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Old 03-28-2006, 04:34 AM   #1
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I was reading a review of the AGP 6600gt and it said it required an external power source. Can anyone tell me if this is right, and if so, what would I need to do other than plug the card into the AGP slot? Sorry I am new to installing hardware.
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:42 AM   #2
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For a 6600GT AGP...it just requires being plugged into the AGP slot and possibly a 4 pin molex connector in the back of it...nothing else though. No external power source.
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What does the molex connector plug in to?
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Sometimes they plug into the video card itself to supply power for the fan I believe, my card does it and is very similar to the 6600GT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

Doesn't look like that one needs one.
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Sorry I meant where does the molex connector from the graphics card go to. The motherboard?
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The Power supply, the power supply powers the components including the motherboard with a 20 or 24 pin connector. All the 4 pin molex cables come out of the power supply.
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And I won't have to buy anything seperate? It should come with the graphics card right?
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Incase you mean the power supply coming with the graphics card....No. The video card needs to be ordered by itself...if it is put in a system with a power supply, which every system thats running has a power supply then you are fine with just buying the video card.
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