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Geforce 9600 GT: Not running because of missing power?

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December 3, 2012 4:48:04 PM

I've been given a Geforce 9600 GT 512MB Pci-E graphic card (Club 3D brand); it looks good but I don't know if it's working or not.

I installed it into a PC with Win XP, but its power supply doesn't have the 6-pin power connector for Pci-Express cards (required by the card).
When the PC booted there was no video signal going to monitor (monitor remained in stand-by), on either DVI ports.

Now my question is: the card not outputting any signal, shows that:
A) The card is dead; or
B) Card is Ok, but without the 6-pin power input it cannot even begin to work?
(the card is rated at 95W max power draw)

PS: I know I could use a 2 Molex to 6-Pin adapter, but I'd like to know if B) above can be true, before purchasing it.

PS2: Power supply is 600W, so it would be fine powering the card.
a b U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 4:52:45 PM

you need to connect the 6 pin power connector...the card may be dead, but you cannot tell until you connect the power.
a c 80 U Graphics card
December 3, 2012 4:53:54 PM

Well sure, if it has a 6-pin power input then it needs a 6-pin power imput.

(Also, double check that you have the GT model and not the GTX or S... Not sure many of those came with a 6-pin imput.)
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December 3, 2012 4:55:21 PM
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You must connect a PCIe (6-pin) power source to the 9600GT for it to work. A molex to PCIe adapter will do the trick. One like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 3, 2012 5:04:57 PM

DarkSable said:
Well sure, if it has a 6-pin power input then it needs a 6-pin power imput.

Yes, it makes sense, but I think some cards with auxiliary power connectors will work even without any power connected to it - at least at a low working load (e.g. booting, Windows' desktop).
I seem to remember my Radeon X800XT AGP (on another PC) worked ok without its Molex power connected (not while running Crysis, of course ;)  ).

DarkSable said:
(Also, double check that you have the GT model and not the GTX or S

From the card S/N, model is GT. And it has a 6-pin connector for sure.
December 4, 2012 11:59:27 AM

Best answer selected by ValterV.
December 4, 2012 12:01:10 PM

Thank you for your help, guys. :) 

I'll get the adapter and try again.
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