9500pro Question

zental

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You know how on the 9500pro's you have to plug them into the PSU as well as the agp slot. Well, you know how it comes with that little connector/splitter/extender cord thingy. You plugged it into a molex connector and got another molex + the smaller one that you plugged into the video card. Did that thing do anything besides just give you more plugs? Because my card just fried last week, and I had the thing plugged into a main power lead instead of through that and I think that's what did it. It was running for a week like that, then i moved it into my case and used a differnt lead but the same plug type and it wouldnt boot up, then it flamed and i switched back to the splitter and it worked for a day then it died, so I RMA'd it.

Anyone have experience or can tell me what happened? Does that cord actually change something? It looks exactly like the regular power lead ones. =( Thanks for the info

-The Zent
Barton 2500+,Abit NF7-S V2, Fortron 350W, 2x512 Geil pc3200, ATi Radeon 9500pro
 

twofruitz

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cord = 1 end to 2 ends

1 end into current psu molex connector.
1 end to agp
other end must go to HDD.

changeing that last one is what the user manual says and its what got my 9800pro working.



2.6C @ 3.25G (Zalman 7000AU-ALCU HSF)
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GeXcube 9800pro @ 450/750
80G Seagate S-ATA150
Antec Super Lanboy w/ 350 Smart Blue PSU
 

pauldh

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I have a IS7, 2.6C, and 9800 Pro. But I am not OC'in at all. I am curious as to your scores in 3dmark03, 2001se, and Aquamark. Do you have a compare link for your scores with that huge OC you are running?

ABIT IS7, P4 2.6C, 512MB Corsair TwinX PC3200LL, Radeon 9800 Pro, Santa Cruz, TruePower 430watt