[Novalug] Video card question
larkoc at iges.org
Sat Aug 25 13:02:53 EDT 2007
Ed James wrote:
Hello Ed and LUG,
> What size PSU does the Dell have, and do you have any way (like
> using a "Kill-a-watt" meter) to measure how much power the DELL is
> using without the vid card? Next question, of course, is how much
> power the vid card itself uses.
> Is this a card which gets power straight from the PCI slot, or
> does it have its own 4-pin power socket?
Good suggestion. I'm at home now (Sat.), but I will look at that
immediately on Monday. I don't think the PSU is particularly big; it's
an old middle-of-Dell-line box.
The ATI Technologies Radeon video card uses only the power it gets via
the standard PCI slot (the box is assuming the standard is 3.3 volt
PCI. The Radeon box does indeed recommend a PSU of 250 Watt or greater.
I'll check Monday.
> Ed James
> Quoting Megan Larko <larkoc at iges.org>:
>> Happy Friday One & All!
>> I have an older Dell Optiplex X GX260. It is happily running kUbuntu
>> Feisty Fawn as its only OS.
>> I attached the new Sony monitor and a new, bought last night in the
>> shrink wrap ATI Technologies Radeon VisionTek X1550 PCI slot with 256
>> mb of RAM on the card. This card has analog out, DVI out and HDTV out.
>> Placing new Radeon in PCI slot 1 and boot with Sony DVI connection;
>> nothing not even the BIOS DELL splash screen.
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