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How to connect 8880gtx

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October 19, 2012 10:13:05 PM

right i have a 550w psu with only 2 molex connectors. now if were to buy 2 of these.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-WAY-INTERNAL-DEVICE-POWER-S...
then 2 of these would this power my card ok?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-pin-MOLEX-to-6-pin-POWER-AD...

this is the card im thinking of buying
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/nVidia-GeForce-8800GTX-768M-D...

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October 19, 2012 10:22:57 PM

likely but i cant gaurantee it
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October 19, 2012 10:32:50 PM

I'd would check the amperage required, as the 8800GTX are a bit power hungry
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October 19, 2012 10:40:10 PM

what about the 9800gt do they take one pci e plug or 2? and how many pins?
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October 19, 2012 10:48:19 PM

seanycozzie24v said:
what about the 9800gt do they take one pci e plug or 2? and how many pins?


The 8800 GT and 9800 GT are the same exact cards and require only one PCIE power connecter and a decent PSU with at least 26 amps on the 12v rail.

However the 8800 GTX is more powerful and requires two PCIE power connecters and a slightly beefier psu.
October 19, 2012 10:48:44 PM

is a 550w psu enough to power a 9800gt
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October 19, 2012 10:50:21 PM

seanycozzie24v said:
is a 550w psu enough to power a 9800gt


It depends on the amperage and brand. What model is your PSU?
October 19, 2012 10:56:35 PM

dont know the make but i know the specs.
550w psu
+5v=35A
+12=24A
-12v=0.5A
+3.3v=22A
+5vSB=2A
October 19, 2012 10:59:18 PM

i think i got a bit of a bargain. a 1GB 9800GT Boxed for £21. with free postage!!
what connector does it take though? is it the 6pin D shape pci e connector or the square shape 6 pin pci e connector?
a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 11:08:29 PM

seanycozzie24v said:
i think i got a bit of a bargain. a 1GB 9800GT Boxed for £21. with free postage!!
what connector does it take though? is it the 6pin D shape pci e connector or the square shape 6 pin pci e connector?



http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie6plus2.... 8 pin with break away for 6 pin cards.
October 19, 2012 11:19:01 PM

also does the psu have enough power to run the card ok?
a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 11:21:03 PM

The 9800 GT is 6 pin and your PSU should be able to run it if it's a quality brand.
October 19, 2012 11:49:46 PM

thanks for that bud! is it an ok card?? also is £19 a good price?
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October 19, 2012 11:57:22 PM

seanycozzie24v said:
thanks for that bud! is it an ok card?? also is £19 a good price?


19 pounds is great! It is an older card however it isn't bad.
October 20, 2012 12:04:46 AM

so i can run older games on it no problem then? say round games released round 06 07. also how does it fair up to newer games??
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October 20, 2012 12:12:05 AM

seanycozzie24v said:
so i can run older games on it no problem then? say round games released round 06 07. also how does it fair up to newer games??


A lot of older games (up to 2009) have the 9800 GT as the recommended card and newer more graphically strenuous games state it as the minimum.
October 20, 2012 12:15:34 AM

fantastic!!!! very happy with the card now! got a great deal!!! also they any good for overclocking
October 20, 2012 12:17:02 AM

also should run on windows 7 ultimate x86? also my board should be ok too shoudnt it.
its a ECS G31T-M7 V7.0
October 20, 2012 12:17:40 AM

and my cpu is a intel pentium dual core e2200 overclocked to 2.75GHZ
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October 20, 2012 12:42:01 AM

That 9800 GT is a pretty good match for your system however I wouldn't try overclocking with that card unless you get a better PSU.
October 20, 2012 1:11:55 AM

thanks for all the info you have been a massive help!!!
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October 20, 2012 3:16:15 AM

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