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Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby airwolf » Sun May 08, 2011 3:40 pm

ok i bought a Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM but i dont know if it will work so i need to test it but theres another problem i have only a 400W power supply and it doesnt hawe an 6pin and 8pin connectors so i thought to make something like this

use 2x of these
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1 of this

http://cgi.ebay.com/4-Pin-6-Pin-PCI-E-Y ... 563f40e3bc

and 1 of this

http://cgi.ebay.com/IDE-4-pin-PCI-E-8-p ... 3f03bfc0b3

ill connect the first adapters to 2 5.25 3 pin cables and then connect the other two adapters to them my question is will it hurt my system? :whistle
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby airwolf » Sun May 08, 2011 5:46 pm

OK didn't wait for the reply did it but its interesting it seems that the system is booting but there's no video could this be because of the low power output from the power supply or it means that the video card is dead?
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby augie » Sun May 08, 2011 6:27 pm

Ya, PSU is too weak. That's a pair of 9800GT's you got in there. When I ran a couple of 9800GT's, they only worked with my Antec Earthwatts 500W or above. Using a cheap PSU at that wattage could kill your rig. Try a Corsair CX600W, that will last you forever. Good luck man. I'm not sure if the card is dead, just that you don't have enough power.

Heck, even a single 9800GT would not boot with a good 450W PSU in my case. They were just not designed for that kind of power draw.
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby Grav!ty » Sun May 08, 2011 6:34 pm

airwolf wrote:OK didn't wait for the reply did it but its interesting it seems that the system is booting but there's no video could this be because of the low power output from the power supply or it means that the video card is dead?


It's probably the power or lack of it. That card I believe needs a minimum of 600W power supply.

Maybe you can test the card in a friends PC if they have the PSU requirements, so that you know it works before you lay out the bucks for a new PSU.
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby augie » Sun May 08, 2011 7:01 pm

Ya, I second trying out the card first. This is my PSU but it might be expensive in your area. Your call as long as it has a pair of 6-pin connectors if you can't afford that. How many Litas did you pay for the card?
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby airwolf » Sun May 08, 2011 8:34 pm

well now you could only get it for 500Litas but i bought it for a 100Litas cuss the man that sold it to me didn't event know what hes selling ^*^ ^*^ the best shop to get parts in lithuania is only http://parduotuve.entiumas.lt/ and any other i tried to find a friend with that computer specs but no luck :-? , basically whem my 8600GTS was burned my computer wouldent even boot up but now it does with this card, every led is active but no video output not from HDMI not from DVI 1 or DVI 2 ill try to get a 600W PSU and i tkink it should be enough, Oh and CX 600 costs 197 Lt heres the link http://parduotuve.entiumas.lt/index.php ... R&filtras= i think ill try to buy a new power supply and risk it =] BTW has anyone tested it on CORSAIR CX600 ???
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby augie » Mon May 09, 2011 5:15 pm

airwolf wrote:well now you could only get it for 500Litas but i bought it for a 100Litas cuss the man that sold it to me didn't event know what hes selling ^*^ ^*^ the best shop to get parts in lithuania is only http://parduotuve.entiumas.lt/ and any other i tried to find a friend with that computer specs but no luck :-? , basically whem my 8600GTS was burned my computer wouldent even boot up but now it does with this card, every led is active but no video output not from HDMI not from DVI 1 or DVI 2 ill try to get a 600W PSU and i tkink it should be enough, Oh and CX 600 costs 197 Lt heres the link http://parduotuve.entiumas.lt/index.php ... R&filtras= i think ill try to buy a new power supply and risk it =] BTW has anyone tested it on CORSAIR CX600 ???


Sorry but you now threw out a new issue so now I can't say anything because of your mobo. What I can say is the CX should work but make sure it has the 12V+ amps needed, I'm sure it does but it doesn't hurt taking a second look considering the money involved here. I just looked at the conversion factor between our currencies and I see why it costs 200 Litas for the CX.

1 Canadian Dollar (CAD) = 2.45453 Lithuanian Litas (LTL)
which sounds about right. As to your GX2, that sounds about right too for an old board as the regular shops over here don't even sell it anymore though it's still a good video card for $45 CDN.

I was quite embarrassed when I went to your parduotuve site(means store folks) and saw how much of the language I've lost over the years. :embarrassed: Oh well, that's life.;)
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby airwolf » Mon May 09, 2011 5:48 pm

well i got an even more interesnig problem i went to a store and asked them to test out my video card with a 600W EVEREST PSU and 600W CORSAIR and 650W CORSAIR none seemed to display any video when turned on but the computer booted fine they say it could be my BIOS version is too old ill try to update it and try again maybe it will help =]
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby augie » Mon May 09, 2011 6:08 pm

airwolf wrote:well i got an even more interesnig problem i went to a store and asked them to test out my video card with a 600W EVEREST PSU and 600W CORSAIR and 650W CORSAIR none seemed to display any video when turned on but the computer booted fine they say it could be my BIOS version is too old ill try to update it and try again maybe it will help =]


That doesn't make any sense man! Before you try to upgrade your BIOS, check the change logs first. If they don't mention your issue between your version and the newest one then don't even bother trying as it's not the issue.

As manau kad yie niera tikri techs. Seems like your good deal perhaps got sour.:(
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Re: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GX2 1GB RAM

Postby augie » Mon May 09, 2011 6:12 pm

augie wrote:
airwolf wrote:well i got an even more interesnig problem i went to a store and asked them to test out my video card with a 600W EVEREST PSU and 600W CORSAIR and 650W CORSAIR none seemed to display any video when turned on but the computer booted fine they say it could be my BIOS version is too old ill try to update it and try again maybe it will help =]


That doesn't make any sense man! Before you try to upgrade your BIOS, check the change logs first. If they don't mention your issue between your version and the newest one then don't even bother trying as it's not the issue.

As manau kad yie niera tikri techs. Seems like your sweet deal perhaps got sour.:(
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