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.
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 ).
(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.