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What is the power supply on a gateway fx 7026

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December 28, 2012 11:36:52 PM

Hello,
have a Gateway FX7026, which came with a Nvidia 8800GT video card. It died, so I bought a Gigabyte Nvidia 8800 GT card as a replacement. The connector on the new card is a 3 pin, and the connectors on my pc, and the old card, are 6 pin. The new card has a large Zalman fan on it, and I have looked for a 3 pin adapter, but so far havent found one. Any ideas?
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December 29, 2012 4:41:16 AM

Some of the Gateway FX7026 came with a Delta Electronics DPS- 400RB A 400 Watt power supply unit that has one 6-pin PCI-Express power connector for a discrete graphics card.

You will need to take a look at the label affixed to your power supply unit to determine if this is the model you have.

Your GIGABYTE GeForce 8800 GT requires one 6-pin PCI-Express power connector from the power supply.

What is this 3-pin connector you're speaking of? Do you have a link that you can post for your specific card model?
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December 29, 2012 4:43:36 AM

yeah thats the thing, theres 3 possible powersupplies that came with that pc, hopefully the op knows witch ps he has, and if he has the delta prob be better than the 2 other ones they could of used in the system .

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January 3, 2013 11:13:47 PM

ko888 said:
Some of the Gateway FX7026 came with a Delta Electronics DPS- 400RB A 400 Watt power supply unit that has one 6-pin PCI-Express power connector for a discrete graphics card.

You will need to take a look at the label affixed to your power supply unit to determine if this is the model you have.

Your GIGABYTE GeForce 8800 GT requires one 6-pin PCI-Express power connector from the power supply.

What is this 3-pin connector you're speaking of? Do you have a link that you can post for your specific card model?


It goes directly to the Zalman cooling fan. The card itself has no power supply connector, unlike the earlier card. A friend suggested the connector should be plugged directly into the motherboard, and that some late model cards draw power directly from the motherboard. I looked up the Gigabyte card online, and this fan is supposed to be a big selling point because of the tendency of the 8800 GT to overheat. Any idea where on the motherboard this 3 pin connector would be? Thanks for your help.
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January 4, 2013 1:02:24 AM

firetalker said:
It goes directly to the Zalman cooling fan. The card itself has no power supply connector, unlike the earlier card. A friend suggested the connector should be plugged directly into the motherboard, and that some late model cards draw power directly from the motherboard. I looked up the Gigabyte card online, and this fan is supposed to be a big selling point because of the tendency of the 8800 GT to overheat. Any idea where on the motherboard this 3 pin connector would be? Thanks for your help.

I don't see a 3-pin connector on that card. Where did you buy it from and what is its exact model number?

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January 4, 2013 1:20:10 AM

Thank you for the pictures, that answered on of my questions
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January 4, 2013 1:29:44 AM

found what i needed thanks
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January 4, 2013 1:30:04 AM

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