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General question about Graphics cards

I'm looking into upgrading the Graphics Card on my desktop. (Nothing cutting edge, just something where I could play an MMO game without serious lag.) I have noticed that some graphics cards have seperate memory and even a seperate fan for cooling. Would I need to plug in the Graphics card to a second location on the motherboard to operate the fan on the graphics card, or would just plugging the card into the graphic card slot take care of that?

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Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

While I might note this link -> http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/12/03/best_graphics_card/ you left out far too much detail for me to note much else.

Bob

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I'm just wondering if in general just plugging in the Graphics card into the slot will be enough for the graphics card and the attached fan or would something seperate need to be plugged in for the fan on the graphics card?

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Require a connection to the power supply.

Bob

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