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1. KO = ?? is it the same as th GT just clocked higher at the factory?

2. What do I need to hook up to this? At first I was like 'Hmm K I'll just hook up whatever and hope it works' Hooking two 12V to it seems a tad bit much. Please forgive my noobishness as this is my first PCI-Express and first 7 series card.
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what in the hell is that??? XD
I hook up one 4-pin molex to my MOBO to run SLi, but that is 6-series... so it could be completely different for the 7-series... my only suggestion is RTFM ? (even though I know gfx card manuals are nearly worthless)
    
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That's simply the PCI express adapter for use with your graphics card. Only use it if your power supply doesn't already have one. But yeah you just pop two molex plugs into it and it should just go.
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Some older power supplies do not have the 6 pin connectors that go to the video card. That is a 4 pin to 6 pin converter. You do not need to use it if your PSU already has the 6 pin pci-e auxiliary power connector.

EDIT: Kimon beat me to it.
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It says to connect the power and then it shows the black end being connected. I RTFM. I read that step twice I'll scan it later and show you the exact page of TFM i'm looking at.

Kimon@Tubnotub1

Thanks hehe I was like "OMG WHICH ONES!!!" at TFM, but yeah I just went and looked at the connectors on the PSU and I have one I was wondering when I first looked at it where it went, should have been paying attention.
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so the 7-series card require more power than the PCI-e bus can provide? whoa... looks like Ill need a PSU upgrade before getting a 7-series, since I dont have 2 4-pin molex connectors left, and I certainly dont have that pci-e connector on my PSU.
    
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Ok so what does the KO mean? Is it just a slightly higher factory clock on the 7900GT? Or is it different and will it clock higher than a regular GT?

I thought I was getting a regular 7900GT...
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It says to connect the power and then it shows the black end being connected. I RTFM. I read that step twice I'll scan it later and show you the exact page of TFM i'm looking at.

Kimon@Tubnotub1

Thanks hehe I was like "OMG WHICH ONES!!!" at TFM, but yeah I just went and looked at the connectors on the PSU and I have one I was wondering when I first looked at it where it went, should have been paying attention.
No problem . Oh and to your first question yes it is just a 7900Gt overclocked from the shop.
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post #9 of 17
eVGA "KO" designates, a higher then normal factory overclock, and a different cooling solution, one that is more efficient. For your 7900 GT if you look at the stock HSF you will notice that there is copper covering all of the RAM chips, in non "KO" versions the RAM chips are left naked.
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Yeah lol I was all prepared to bust out the tiny stick-on copper heatsinks and then I got the card out of the box and said "Oh well darn someone beat me to it..."

So it should clock as high as a GT then?
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