On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 15:47:23 -0000, Conor <conor@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I ran a 9600GT on that board. The additional power for that card came
>off an adapter included with the card that hooked up to a spare HDD
>power supply connector. If the card doesn't need the power, there won't
>be a socket on it. All cards that need the additional power have a
>socket on because there's hardly any motherboards that have an
>additional power socket for the graphics.
Thought so. Thanks for the helpful reply and reassurance, Conor.
>Just put it together and turn it on...
Will do ... when I've had sufficient sleep. I wonder what a stale
Windows install from the old VIA chipset board will do when booted on
the new board? It *will* boot because the C drive connects to a SCSI
controller which will remain the same; I've done this many times
before. I can't remember if my bedroom PC used to have a VIA board -
it has since been changed first to an nForce2 board, then an nForce4
Ultra. The disk drivers for that PC's XP installation are fine, with
no trace of old old VIA drivers, which I presumably must have removed
after or before installing the nVidia ones. Anyway, my data and
programs are safe as I've imaged the SCSI C drive many times onto
other PCs. I wonder if the nForce4 IDE drivers are the same as the
nForce2 ones, given that both can be installed from the same file
downloaded from nVidia's site? At least, I think this is so; I'm about
to find out as I'm just about to do an install onto a PC which has the
old nForce2 board.
Thinking out loud in public can be dangerous ...