or Seasonic for example you would be perfectly fine.
March 7, 2012 3:09:29 PM

Ok.:p  But would it be a problem if I tried this only once to check if the videocard is working ?
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March 7, 2012 3:42:10 PM

deadjon said:
The PCI-E Connector is the 4, 6 or 8 Pin connector arranged in (top/bottom) 2/2 3/3 or 4/4, usually Black or Red. You will see the Port on either the side or back (inside case) of the graphics card. The Cable comes from your PSU.
:o 
No 4 pin pcie connectors
March 7, 2012 7:52:10 PM

I will ask again :p 

I asked : Ok Deadjon thank you very much for your support , and all of you guys that helped me . Last question . From your point of view and knowledge , am I risking too much using a Molex to 6-pin to attach my Psu : A-Line ATX12V PX450 to that specified video card ?

Deadjon said "I wouldn't recommend it no. Your PSU is quite a low quality one - if you purchased a 450W+ PSU from Corsair, Antec or Seasonic for example you would be perfectly fine. "

And my question was : Ok.:p  But would it be a problem if I tried this only once to check if the videocard is working so i wouldn't buy the PSU for nothing ?
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March 8, 2012 1:11:18 AM

I have never used an Aline power supply, but if it is any good, it would shut off if placed under too much load.

The problem is that some cheaper power supplies, when they fail, will take out the system with it(burn out parts).

It is more then anything about how much 12 volt current a power supply has. It is very doubtful that a 8800GT even needs 100 watts on its own(you still need to run the rest of the system) to run, but many cheaper power supplies will simply not have the needed 12 volt current and instead have more of its power dedicated to its 3.3 and 5 volt rails.

It would be a bit of a gamble either way, but I have run more on less(but my less was an Antec unit).

If you do decide to try this, you would want to ensure you are keeping a very good eye on it.

The power supply is like the heart of a computer, you don't want it to fail, everything replies on it.
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March 8, 2012 7:54:48 AM

delluser1 said:
:o 
No 4 pin pcie connectors


My bad, i should've said "12v Rail Connectors"
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