I bought a brand new ATI Radeon X700 Pro PCIe (PCI Express) 256MB graphics card. I don't know what "needs 1 X16 lane" means.
I need to install this on my T6412, which has a free PCI slot, and it has one black slot free near the middle of the mobo. One of my PCI
slots is occupied by a Wireless adapter.
I checked the power supply, it's a Bestec Model - ATX-300-12E. Rev. D. So it's peak power with all voltages,
12, 5, 3.3 is about 288Watts, and with only 5, 3.3 is only about 180 Watts. It's dimensions are 5 15/16" W x 3 5/8" H x 5 3/8" D (depth).
So if I were to upgrade the supply, is there a nice supply I can buy?
Then I have a question - is there some sort of external power I need to plug into the card? I have the installation manual in front of
me and I'm trying to make sense of it now.
Just curious 1) Should I put a 400W or 500W supply in, and 2) Does the card have an extra cable (I'll keep checking the manual).
And 3). Do I really need to uninstall the drivers for the onboard video? I think if I install the new card that it will automatically disable
the onboard. I just didn't want to do that extra step.
Any help appreciated. I can wait a day or two to do this job.
Thank you. Here is a link to a forum post that discusses this: https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/emachines-t6412-upgrade-options-142747/
I'm beginning to wonder if I got the wrong card. Should I not have bought the PCIe, but instead, the PCI?
Edited by PetarSickey, 07 September 2016 - 06:04 AM.