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I recently installed a Nvidia Geforce 7600 gs graphics card into my system however when i switch the computer on it says that there is insufficient power to the graphics card. what could i do to get sufficient power to the bgraphics card?????

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Get a larger power supply

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Get a power supply that is at least 100W bigger than your current one. I would also suggest not buying some cheap no-name thing, but spending the extra money on a quality power supply.

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Did your card have some power supply connector?

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And is it plugged in?

Bob

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power to graphics card

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it has a power supply connector on the back of it but i don't have a clue where it connects to.

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Time to read the install instructions.

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I don't have them to check your work.

Bob

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read installation guide

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it doesn't tell me anywhere in the installation guide where to put the additional power supply!!!!!!!!

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Supply a link to that manual.

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They may have made some assumptions that you would know what connections go where. I don't know which exact card and manual you have so supply a link for members to look at.

Bob

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manual

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Link, Comment.

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Simple

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Grab any free rectangular 4-pin plug that will reach, and plug that in. If you don't have a free one, you'll have to track down a y-splitter, which will cost a couple of bucks. If you still get the lack of power message, refer to my previous post about the larger power supply.

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relpy

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cheers i got one of them so i plug one end into the graphics crad but where does the other one go

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Figure it out

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Even if you know nothing about electronics, this should be very simple to figure out with a little common sense. Seeing is how I'm a huge fan of common sense, and am ever mortified at its rapid decline in the world, this is my meager effort to help try and restore some of that to the world.

Work it out... You had one power connector, which was plugged into something, and then you attached the Y-splitter to make it two... You have two things you need to have plugged in order for them to work properly... Because if you have a connector left over, that would mean you didn't need the y-splitter at all.

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i didnt have a power conecctor connected to something

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i have a cable coming from the power supply but the graphics card connector is different from the power supply connector.

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Need pictures.

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Since you haven't described what you have well, maybe you can take pictures and share them via some picture sharing site.

Bob

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what picture sharing site did ya have in mind

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Your choice.

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If your graphics card...a PNY 7600GS has a separate power

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connector ....you need to attach the applicable plug from the Power Supply (PSU) to the connector on the video card (GPU). If your PSU does not have the right connector for your GPU, you could (1)get a converter cable for the 'PSU to the GPU' (2) get a new PSU that has the right connector or (3) a different GPU which doesn't require a separate power source or one that matches you current PSU have. In the interim, suggest using the old CPU.

Best,
VAPCMD

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i am going to follow the first step with a converter where would i get a cable like that from on the internet? what type of cable converter am i looking for. cheers

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(NT) Where do you shop online for PC parts ?

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Tigerdirect.com

Ok this is what you need to do. I am assuming your are using an AGP system. Check the 12V rail on your Power Supply (should have a rating on the power supply idicating a 12V and an amp rating underneath), this is the power to your AGP Slot. If your 12V Rail has less then 20A, you can forget using that power supply. If it has more, disconnect your floppy drive power supply cable and PLUG IT INTO YOUR VIDEOCARD. This will work. Who needs a floppy these days anyways. If you dont have a AGP system reply to this or if you dont have a floppy drive. If you need a new power supply get a brand name one rated 350W +, good ones are Enermax, Cooler Master, Antec, and a couple others

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right cheers mate i'll try that tonight and i will let ya know, cheers for ya help.

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