AGP Video Card- Power supply

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Hi I just purchased a SPARKLE SF8855DT GeForce FX 5500 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card. I am 90% sure that all AGP video cards requires power coming from the power supply right? if so were is the connection on this card for the power supply and does should i assume i have that connecting cable in my computer or is there an adapter that i should consider buying.

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The manual for this card says “some” cards have power connections. That manual name is SPARKLE-En_color-0227.zip (you can search for it on the Sparkle site). If there is a connection on the card, it is white and similar in size to a floppy drive power connector — BUT — do not use a floppy connector. <b>If you have a compatible power supply</b> (many of the cheaper ones won’t), it will have one specifically for the video card (and not all power supplies do).

AGP card slots can pass some power to the video card, BTW. It may not be enough, depending on the exact model card you bought.

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  • Jbbenz
    This is a link to the pic of the video card as you can see there is a small square box that you could connect the power supply to. What is the name of this "pin" connector? also if my power supply doesn't have this connector is there a way to convert any other connector to fit it?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=14-187-043-S01&ISList=14-187-043-S01%2c14-187-043-S02%2c14-187-043-S03%2c14-187-043-S04%2c14-187-043-S05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16814187043&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=SPARKLE%20SF8855DT%20GeForce%20FX%205500%20256MB%20128-bit%20DDR%20AGP%204X%2f8X%20%20Video%20Card
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