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Geforce 9600 GT: Not running because of missing power?

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.
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  1. you need to connect the 6 pin power connector...the card may be dead, but you cannot tell until you connect the power.
  2. 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.)
  3. Best answer
    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=N82E16812887001
  4. 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.
  5. Best answer selected by ValterV.
  6. Thank you for your help, guys. :)

    I'll get the adapter and try again.
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