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PCI-E 6-pin power cord question!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by titaniumx3, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. titaniumx3


    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 5,753

    I'm having some PSU problems and was wondering, is it possible to damage the graphics card if the 6-pin PCI-E connector was attached to the card, but no power was being supplied through it?

    (The card in question is a radeon x1900xt)
  2. senorstealth


    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 276

    Location: down the pub

    Nope shouldn't damage the card, the lack of power just means that the card will clock slower
  3. titaniumx3


    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 5,753

    The thing that worries me is that I saw blue spark/flame like things coming out from underneath the red heatsink strip (near the back end of the card). :eek:

    The GPU fan was still running, but obviously I turned the computer off as soon as I saw this.
  4. squiffy


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    You could fit PCI-E into the HD/optical drive outputs, and vice versa with the Enermax Liberty range of PSU's, the connectors are colour coded.
  5. titaniumx3


    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 5,753

    BTW, do you think the Enermax Liberty 400W could run this system?:

    Athlon64 3500+ ([email protected])
    2x512mb DDR400 RAM
    Asus A8N-E Mobo
    Radeon X1900XT 512mb
    Creative Soundcard
    2x120gb hard disks in raid-0
    1x250gb hard disk
    2x120mm fans,2x80cm fans

    The 400W Enermax Liberty does seem to have some hefty 12v rails.
  6. danceMB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,015

    IMO opinion you cant go wrong with Tagan PSU range. Yes, they might be a little pricey for what they are, but they are the most solid PSU's you can get and wont ever let you down