Help installing a Graphics card

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  1. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    Do PCI Express graphics cards need to be plugged into the power supply to work? I just got a PNY GeForce 8500 GT to replace my integrated graphics but when I went to install it I didn't notice any conector on the card to hook the power supply up to, and neither did I see a free connector from the power supply either.

    So should it work if I just pop it into the PCI x16 spot? (Will the mother board power it?)

    I'm new at this so any one offering their experience and knowlege will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Red04Cobra Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on the card. PCI Express provides a certain amount of power, but some of the more power hungry cards take more power than the bus provides. So that's why the use 6 pin PCIX power connector. You should be fine with what you've got.
     
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    Thanks man. I got it in and installed the drivers and everything is working great now!

    Thanks for your response!
     

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