It has a 400 watt power supply
It had this video card:
The computer ran very well for a few years but has since died. My wife used it to play second life and got very good graphics performance. I think the motherboard died among other things.
I couldn't fix the old computer so I bought a new budget PC to replace it.
It has a 250 watt power supply
I thought I would put the old 9600gt card into the new computer. The onboard video is useless for even simple games. I installed the 9600gt but could not find the little power cable. The power supply in the new PC is too small to technically run it anyway. It currently works as is, but occasionally gives me an "Invidia Insufficient Power Warning" and says that it will run the card at a slower safe speed.
Is it relatively safe to keep things as is and just deal with the gimped video performance or will something soon break?
I bought a little power connector http://cgi.ebay.com/...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT to replace the lost one that came with the video card, should I plug this in or just ignore it because the power supply can't handle it anyway?
Is the old power supply compatible with the new pc, so I could transfer it over? They both have 24-pin cables.
Edited by jasonharris, 09 April 2011 - 04:00 PM.