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Windows 7: New rig + Radeon 6950 = trouble

19 Jan 2011   #21
RLapin

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
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This is what the GeForce 8800M GT looks like:



In other words... won't work.
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Seems like I could stick it into one of the slots
You could try..... and destroy the card..... or damage your MB
Well, I'd love a decent explanation =)
I'm sure that I can secure the thing in the case...so where would the damage come from?


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19 Jan 2011   #22
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Honestly I don't have all the answers so If you want to try it, go for it, it's your rig.

I'm sure the pin configuration and power requirements are different, but I didn't build the thing and have no proof. Nor did I do any researce on it. I'm just thinking that thing was made for a laptop, not a desktop

Again, If you feel like you want to prove otherwise, go for it. I'm sure you'll let us know the results
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19 Jan 2011   #23
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I can tell you right now the power that comes out of a full blown PCI-E slot will fry that sunuvabitch in a heartbeat... if you even got it to seat properly. There are way too many contacts on the 8800M to fit in ANY desktop motherboard slot.
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19 Jan 2011   #24
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RLapin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
You could try..... and destroy the card..... or damage your MB
Well, I'd love a decent explanation =)
I'm sure that I can secure the thing in the case...so where would the damage come from?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
I can tell you right now the power that comes out of a full blown PCI-E slot will fry that sunuvabitch in a heartbeat... if you even got it to seat properly. There are way too many contacts on the 8800M to fit in ANY desktop motherboard slot.
I guess that would make for one heck of a "decent explanation" - Plugging it in and watching it fry

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19 Jan 2011   #25
RLapin

Win 7 x64
 
 

hey, can't blame me for trying ^^
Guess I'll have to sit around without a GPU for a while longer =(
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