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ok, so i wanna run my 8800GT on my current system - not my sig rig
. But i tried putting the card into the PC, and plugging in the PSU that i use for my sig rig, into the card, using the system's native PSU for everything else (it can't power the GT). but when i turned the psus on, nothing happened. The fan for the card and the PSU (the card's PSU) didn't spin... Any ideas why?

the rig i wanna use the card in is a Packard Bell. Athlon 3400+ S939, with a PCIe X600XT (cooled by a heatisink and not needing an external connector)

The PSU of the PC doesn't list amperge ratings but it's a 315W unit... i'd be glad for any help provided
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post #2 of 18
A 315W PSU? It won't be able to handle 8800GT. You need a good 450W PSU with 28A on 12v rails.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/22/08 at 8:26am
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i tried running the card off of my Hiper, which runs the card perfectly in my sig rig
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post #4 of 18
not a hope in hell your psu will be able to power that

oh ok, did you make sure the card is fully seated in the slot?
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post #5 of 18
it will never work in that rig. you going to need about 20A on a single rail just for that card alone. so you will need a new PSU about 500W with a 2 dedicated Rail for the PCI-E @ 20A shouldd do it.

otherwise move on
Edited by usman_hussain1987 - 5/22/08 at 8:38am
    
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post #6 of 18
The card with a c2d and decent specs shouldn't use anymore than 300W on load. But it sounds like your PSU is ancient and just doesn't have enough amperage on the 12V rail. Switch around your power supply and it'll work.
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also, isnt the 8800GT pcie 2.0, it could be that the pcie slot on your mobo is the old pcie ones
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
ok, so i wanna run my 8800GT on my current system - not my sig rig
. But i tried putting the card into the PC, and plugging in the PSU that i use for my sig rig, into the card, using the system's native PSU for everything else (it can't power the GT). but when i turned the psus on, nothing happened. The fan for the card and the PSU (the card's PSU) didn't spin... Any ideas why?

the rig i wanna use the card in is a Packard Bell. Athlon 3400+ S939, with a PCIe X600XT (cooled by a heatisink and not needing an external connector)

The PSU of the PC doesn't list amperge ratings but it's a 315W unit... i'd be glad for any help provided
You wont

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also, isnt the 8800GT pcie 2.0, it could be that the pcie slot on your mobo is the old pcie ones
PCO-e 2.0 is backwards compatible, that wouldnt factor in
    
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post #9 of 18
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guys, thanks for the help, but

i am not using the 315W PSU for the card - i can't. it does not have any PCIe connectors

i am using the 580W PSU. which works with my sig rig... maybe it might be a case of an old PCIe slot, but then isn't the 8800GT backwards compatible?
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OK, it looks like everyone is missing your point, you need to jump your sig psu my connecting the green guy to one of the black guys in order to have it turn on.
    
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