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Old July 18th 07, 01:22 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Mick[_4_]
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I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

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Old July 18th 07, 01:37 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Bob Knowlden
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That's an SLI (scalable link interface) connector. It permits 2 identical
video cards to be used to produce a single image, with increased
performance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface

(SLI was originally from 3dfx, and it meant scan line interleaving. nVidia
acquired some of the assets of 3dfx when that company died in 2002. The
assets must have included the SLI trademark.)

HTH.

Address scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.

"Mick" wrote in message
...
I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

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Old July 18th 07, 01:37 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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http://www.techreport.com/etc/2004q2/nvidia-sli/index.x

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"Mick" wrote in message
...
I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

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Old July 18th 07, 06:23 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Mick[_4_]
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Bob Knowlden wrote:

That's an SLI (scalable link interface) connector. It permits 2
identical video cards to be used to produce a single image, with
increased performance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface

(SLI was originally from 3dfx, and it meant scan line interleaving.
nVidia acquired some of the assets of 3dfx when that company died in
2002. The assets must have included the SLI trademark.)

HTH.

Address scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.

"Mick" wrote in message
...
I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus
board with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on
the top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The
manual says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

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Ah - that explains it - many thanks folks

Mick

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Old July 18th 07, 09:18 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Dr. Richard Cranium
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ah yes. 3Dfx, SLI voodoo2's


a little bit of history can be found he

http://www.smokeypoint.com/3dfx.htm

rumoured that Nvidea will be using the 3Dfx API (soon ?).

if they do bring back the 3Dfx API - I'll purchase Nvidea again.

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"Mick" wrote in message ...
I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

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Old July 18th 07, 11:33 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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You need to attach an additional connector to the power supply in order to
run the card without burning it up from low power.

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DaveW
"Mick" wrote in message
...
I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

--



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Old July 19th 07, 12:08 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Phil Weldon
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'DaveW' wrote:
| You need to attach an additional connector to the power supply in order to
| run the card without burning it up from low power.
_____

The top edge connectors are, as every other responder has noted, for SLI
operation of twin nVidia based video cards.

Low power will not burn up a video card.

Phil Weldon



"DaveW" wrote in message
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| You need to attach an additional connector to the power supply in order to
| run the card without burning it up from low power.
|
| --
| ---------------------
| DaveW
| "Mick" wrote in message
| ...
| I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
| with PCI-E.
| I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
| Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
| top edge - suggesting an additional power source?
|
| Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
| says nothing ....
|
| Regards
|
| Mick
|
| --
|
|
|


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Old July 19th 07, 02:22 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Ed Forsythe
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Hi Dave,
I think you may be confusing video cards with refrigerators. ;-))
"DaveW" wrote in message
...
You need to attach an additional connector to the power supply in order to
run the card without burning it up from low power.

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DaveW
"Mick" wrote in message
...
I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
with PCI-E.
I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
top edge - suggesting an additional power source?

Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
says nothing ....

Regards

Mick

--





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Old July 19th 07, 02:58 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Larry Roberts
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On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:33:50 -0700, "DaveW" wrote:

You need to attach an additional connector to the power supply in order to
run the card without burning it up from low power.



You do realize the OP is referring to a 7600GT PCI-e, not an
AGP? The PCI-e version has no power connector.
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Old July 19th 07, 03:30 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Phil Weldon
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'Ed Forsythe' wrote:
| Hi Dave,
| I think you may be confusing video cards with refrigerators. ;-))
_____

SLI refrigerators - now that's a concept B^)

Phil Weldon

"Ed Forsythe" wrote in message
...
| Hi Dave,
| I think you may be confusing video cards with refrigerators. ;-))
| "DaveW" wrote in message
| ...
| You need to attach an additional connector to the power supply in order
to
| run the card without burning it up from low power.
|
| --
| ---------------------
| DaveW
| "Mick" wrote in message
| ...
| I had to swap my motherboard out - so took advantage of an Asus board
| with PCI-E.
| I bought an Xpert Vision GeForce7600GT video card - PCI-E version.
| Once I got it in the slot, I noticed the small set of contacts on the
| top edge - suggesting an additional power source?
|
| Am I right? Anybody know what these contact are meant for? The manual
| says nothing ....
|
| Regards
|
| Mick
|
| --
|
|
|
|
|


 




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