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Old 05-16-07, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default nVidia 7600GS and powerconnector

Starts a new thread about this issue.

I was totally lost in the driver and xorg jungle when I installed
this card.

Drivers was installed with help of Envy. During this install nopowerconnectorcheck blocked X from start.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-b.html

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Option "NoPowerConnectorCheck" "boolean"

The NVIDIA X driver will abort X server initialization if it detects that a GPU that requires an external power connector does not have an external power connector plugged in. This option can be used to bypass this test. Default: false (the power connector test is performed).
Disabled this check are now running kernel 2.6.22-3 Ubuntu Gutsu Gibbons

This seems to be a bug or a BIOS challenge.....

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Old 05-17-07, 03:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: nVidia 7600GS and powerconnector

Are you 100% sure that there's no power connector on your card (on mine there isn't but some boards might have them)? Else this option is VERY dangerous and you can kill your card. Or if the connector is there also make sure that the cable isn't connected to other devices so that the card receives enough current. On some motherboards there's a special pcie connector which should be placed near the pcie slot. The drivers might consider this as an external connector as well but I'm not certain.

So really make sure that you don't need a connector. Also try to find a bios update if you think that it is a bug in the video bios.
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Old 05-17-07, 03:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: nVidia 7600GS and powerconnector

Well, I have checked my motherboard manual and also the manual from
the card manufacturer Inno3d.

Nothing about an extra power connector, the card uses the AGP slot.

This is a Fujitsu/Siemens PC with a MSI mb.

So this is strange...

Also checked this with Windows XP and latest nVidia driver, everything OK.
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Old 05-17-07, 11:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: nVidia 7600GS and powerconnector

I have an agp 7600GS (XFX), and it that does have a power connector.

And so does your card, according to here (look at the top right corner of the image):

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graph...agp/7600gs.htm

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Old 05-17-07, 04:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: nVidia 7600GS and powerconnector

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lethe
I have an agp 7600GS (XFX), and it that does have a power connector.

And so does your card, according to here (look at the top right corner of the image):
Well, I noticed a small note....

ii Some card require supplementary power and the connector is located at the top right.

I also asked my reseller and he had never heard of a need for extra power supply for this card.

But this is inno3d a real manual please...

I have also read several threads within MSIs forum about this.....confused users

Windows XP says nothing....
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Old 05-18-07, 05:33 AM   #6
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Followup

Extra power connector in place and everything works.

My reseller did not believe this but after reading som
more stuff about this it must be a extra power supply.

Well, Linux is smarter then Windoze....
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