This is true! DON'T do it or you think you kill your cards... It's a horrible sound! I accidentially forgot to plug them both in and wow that sound...Originally Posted by SwishaMane
Dead serious. Last time i powered up a GPU without power cables, the coils went haywire squealing.
1) Even without the power cables, the GPU will still get up to 75 watts of power provided through the PCI-E slot.Originally Posted by Jake3
1. Won't it completely ignore the VGA if it's not connected to power?
2. I have 2 VGAs right now and that's what I'm experimenting with. I plan on disconnecting the power of the one that's not connected to the monitor. Is there going to be any risk of anything frying or something more severe than just the PC not booting?