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Please Tell Me I Installed My Video Card Right.


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#1 jorywlu

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:04 PM

I just installed my first videocard, an Radeon X850XT, I just finished installing the ATI software. I was told to be sure not to forget to plug in the fan, not I plug the cable into the video card, and then the other 4 pin connection into an empty adaption, now, the video card power cable has another adapter on it. I just left it, and tucked it in the computer, I am assuming the is an adapter for the next device I install that requires power. Is this right? If it is. I just did a great job, if not. In about 30 minutes, my card is going to be fried.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 09:48 PM

Yup, it sounds like you did it correctly. Good luck and let us know if it worked out okay.
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 12:56 AM

MY GOD, what a difference. This new video card is unbelievable. I upgraded from a power color X800GT to a Sapphire X850XT and this card is twice if not more. I have a 32 inch LCD HDTV as my monitar, and with my old card the computer would play DVD's with a lot of distorsion, with this new one, it converts DVD's to HD output, and it is like a 32 inch theater sceen keep in mind my room is only 10x10 feet. I am installed it correctly, I was worried I was going to mess something up.

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 01:58 AM

No, the other adapter is just an extension, so if you have something else you had to unplug to plug your vid card in. You can plug that item back in again.

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 10:07 AM

MY GOD, what a difference. This new video card is unbelievable. I upgraded from a power color X800GT to a Sapphire X850XT and this card is twice if not more. I have a 32 inch LCD HDTV as my monitar, and with my old card the computer would play DVD's with a lot of distorsion, with this new one, it converts DVD's to HD output, and it is like a 32 inch theater sceen keep in mind my room is only 10x10 feet. I am installed it correctly, I was worried I was going to mess something up.



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