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#1 legoman786

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 10:06 AM

i was wondering, if and when i do get a new vid card and my PSU cant give it enuf power, can i hook up my PSU from my old AMD K6-2 system? its got that push-in (on), pop-out (off) button. get the wire need thru one of the expansion slots and have the PSU like on top of my case and leave it on. is it possible or just plain weird?

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:19 AM

most motherboards dont have two psu slots...and youd probably fry your motherboard and anything attached to it.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 12:05 PM

what i mean is say that my PSU cannot suport the vid card, i hook up another PSU just to the power slot on the vid card. would that work or is it just plain crazy?

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:12 AM

what i mean is say that my PSU cannot suport the vid card, i hook up another PSU just to the power slot on the vid card. would that work or is it just plain crazy?

Speaking in a logical way I don't see why it wouldn't work. That is as long its only running your video card. I am not 100% sure though.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:23 AM

Hi,

I've done a similair thing - but used the second PSU to supply power to my 80mm fans, Hard Drives and CD-ROMS, leaving the main PSU only for the mobo and graphics. Works well, as long as the secondary PSU is turned on before the primary system.

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:08 AM

cool, thats the answer i've been longing for. thanx

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 11:46 PM

Hey Lego,

Be careful..huh!

A lot of these suggestions are for expert computer techs.

Don't fry your computer or yourself.

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