3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2010 10:54 AM by Diego_Intel

    DP55WG Auxiliary PCI Express graphics power connector

    Departure1

      Does the Auxiliary PCI Express graphics power connector need to be used if I’m only running one video card that uses its own power from my power supply?

      I will be upgrading to this motherboard and want to use my Nvidia 8800GTX video card.  My video card uses uses (2) PCI Express power cables that plug directly on to the video card, so why is the extra power connecter to the motherboard needed?  The Intel manual is a little vague.

      Thanks for the help guys.