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the Darkness VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

Does the 5700LE require that it be connected to your power source? Some of the newer cards do, but I can find no info as to if this one does. Anyone know? Thanks.




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#2 13 years ago

Your best bet would be to call the place you intend on purchasing from and ask directly. I found 4 cards on Tiger Direct and of the four 1 required a direct connection to the power supply and 3 did not specify. Again, make a phone call, e-mail or do both. Spending good money on something your not sure about can cost you big headaches in return.




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#3 13 years ago

I remember reading about the GeForce FX series before they were released, amazed at how powerful it must be if it needed its own power cable... so I think some GeForce FX cards do require them, although I don't know if it applies to all. I always skip a generation of cards, so I went straight from a GeForce 4 to a GeForce 6800, so I have no experience with the FX. I'll look around though... EDIT: I can't seem to find any writing that confirms it or not, but judging from pictures of the card that I found via a Google image search AND Overclockers.co.uk, I'd say it doesn't need its own power cable (no socket so far as I can see).




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#4 13 years ago

I have a Geforce Fx5700 ultra and it has an extra power cable, so it is possible the 5700le does.




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#5 13 years ago

As long as you have AGP 8X, the 5700LE will not need an extra power cable.




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#6 13 years ago

If it does you normally get a splitter with it anyway.