XFX 7950gt AGP power question

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  1. TeaEtchSee

    TeaEtchSee Master Guru

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    I have a 450watt OCZ and i just wanna know if i need to use 2 power cords and connect it into a single one to run my card?

    thanks
     
  2. Deadman93723

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    The card only has one molex connector on it, also your PSU should be sufficient for that card.

    BTW: It's a great card, good luck.
     
  3. CTman

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    Which OCZ 450W exactly do you have? I think you need a power supply with atleast 22 amps on the (combined) 12V rail(s).

    Anyway, the retail Geforce 7950gt should be included a molex to 6pin pci-e power cable for connecting 2 molex power cables to form one pci-e power cable, which is for the power connector on the 7950gt agp.


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    The molex to 6-pin pci-e power cable is for the pci-e 7950gt; and the molex power cable is for the agp 7950gt; I am constantly thinking about the pci-e 7950gt, even it's clearly about an agp videocard. Sorry for the mistake.

    Any way, one molex power cable is enough for the 7950gt.


    Good luck!
     
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  4. Deadman93723

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    The power connector on the XFX 7950GT AGP is a regular molex connector, not a PCI-E connector.
     

  5. CTman

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    You are right, somehow I am constantly thinking about the pci-e 7950GT instead of the agp 7950gt. :O


    Any way, one molex power cable can do the job, since the powerconnector on the agp 7950gt is just a 4 pins molex instead of the 6 pins pci-e power connector.



    Good luck!
     
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  6. TeaEtchSee

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    Cool, 1 molex :p

    its just that the card came with a dual to single connector and thought i needed to use that.

    PS i have a MODSTREAM 450psu OCZ
     
  7. Deadman93723

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    That's just a splitter, in case you didn't have an extra molex to use.
     
  8. TeaEtchSee

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    This Card ROX.

    I dought 8 series will ever go AGP.

    But by the time then ill be focused on my PS3 HAHA.

    I was about the get an ATI x1950pro but i couldnt confirm Lifetime Warranty
     
  9. Deadman93723

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    Well, I got this card because, even if there is DX10 AGP card, no normal AGP system would be able to handle DX10 graphics. I don't know about the warranty on the 1950pro, I thought about getting one, but to be honest I'm a nVidia guy, so I jumped at the 7950GT AGP.

    I'm sure like me, you have noticed a CPU bottleneck, but that's OK, it just means you/I have the most powerful card our systems can handle.
     

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