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Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by windyvoice, May 26, 2009.

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    windyvoice Guest

    When I installed my new card, I forgot to put in the second pcie power
    connector. It slowly booted but showed a blank screen in windows. I opened
    the box and saw what I had done, connected the second pcie connector, closed
    the box plugged it in and it booted fine. I don't see anything wrong but
    could I have caused damage that will bite me later, like overheating the
    card because of this? Thanks.
    windyvoice, May 26, 2009
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    Dr. Who Guest

    Dr. Who, May 26, 2009
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    windyvoice Guest

    Appreciate it. I'm used to the older cards. These newfangled ones
    frighten me. The last computer I built was in 2002. Just got a new one
    last year. New tech is so delicate, the old stuff you could throw across
    the room and the use. Thanks.
    windyvoice, May 26, 2009
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    Dr. Who Guest

    I think we have all made the same mistake at least once. I know I have. Some
    video cards send a message to your monitor during boot up that you need to
    connect the power connector if you forget. During normal operation the card
    doesn't need as much power, it's when you play a 3D game that it ramps up
    the speed and needs the extra juice.
    Dr. Who, May 27, 2009
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