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EVGA adapter provides more power to your PCIe bus

Q: EVGA adapter provides more power to your PCIe bus

What are your thoughts on this little thingamahjig?

Before officially launching its Intel 6 Series chipset-based motherboards, EVGA has decided to introduce the Power Boost, a little internal adapter that will provide more watts to your PCI-Express bus and thus improve overall system stability.

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A: EVGA adapter provides more power to your PCIe bus

I'm not sure. I had thought that was what the power connectors on the PCI-E devices (ex: graphics card) were for.

I can also see someone possibly frying their motherboard if this adapter was connected incorrectly in the PCI-E slot.

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so heres my issue. i just picked up this card yesterday and its in great condition but used. this card also doesnt need any external power source, cuz it is the pcie version. currently i have a geforce 7300 le pcie that im replacing.
both cards share the same driver package from nvidia.
so first i plainly shutdown my computer, then swapped out the cards and turned it back go blank screen.
plugged my other card back in. a go, still worked fine.
went to my cmos and changed it from auto to onboard/peg setting. still no go, so i changed that back to auto.
then i booted up, uninstalled the drivers. shutdown, replaced, still no go, booted back up reinstalled the latest package from nvidia, still no go.
so then i took out the card, left the pcie slot open, then the system booted with the integrated card.
then i shutdown the computer, then put the new card in, and still no go.
then i plugged the cable into the integrated vga port, with the new card in the slot, and its not switching to onboard.
so heres what ive gathered.
the card is getting power cuz the fan is spinning( but maybe not enough?), the mobo is recognizing that "a" card is in the slot (but doensnt know which one?).
and i dont hear any beeps or noises either, and i blew out all dust or anything that could create a bad connection in the slot, and the guy who sold it to me said it worked, i think he just pulled it right out of his computer.
im stumped anyone who has any ideas at all please help me, i r... Read more

A:Evga e-geforce 7600gs pcie - install help

Just sounds like a defective card.

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Hi all, long time no see. I was at work this morning when I noticed a product sitting on the counter. n ow this isn't uncommon as there is often product laying around before the store opens, it's my job to put it all away. Anyways, this particular product was an EVGA USB-VGA Adapter. I took a closer look at it and it appears that what it does is allow people that don't have secondary monitor outputs to use an open USB 2.0 port to achieve the same effect. Now, I do have 2 DVI ports on my computer, and 2 monitors, but my question is not related to that, it's this, would I be able to reverse the...flow, meaning instead of going from the computer through USB to the monitor, could I go from something outputting a VGA signal and put it into the computer? Here is the product on Circuit City's (where I work) website:

I've been looking for a way to record in at high def, even 720p, from my Xbox 360. I have the VGA adapter for the Xbox 360, and I would like to look into getting this if I could plug my 360's VGA output into this and record it through some app for the computer. Maybe FRAPS or some screen recording software.

If anyone knows anything about this product, or can use deductive reasoning (I can't to save my life, on things like this) to figure out whether I could use this for this purpose, I would be grateful indeed, this might be just wh... Read more

A:EVGA USB VGA Adapter, just a little question

This can't be THAT tricky of a question, someone has to know. Please help me out.

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I edited this question a few times because new stuff keeps coming up. Sorry for all of that...

I have 2 different Medialink Wifi adapters. They both show my network on my dad's PC but won't show my network on my PC. My PC just recently started taking longer to connect to my network and now when I turned it on it just won't see my network. When I plugged the older adapter into my PC, my network came up for a split second and then disappeared. I am restarting my PC now but I am getting frustrated with this thing. If it's not a BSOD from a bad cable or bad drive (as diagnosed by you guys) then it's something like bad Wifi or my graphics card fan getting disconnected from the graphics card motherboard.

My PC is about 10 feet away and has always had 4 out of 5 bars for strength. If it were my adapter going bad then I would not be able to access the internet from this PC I'm using now.

edit: I plugged the adapter into the USB slot right on the board instead of using an extension dongle that connected to my front panel USB port. It seems to have fixed the issue but this brings up another point. Should I just get a PCIe adapter with some long antennas? That seems to be the best option at fixing my connection. I need my connection right when Windows shows up because I have a few startup programs that need an internet connection and if they don't detect a connection then they will just crap themselves. Steam, Skype, Origin, and Skydrive.

A:USB adapter not working like it should. Should I get a PCIe one?

Hi thready,

Longer antenna doesn't mean greater wireless coverage, the higher the dBi means greater coverage. Please see the different specs here.

edit: I plugged the adapter into the USB slot right on the board instead of using an extension dongle that connected to my front panel USB port. It seems to have fixed the issue but this brings up another point. Should I just get a PCIe adapter with some long antennas? That seems to be the best option at fixing my connection.

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Hello, I have hp pro 3500 series and cannot install Pcie adapter (lcs-6322m). I try install the driver for this adapter and in ''Device Manager'' appear a problem with this device ( yellow exclamation point) Regards,

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my laptop has a espresscard54 slot and i would like to get an adapter to connect a PCI express video card. i am looking for somthing that will cost $200 or less

A:expresscard to PCIe adapter

I've seen a few adapters like your asking, but they are kinda hard to find, and run about $600-700+ Asus is making the XG station soon supposedly, which will likely be less than $700, but I don't really know what pricing will be, but I'd guess still above $200. Also, using an expresscard to pci-e setup reduces the pci-e bandwidth to pci-e x1, so there's no real point to using a really high end card, since the single pci-e lane will be a bottleneck. Most any pci-e x16 card will be better than integrated though....

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Hello, I have hp pro 3500 series and cannot install Pcie adapter (lcs-6322m). I try install the driver for this adapter and in ''Device Manager'' appear a problem with this device ( yellow exclamation point) Regards,

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I just bought an ASUS PCE-N53 PCI-E adapter for my PC that I built several months ago. Previously, I was just using ethernet. Put the card in my PCI-E 1 slot, and installed the drivers from the installation disc, but nothing shows up in Device Manager and I have no wireless option in my Network Connections settings. Any idea why it's not showing up, minus it being dead out of the box? I can't try it in my PCI-E 2 slot because my graphics card is in the way. Thanks in advance!

A:PCIe Wireless adapter is not being recognized

This sounds like the motherboard is not detecting you have the card installed. Make sure it is fully inserted, also, I wonder if you have a setting in the BIOS that needs to be applied to activate the PCI-E slot.

If the board is detected there should be some evidence of it in Device Manager, do you see anything in Other Devices with a yellow question mark?

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Relevant Hardware:
Mobo - MSI XPower MS-7666
Network Adapter - D-Link PCIe Wireless Xtreme N

This is a new build of mine and this is the last little bug to be ironed out. My network adapter is not being recognized by windows(it does not show up in device manager. The card has power as the LED on the back flashes consistently on and off. I have disabled the two on board ethernet ports so there should be no interference there. I have tried the card in at least two other PCIe slots and still nothing. I have tried installing the drivers but the setup program fails to find the card. The last thing I an think of to try is testing the card in another system but it might be a few days before I can make that happen. At least that might tell me if the card is DOA or if maybe it's my fault. Any thoughts, help or input will be much appreciated, thank you.

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I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

A:Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

This Mini PCIe PCI E mSATA Intel Samsung SSD SATA 3 III Adapter Card with Case | eBay

this SATA III Dual Port to mSATA X 2 w/ PCI-e Bracket | MSATA-2XS3-BKT

are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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I have an ASRock M3A770DE motherboard. It has two PCIE slots. It is pictured below. I have attached a 1gb video card (Nvidia 9500GT) shown below, with a dvi to vga adapter, but I can't get a picture on my monitor. I have tried several different adapters and tried switching the locations and even filling up both pcie slots but I haven't been able to get a picture on my monitor. Is there a trick to doing this? Perhaps there is a trick? I'm sure I have the right adapter.

A:Solved: Is there a trick to using a DVI - VGA Adapter in a 2-PCIE mobo

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This is my second build. Everything went perfectly, but the PCIe Wifi card arrived a day late. I can't seem to install it. The computer doesn't seem to recognize the card as there is no "new device detected" window that appears. I can't install the drivers that came with the adapter because when I click on the install wizard it says "Wireless network adapter is not detected..."

I've installed all the drivers from the motherboard disc.

The motherboard is an Asus Z97-A
Intel I5-4440
Windows 8.1

TP-Link WN881ND

Please give me any suggestions. Thanks in advance!!!

A:Solved: Wifi PCIe Adapter not recognized

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Can anyone tell me how to setup the bios in the ga-h97-gaming 3 to Recognise Two 950pro attached to two ADDONICS adm2px4.
I have tried just about all conceivable settings and it still wont recognise the 950pro as usable raid drives.
Would I be right in assuming the raid on this m/b is only for sata type drives and therefore leaving nvme out in the dark.

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I'm moving and the new house isn't wired. i'll have to use wireless adapter on my desktop. this wireless adapter looks pretty good far as i can tell.

any red flags on it?

ASUS PCE-AC88 4x4 Wireless AC3100 PCIe Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC88 4x4 Wireless AC3100 PCIe

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EVGA - Articles - EVGA 1000, 850, 750 and 650 GQ Power Supplies

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What im ultimately looking for is a way to power up my notebook video-wise. I have a Toshiba Satellite M45. I want to be able to play games better. I have already upgraded my RAM to 1GB and looking into upgrading it further to 1.5 GB. However, my current video card is a complete let-down. It is an ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M (mobile). I was looking for a way to make my video performance better. I do not want to take apart my notebook, and i DO NOT want to get a new computer (and i cant) so dont say that. Here are my options:

1.Get an external video card. I dont know if these have come out yet, but i tried looking it up on google and just got paragraphs of people ranting about how sweet theyre gunna be when they come out.
2.Get some sort of external adapter than let me use PCIe or AGP cards. Maybe there is a USB connector that you plug into your laptop, and it leads to a box where you can input an AGP or PCIe video card. Does this exist? i looked on google but i couldnt seem to phrase it right and always got results of PCIe or AGP cards that have USB inputs, not the other way around.
Thanks for any suggestions, or please is there is another way to inprove my performance WITHOUT BUYING A NEW COMP, please let me know. Thanks!

A:Laptops: External video cards, or a Usb to PCIe adapter?

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Hey all,

I'm upgrading my SSD from an Intel SATA II 320 120GB - which has worked very well for me - to a Samsung SATA III 840 EVO 250GB. My computer doesn't have any native SATA III hookups, but I do have several PCIe 2.0 slots that are open and ready to be used. As such, I've decided to purchase a PCIe to SATA III adapter so that I can run the drive through the adapter, and hopefully get better performance than using SATA II.

My first question is, is there a recommended controller or card that anyone here has used? I've heard that while sub $100 cards can work, most use Marvell controllers which have mixed performance. However I'm still unsure. For example, here's an affordable SATA 3 card, and the reviews are mostly positive, but it is a Marvell controller. I've read that LSI is a reliable brand that makes excellent controllers, but the cost is prohibitive for most upgraders.

I know that if I get any PCIe card, the first thing I should do is get at least a dual lane x2 or x4 card. Anything higher than that will be overkill, but x1 will probably be too little bandwidth.

To clarify, I'm not going to be running RAID with any of my drives. I have a standard 500GB HDD that I'm going to leave on the SATA II port on the mobo. I'm not sure if I should use HyperDuo mode or not if I get a card that sports such a feature. I've read that while HyperDuo is a convenient feature, SSD performance does take a dive, as opposed to a manual SSD+HDD setup.

I've also checked ot... Read more

A:Need advice on purchasing PCIe to SATA 3 adapter card

My Gigabyte motherboard has SATA III Marvell 91xx controller. Not having any problems with that.

Here is the benchmark for my OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. and my Intel 520 SSD. The OCZ is for Win 8.1 and the Intel is for Win 7 64 bit (dual boot). It shows as "SCSI" but not sure why (all the drives whether SSD or conventional are showing as SCSI).

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This problem is posted all over the inet - but no solutions yet that I could find. I have a VLI VL-800 device connected to the PCIe 1x bus. It creates 4x USB3 ports on the front panel, one being used for a card reader. When it is inserted and I plug in a USB device it will function for a time then either stop operating or worse freeze the system. The operation appears random but MAY be triggered by my FF browser as it seems like most, maybe all, of the freezes occur when I am browsing. The freeze generates no info file as a BSOD would so I am totally lost as to how to troubleshoot this. It occurred with 2 different MB. It has been reported with Linux OS as well as Windoz. (I don't use Linux). Does anyone have any tips on how to troubleshoot this - or even where the problem may lie? I really don't want to just trash this product.

A:PC freezes randomly when USB3 PCIe adapter is installed

Quote: Originally Posted by ruggb

This problem is posted all over the inet - but no solutions yet that I could find. I have a VLI VL-800 device connected to the PCIe 1x bus. It creates 4x USB3 ports on the front panel, one being used for a card reader. When it is inserted and I plug in a USB device it will function for a time then either stop operating or worse freeze the system. The operation appears random but MAY be triggered by my FF browser as it seems like most, maybe all, of the freezes occur when I am browsing. The freeze generates no info file as a BSOD would so I am totally lost as to how to troubleshoot this. It occurred with 2 different MB. It has been reported with Linux OS as well as Windoz. (I don't use Linux). Does anyone have any tips on how to troubleshoot this - or even where the problem may lie? I really don't want to just trash this product.

Hi ruggb,

As you have checked a different motherboard and also on different operating system as well so we are left with a faulty card only.

If this is a new card check if you can return it for a different model. Otherwise, it would be better if purchase a different model USB 3.0 PCI card for the system.

Hope it helps.

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My Bluetooth is not working on this laptop.   When I tried to troubleshoot it I got this message: "There is a problem with the driver for Ralink Bluetooth PCIe Adapter. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem." When I click "Apply this fix" I get this message:"Troubleshooting was unable to automatically fix all of the issues foundRalink Bluetooth PCIe Adapter has a driver problem Not Fixed"

A:Ralink Bluetooth PCIe Adapter has a driver problem

Hi, I can't find your machine actually. Did you upgrade/downgrade it ? Please try the following driver: Hope this works Regards.

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Has anyone installed an m2 nvme SSD drive in an Aurora R4 via a m2 to pcie adapter and configured it to boot from it?
Hoping it is possible.


A:(Redirected) Alienware Aurora R4 Samsung 950 NVME m2 pcie adapter

Hmm.. I think it would have to be available in BIOS/UEFI and i'm not sure the R4 would have that.  I would post here in the Alienware community to double check.

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Unfortunately, at my school you need a dual band wireless adapter in order to connect to the internet. With my current laptop, there are certain requirements it must meet in order for it to work.
it must be a full height card. An adapter will not work as the antenna wires won't go that far.
It needs to have 2 antenna ports. I have found a few ones which fit all the other specifications, but they appear to have 3 ports.
Obviously it must be PCIe-mini and dual band, as stated in the title
Does anyone know what one to get, or even if there is one that meets those specifications?

A:buying laptop PCIe mini dual band adapter

Your post is confusing for a few reasons:
Laptops do not have expansion slots, PCIe or otherwise. Everything is expanded through the external ports.
Very few laptops are made with dual band adapters right now. It is curious that a school would require something that is only available on top end laptops.
Wires? Network connectivity is done through CAT5 or 6 Ethernet wiring or wirelessly.
Dual band refers to the frequency of the wireless signal: 2.4GHz or 5GHz.
The antennas on a wireless device correspond to the channels that the wireless signal is sent out on. 2 antennae do not equal dual band.
Full height or half height cards are only configurations. The configuration of a card has nothing to do with performance. Where are you going to put a full height card for desktop PC in a laptop?
PCIe-mini makes a little more sense, but contradicts the earlier need for a full height card. These are opposites.
Perhaps it would be better to explain what you are trying to do.

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i have a dell mini 9 that i upgraded to windows vista ultimate (32-bit) and the Realtek RTL8101 PCIe Fast Etherent adapter installs but won't start with a code 10, i don't know what this means, but i need the ethernet adapter to connect to to the server i have running, any help would be greatly appriciated.

(Specs: Dell Mini 9, 32 GB Runcore SSD, Broadcom wireless G wifi adapter, Intel GMA945 graphics adapter, 1 GB RAM)

A:Solved: realtek RTL8101 PCIe FastEthernet adapter won't install

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My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L500D PLSK0A-00U009 And i can connect to the internet fine but the speed is incredibly slow and no matter what i do i cant fix it ive tryed Reinstalling and fiddling with the settings and with no luck. Does anyone know how to fix the problem with the speed im having test shows the speed at 0.52kbp/s Download and upload at 1.45kbp/s Please help

A:Problems with Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps PCIE Network Adapter

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Ok so I just got a used Intel Dual Gigabit 1000/PRO PT PCIE network adapter.

My Hardware is as follows:

Intel i7 3770k
ASUS Z77V-PRO mobo
8GB Ram
AMD Radeon HD 7850 video card
Audigy2 ZS PCI sound card

I have the most up to date BIOS on the motherboard

So I installed the network adapter into 1 of my 2 free pcie slots.
In BIOS I disable the onboard LAN adapter.

Load into windows and I get a new hardware installation message saying that the drivers for my "Xeon processor E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port - 0155" has been installed and ready. That is my first WTF.

I try to install the newest Intel drivers provided by the Intel website, I get an error saying "There is no Intel Network Adapter installed on your computer" error. 2nd WTF

I have no tried numerous combinations of using my 2nd free pcie slot in the mobo, no change in situation.

THe odd thing is, is that on the network card when its plugged in and computer turned on the green lights on the ports are on solid (not flashing) as I have no cable in them yet. So I dont think the card is dead. The card was used but looked to be in perfect condition.

What is the problem, can anyone help? I cant find any other people having many issues with these cards online.

A:Intel dual gigabit 1000/pro PT PCIE network adapter not working!

Just a guess but I think your Intel Dual Gigabit 1000/PRO PT PCIE was designed to work with a Xeon processor and a matching motherboard.
I believe it would be completely different circuitry from your motherboard and cpu.

Intel? PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter Product Brief

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i need advice about gaming rigs...

im spec'ing up for my friend...

Core-i7 + ASUS P6T + 6Gb

if I wanted to put 2 x HD 4890's in Crossfire and 2 x 1Tb SATA drives in RAID 0 Array using a PCIe RAID card..

A) what sort of Wattage PSU or type of PSU would you recommend?
B) how many PCIe power leads would I need for 2 x HD 4890 in crossfire?

as you can see ive not built a gaming rig before...


A:how many PCIe power for 2 x HD 4890...?

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im using the hp g1 280 mT it has a power supply of 180w. My question is what is the power draw from the graphics card slot and if it is a pcie2.0 or pcie 3.0. im asking this because i have  a 1050ti and it uses only 75watts and nothing more to be more specific it uses 74.5w max i havent yet put it in. im just wondering if it will work with my  pc.

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im using the hp g1 280 mT it has a power supply of 180w. My question is what is the power draw from the graphics card slot and if it is a pcie2.0 or pcie 3.0. im asking this because i have  a 1050ti and it uses only 75watts and nothing more to be more specific it uses 74.5w max i havent yet put it in. im just wondering if it will work with my  pc.

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does anyone know if there is an optimum power setting for the pcie 2.0 slots? I have 3x HD 4830 (i found out are really 4850's) but i think the max power draw is the same on both, anyway my pcie slots are defaulted to provide 25w and the rest comes via the 6 pin power connector. is there a optimum setting for the power provided from the pcie bus? or does it not make a difference? ** the pcie slots can be set from 0w - 255w**.


A:PCIe power draw

The PCI-E slots provide 75W each and not 25W, assuming we are talking about PCI-E 2.0 slots here. So an x8 PCI-E 2.0 slot is equivalent to a PCI-E 1.1 x16 slot, and thus has the same electrical characteristics. The maximum power draw for a 2.0 x16 slot is 150W.

And no, there is no optimum setting AFAIK.

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I have a DELL Studio XPS machine. I want to install a USB 3.0 4 port PCIE card.

Have any DELL Studio XPS users added an USB 3.0. PCIE card? Where did you find the power for it.



A:Where to obtain power for USB 3.0. PCIE card?

What make and model is the card? Most draw power from the power supply using a 15-pin SATA power cable adapter.

Something like this: - COOLMAX 6" Cable Model SATA POWER ADAPTER - Cables

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Here's the situation. I have this old mITX computer I built a few years ago that I'd like to hook up to Dad's big-screen TV so he can Skype from his living-room. Problem is, the computer is VGA only and his TV is HDMI only. The MoBo has just one PCI (not PCIe) slot with a maximum output of 75watts.

I tried a PCI video card with HDMI output, but the slot couldn't drive the card. Didn't even detect it.

I believe DVI uses less power (the cards are definitely cheaper), and I could just use a simple DVI-to-HDMI cable. A native HDMI port would be better. As long as it works, I don't care. But w/o an external power input, the card can't draw more than 75watts from the PCI slot.

Anyone know of a card that fits this very specific bill? Thx.

ADDENDUM: PC only has a tiny 300watt PSU.

A:I need a PCI (not PCIe) DVI card (either <75w or w/power input)

Check this one out: Zotac GeForce GT 610
It is a PCI Card (non express) that has DVI / VGA / HDMI. It is also a Low Profile and requires a 300w power supply or higher. It looks like it should work with your situation.

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after many trial and errors with the fans.. i finally figured out why my PC is still so loud.. well the NB chipset cooler on this motherboard (eVGA NF43) is very loud for a little tiny fan. so i decided to replace it with passive cooling.. such as the Zalman ZM-NB47J

Question is.. i have a 6600GT right by the chipset cooler.. will the zalman fit in there? i kno it wont with the 7800GTs but im not sure how much longer ther PCB's are on those cards.. maybe someone can help me =]

A:eVGA 6600GT + eVGA NF43 + Zalman ZM-NB47J = happy? or not?

After looking at my 6600gt, the picture of the motherboad, and the picture of the cooler, I don't think it will work. You use the blue pci-e slot right?
I guess there are several options. If your chipset stays plenty cool you could try slowing the fan either using a software program, or by using a manual fan speed controller. Or I've seen people with the same heatsink and a similar board layout cut some of the spokes(or bend them), so that it wouldn't interfere with the card. There also might be replacments with a fan that is quieter available.

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I am running windows Home Premium 64bit. I just did a fresh install and when I ran the WEI the computer rebooted. I can run it with out being in SLI mode, but as soon as I enable and refresh the computer reboots. I am wondering if it is caused by the power supply. I have a rosewill RP650 2 psu. - Rosewill RP650-2 650W ATX12V v2.3 &#38; EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

What are your thoughts?? I have the latest drivers and again this is a new OS install.

A:Evga GTX 260 SLI with Evga x58 mother board reboot issues

Hi and welcome to seven forums

How recent is the SLI? Have you just added the 2nd card?

Could you tell us the rest of your system specs or fill them in on your profile.

Do both cards work fine if you just have 1 installed?

Sounds like it could be a power issue if so.



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My computer's main power supply is an average 1250 watt unit, which is sadly not enough to power both my computer and the video cards that are in it, as a Titan X (Nvidia Reference design) and Titan Z (Dell OEM card pulled from Area-51 R2) draw about half of that under load on their own. This is why I use an external 12v server PSU to provide the top power to the GPU's in my PC. The external PSU usually works great, and has never had issues with providing the Titan X power.
The external PSU has a Gigampz adapter on it to convert it into PCI power connectors for use with GPU's and such. I have a relay attached to the 5 volt power pin coming from a Molex drive power cable, which allows the relay to switch off when the PC's main power supply is turned off (also turning off the 12v external PSU attached to the system).
The rather frightening issue is, however, that when powering the Titan Z, the external power supply does not switch off anymore, and neither do the fans or LED's on the card. This leads me to believe that somehow the Titan Z has a botched power delivery system that is feeding either 5 volts or 12 volts through the PCIe slot back into the system, which is an issue for obvious reasons (endangering my motherboard, and the GPU itself, among other things).
When the PC's main power supply cuts, the relay controlling the external PSU does not loose power, meaning that even though the system's internal power supply is off, there is still somehow... Read more

A:Dell OEM Titan Z Sending Power Across the PCIe Bus

Secondary 3rd party power supply is not produced or supported by dell nor is it UL / CSA / VDE safety certified.  

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I am looking for the best pciE video card under $100 that would be compatible with my Dell Inspiron 530 preferably without having to buy another power supply like I did my other computer ( Dell Inspiron 531) because it didn't have anything but sata cables so there was no way to plug in the 8 pin connector I believe it was from the video card to the power supply.The video card I had for the other computer was a nvidia 9600 gso 384 mb.

I am trying to get a video card of equal or greater performance than that video card because that video card played all the games I played on high settings such as Left 4 Dead, Call of duty modern warfare, call of duty world at war, and fallout 3 etc

Keeping my current oem power supply isn't too important though, however if I can find a video card that will run on this 300 watt power supply that can beat or match the video card listed above for under $100, then all the better!

A:Best pciE Video Card under $100 for Default Power Supply?

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I have a system that I just built with Win 7 64bit Ultimate. A Biostar A85w with Realtek PCIe GBe family network card. I am trying to get WOL to work and can get it to work if the settings in Power Management is all checked on.

Allow the Computer to turn of the device to save power
Allow this device to wake the computer
Only allow the magic packet to wake the computer

If I just sleep the computer the settings are remembered. If I restart the computer all of those settings become unchecked and I am unable to WOL.

I have updated Realtek 8111 drivers and nothing helps.

I have tried to change advanced settings such as enabling and disabling SHUT DOWN WOL but it never remembers the setting after a reboot.

How can I get these settings to stick after a power off or restart?

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:WOL Power Management settings wont stick on Realtek PCIe GBE!

i have the same issue, did you find any solution?

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The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.

You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.

I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.

Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.

Does anyone know of such a reference?

A:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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My laptop will no longer turn on.  When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIA

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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I was wondering if half-length PCIe and mini card PCIe are the same thing because I was planning on plugging in an external GPU.  Thank you for helping.

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I have a UAD Quad PCIe card (A card for music making, not a soundcard tho), which my computer can't find.

It has a LED light that indictates that it's getting power from the computer and so on.

Windows 7 32bit Proffesional
Motherboard: Asus M4N68T
CPU: AMD Phenom 3Ghz (4x)
Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT

Anything else, just ask!

A:Computer Can't Find A PCIe Device (UAD 2 Quad PCIe Card)

Have you had a good look around in the bios settings? See if it's being seen there.

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I currently have Motherboard Asus P5B-Plus Vista edition which has
1 x PCI-E x16, 3 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI 2.2

I plan to build a data server with this motherboard and buy Promise Supertrak EX8350 which is PCI-E x4 Raid controller card.

My question is. Instead of buying a new motherboard that has PCI-E x4 slot.
Can I just install the PCI-E x4 Raid controller card into PCI-E x16 slot which is normally for video card? And Just buy a cheap regular PCI video card for PCI 2.2 slot?

Hopefully someone could help me with this and I thank you in advance.

A:PCIe x4 Raid controller card into PCIe x16 slot

The 4X card has the long edge connector for the socket I assume, then yes. I have a second x16/4 slot that, iirc, they say will work as a 4x slot. That said, do they make a PCIE x1 videocard for the short slot?

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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I ordered a 7800GTX "KO" with EVGA ACS3 cooling (bigger cover for heatsink fan and card) I also will have it as well the cpu on liquid cooling I am hoping to get near 2.7-2.8 alot with same core doing 2.7 - 3.0 on 64x2 4800 and not going to oc the already higher 490/1300

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Hi all

I have H61M-ITX board with 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)

I wan to install there PCI Express x 4 card:

I made clean Win XP SP3 install + all MB drivers on top. After I inserted pcie x4 card and boot up. Win XP didn't detect the card (though leds on card are blinking from periodically)

I then tied LAN adapter I have to check if all is fine with MB. I took this one:

same behaviour - system doesn't see it but if I plug eth cable then leds on lan card blink.

please tell me what is wrong I do? I checked bios for anything related to PCIe and found nothing.

A:PCIe x4 card doesn't run in PCIe x16 slot

Have you tried updating your Intel chipset drivers? They can be found at in the download center. They would have updates for the PCIe drivers and other assorted H61 chipset features.

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I'm strongly considering a P9X79 WS MOBO for the 40-48 PCIe lanes it has available (depending on who you are talking to; I want to run a GPU, an LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, a couple of TV tuners and a WiFi card). Because of space constraints in the case, the graphics card has to be kept down to a certain length to keep it from getting into the HDDs (please don't suggest a larger case; I just don't have room for it not to mention I'm a handicapped senior citizenn and need to keep weight down as much as possible). The card at the top of my list is a MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16. Even though the MOBO's PCIe x16 slots are rated for PCIe 3.0, the most I can get on it is PCIe 2.0 because the only CPUs available for the LDA2011 socket on it, the Sandy Bridge E CPUs, will support only PCIe 2.0. An Ivy Bridge E for the 2011 socket won't be available until later this year, assuming Intel doesn't change their minds.

This PC will be used for office applications, basic photo editing, data storage (my books, music, movies ripped from DVDs and BDs, and personal reords), web surfing, listening to music, and watching movies (no gaming; I'm too old and slow). Although I'll initially just be running a single 22" monitor (1680 x x1050) and a 32" TV, I eventually want to replace the monitor with three 23" monitors (1920 x 1200). Would this graphics card be able to handle that load w... Read more

A:Running PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card on PCIe 2.0?

PCIe 3.0 is still irrelevant at this point, there is simply no current card that can effectively make use of the full bandwidth of 2.0 let alone 3.0. It is overrated and offers no real life performance advantage over 2.0. Running any PCIe 3.0 card in a PCIe 2.0 slot will not affect performance, the benefits of PCIe3.0 are only visible while running intensive applications with a multi-GPU setup.

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I want to buy an SSD drive for this laptop, but do not know what the protocol supports slot M2 and therefore can not determine the SSD model.

I want to buy an SSD drive in this laptop

A:inspiron 7778: M2 SSD slot: PCIe x2? PCIe x4?

The 7778 (Skylake version) is SATA - not PCIe.  

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Hello guys, i'm having a bit of trouble with my Sound Blaster Xfi Fatal1ty titanium, the issue is as follows:

There's a huge heat sink that prevents the card fitting properly into the single pcie x1 slot on my board, so what i rly would like to know is if it is possible to have it working on a pcie x4, risk free ofc. I've done a few searches on this forum and i've read it is possible but i rly want to be sure before doing anything. Another doubt i have is if i need to make any changes on my bios cuz i'm not sure if pcie x1 and pcie x4 slots work on the same power specs.

Thx to all in advance

A:Pcie x1 sound card in Pcie x4 slot?

If the card performs in a PCIe x4 slot, it should be ok... I don't think you will damage anything

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I am planning to upgrade my video card. I saw this one from Nvidia. Geforce GTS 450. I checked the specs and i saw the "bus" and it says PCI-E 2.0 x 16. My motherboard(Asus P5G41T-MLX3) has PCIe x16. I also have researched that the PCIE is backward compatible meaning the GTS 450 is compatible with my mobo. Now, my question is, will my mobo which has pcie 1.1 only be a bottleneck for GTS 450? if so, what video will you recommend so i can play new games like need for speed shift 2 unleashed?

A:pcie 2.0 video card on pcie 1.1 slot

I don't think different versions would bottleneck that much that you could notice.. What are your system specs and what resolution are you willing to play it?

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Here is something I recently found out. I have tired this and it works.

You can use a PCIe x1 card, or a PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x16 slot. They work fine. So if you think you are short of PCI-e slots, you may not be. A shorter PCIe card works fine in a longer slot.

On PCIe X1, X4 and X16 slots, the first 18 pins are all wired the same, so as long as the PCI-Express card fits in the PCI-Express slot, it should work.

This is not the case for the legacy PCI (32-bit, non-express) slots, that are not PCI-Express. Those are not compatable with PCIe cards.
Picture of assorted PCIe and PCI slots.

The top four slots, in the picture above, are, from the top to bottom,
PCIe x4 slot , PCIe x16 slot, PCIe x1 slot and another PCIe x16 slot. A PCIe card that can physically fit in any of these slots will work, even if it doesn't fill the entire slot.

The bottom, 5th slot, is a PCI legacy (32-bit) slot. PCIe (express) cards will not work in this slot. It only accepts legacy PCI cards.

Here is the PCI-Express page on Wikipedia showing pinouts, etc.
PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube Video showing PCIe X1 card in a PCIe X16 slot.
x1, x4 pci Cards Fit Into x16 pci-e Slot - YouTube

Here are links to discussions on this subject at Tom's Hardware.

"Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot?" Read more

A:Using a PCIe x1 card in a PCIe x16 slot

It's been like that since the beginning of PCIex !!!

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im planning to get an external GPU, im just wondering,
which should i get pcie adapter or pcie mini adapter?
which is commonly used?

actually im not sure about what im asking on this thread, can anybody explain if i got it all wrong?

A:What is the difference between PCIE & PCIE mini?

Could the "mini" actually be a "low profile" card? Slim design cases (also called compact cases) will not accept standard height cards and must use the "low profile" type.

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Hi All
First time making a new thread here so im sorry if i do something wrong.

OK i built this rig two years ago, here some of the specs:
CPU: AMD 6000+ (3.3ghz)
Motherboard: Asus M2n32 deluxe WiFi
Ram: 4gb 800mhz ddr2
Video card: XFX 6800xt (i know had to make do)
so as you can see i need a new video card.

I play games like cod 4, left 4 dead, Crysis warhead and GTA IV and i like these game in the highest video settings i can have. I play at a res of 1440x900.
The GPU i would go for is a 9800gtx+ or a GTX260 (Core 216).

So the problem im facing is would my motherboard having PCIe 1.0 slow the card down (9800gtx+, GTX260 (Core 216)) or and work.

If it would slow down the card, i would upgrade the motherboard (could you tell me a model).

Thanks Offbow

BTW: im not a very good speller so im sorry for that

A:PCIe 1.0 or PCIe 2 and a new video card

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If I buy a video card thats PCIe x16 2.0 and plug it into a PCIe x16 slot will the card run?

A:PCIe x16 2.0 work in a PCIe x16 Slot?

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i want to try and crossfire two ati radeon 5770 cards on a MOBO the has one PCIe 2.0 and one PCIe 1.0 will both cards default to 1.0

A:PCIe 2.0 to PCIe 1.0 Crossfire will there be any issues

You might need to be more specific.
I don't think I've heard of a motherboard that natively takes a 2.0 spec lane (500MB/sec upload/dl per lane) and splits it to 1.0 (250MB/sec upload/dl per lane) - that is usually the function of an onboard bridge chip (or lane extender) such as Nvidia's NF200.

Now, taking your comments at face value -although if you could post the motherboard vendor/model it would certainly help- then it is likely that the PCI-E lanes would be 1.0 spec.
The bright side is that, the HD5770 doesn't use enough bandwidth to make any difference whether the lanes are 1.0 or 2.0 (or 3.0 -soon to be added), unless the slot is labelled PCIe x16 but is actually x4 electrical (or lower).

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Are there both PCIe x16 and PCIe x16 2.0 cards/slots out there ? If so will a PCIe x16 2.0 work ok in an regular PCIe x16 ?


A:Is there a diiference beetween PCIe x16 and PCIe x16 2.0

Most newer cards are PCIe x16 2.0 & 2.1
PCIe x16 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe x16

Graphic cards and motherboards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with v1.1 and v1.0

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?

A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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This is probley not the place to ask but, I have a cardscan and I lost the 4.5V power adapter. The end is very small and I haven't had any luck finding one. I even went to their web site and nothing. I also e-mailed them with no response. Can anyone help?

A:Power adapter?

From their website:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Contact our Customer Service department for the following types of inquires:
Lost CardScan adapters.

Call 617-492-4200 ext. 3 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST Monday-Friday.

Have you called them yet?
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D that needs a replacement ac power adapter, when I look it up it says I need:

Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 75 Watts, 3.95 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector


Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 65 Watts, 3.42 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector

Someone gave me a new, in the box AC Adapter with USB port, made by Insignia.
The documentation says "converts 120v AC to 3-12v with 1300mA max output."

I realize this is a question not exactly hardware related, but I'm hoping someone knows the answer....I'm afraid to plug it in and fry my laptop


A:ac power adapter...

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I got a USB Hub here and I need to get a power adapter for it. On the hub, it says 5V. I currently have a 6V power adapter. Would this be safe to use?

A:Power Adapter for USB Hub

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I have notebook Dell Inspiron 5558. Today something happend with my AC Adapter and my notebook cant charge. Where i can buy the  same AC Adapter?

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I have noreen indicator dont lighttebook Dell Inspiron 5558. Today something happend with my AC Adapter and my notebook cant charge. Green indicator doesnt light Where i can buy the  same AC Adapter?

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I bought a Dynex USB 2.0 4-Port Hub last week and have decided to add an external power supply to power the hub. The short and terse User Manual notes on the final page that a 5Volt / 2.5 Amp Power Adapter may be connected. I called their customer support number and talked to a lady, but her best advice was return to the store and ask there. My experience with this store over the years has been fat chance for this kind of request. Has anyone got a suggestion as to where I can purchase such a USB Power Adapter?

A:USB Hub Power Adapter

Radio Shack would be a good place to start although you might have to get one of their adjustable models. A Google search should also turn up something. Actually I just replaced my D-Link powered USB1 hub with a USB2 model. The old one is just sitting around and it has a 5V 2.4A adapter. If you want it so you can use the adapter just PM me and I'll send it to you.

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Can I use 45 Watt adapter for dell inspiron 15 5559?? I got the adapter along with the laptop when I bought it. But a warning is displayed on screen prompting me to use 65 Watt adapter... If so why 65 Watt adapter wasn't given with the laptop instead of 45 Watt?

A:Power adapter

The system is designed to support both 45W and 65W adapters - see the specifications here -
When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I recently bought a replacement power adapter for my dell e1505. The computer works but it won't charge the battery and tells me that since the computer does not recognize the charger, I need to reseat the power adapter... What does that mean?

A:Power Adapter

Hello aaronbaron,

Reseat the power adapter just means make sure the power adapter is plugged in good on the laptop and the wall outlet. I would try powering off the laptop, unplug the power cord, take the new battery out. Reinstall the new battery only and try to power on the computer. If that does not work plug in the power cord and power up with the new battery installed.


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Hi there As I read, 135W adapter is very heavy for traveling and I want something lightweight.What you can suggest for T460p? I dont want lost performance while charging.Also prefferable is a AC plug for EU countries

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I have a laptop, Toshiba Satellite A75-S209.

I want to be able to run it in my truck using Microsoft Streets with GPS. Which is better, DC Adapter or DC power Inverter? How much wattage do I need? Will it drain my truck battery?

Thanks for your help, Dee

A:?? DC Adapter or DC power Inverter ???

I can't imagine a laptop would need any more than 150 watts...

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Hi Guys,

I was hoping someone could help me out finding a power adapter for an old set of Harman Kardon speakers I have. On the back of the speakers it says ac 15v 1.1A so I assume I need an adapter that matches those settings.

Can someone plz help me out finding one that will work and is as cheap as possible.

Thx a bunch.

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Hi all,

i hope im posting in the right section....(apologies if not)

The power adapter/charger for my toshiba laptop failed recently.

Im looking for a replacement and have see several different options.

The original toshiba part (part no: PA3290E-3AC3) is available for about 50 pounds
however ive seem lots online which are the same spec, and described as replacments for the above part. the thing is these cost less than half the price of the original
Although these are not the genuine part it says they will work.

i was a bit worried that it may damage my laptop if i dont use the exact part.

could anyone advise me on this please and the best thig to do.


A:power adapter does not work

I have a Toshiba that I am using an adapter made by Lite-On. I have been using it for about 2 years and no ill effects. It was about 1/3 the cost of the Toshiba adapter.

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The power adapter on my HP Zbook 15u G3 is not recognized. I tried an alternate power adapter, but that is not recognized either. The charge on the battery is almost empty. I've been waiting on hold for 30 minutes with HP tech support. The notebook is only 4 months old.

A:Power adapter not recognized

Support was able to fix the issue. Holding down the power button & mute button for 30 seconds fixed the problem. Thank you 

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my power cord and power adapter for a 110-414 PC was ruined in the so La. flooding.  I've tried to order a new set, the power adapter was wrong.  Support doesn't seem able to understand the plug on the ac aapter i recieved is a sigle plug like fits a laptop.  The AC reciever of the rear of my computer appears to be round barrel plug with a small pin in the center a four slots on the outside.  Where can I find this power adapter?

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Though I had posted this previously, but cannot find it anywhere!

Got an Altec Lansing Multimedia Computer Speaker System ACS41. Apparently they were used on a Gateway 2000 PC.
However, the power adapter was lost.
The speakers do not have any electrical specs on them regarding voltage, amps, and polarity.

Anyone have a similar set of speakers, or,
know of any way this type of info can be found out, in order to get the right power adapter for them. Do not care to fry them with an overkill. The speakers probably came with PCs running Windows 98SE, or Windows Millennium.

Prefer not to go to Radio Shack, they normally are rather expensive, and the people who own this do not want to go that route.

Thanks for the help.

A:Power Adapter for Speaker Set

We had a system crash here and some posts were lost. There was an answer, but I forget what it was. It may be as cheap to buy a new pair of speakers as to buy a power adapter.

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Recently I purchased a VX1945WM monitor and I was not given a power adapter to run the different integrated features that the monitor offers such as powered speakers and iPod dock among others. I tried contacting Viewsonic, but that was to no avail. If anyone knows the model number or distributor, please let me know.



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The Yoga 3 Pro power adapter looks like a normal USB brick, and the cord looks like USB, except with a kink in the connector at the Yoga 3 Pro end. Can I charge my phone or tablet with it?

A:What's with the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter - it's a ...

Yes the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter is a USB charger too!

How does it work?

The special "fool proof" charging cord has two extra pins on the AC adapter end and two extra pins on the Yoga 3 Pro end. The extra pins only make a connection when the fool proof cord is plugged in to the Lenovo charger and the Yoga 3 Pro. When a regular USB cord is plugged into either the charger or the Yoga 3 Pro, it makes a regular USB connection.

Can I charge the Yoga 3 Pro with any USB charger?

No. The Yoga 3 Pro requires 2A at 20V, which is what the provided 40W Lenovo AC adapter supplies.

Can I charge a USB device with the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter?

Absolutely. In addition to 2A at 20, the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter supplies 2A at 5.2V (10.4W), enough to charge a phone or tablet. Works for iPad.

Where can I buy spare AC adapters and cords?

AC adapters with cords are sold in the accessories section of the Lenovo store.

Where do I find the part numbers for the AC adapter and cord?

Look for AC Adapters In the PDF Yoga 3 Pro Hardware Maintenance Manual.

What are the USB specs of the Yoga 3 charging port?

It's a USB 2.0 port. It provides enough power to charge an iPhone, but not enough to charge an iPad. If you want to charge an iPad, try the USB 3.0 port on the right of the Yoga 3 Pro.

The Yoga 3 Pro power cable connectors compared with a regular USB connector:

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This is a recent problem - a previous adapter broke and now subsequent adapters use 100% CPU and sloooow my laptop.

It's an hp 6720s 13 months old, XP Home, HP 65W power adapter.

Laptop running fine on battery only. Laptop runs fine when battery removed and power adapter is connected. Laptop does not run fine when battery and power adapter connected - 100% CPU.

Also, the charge indicator light no longer works and the power icon does not show that the battery is charging, although it is.

I've updated the BIOS, restored factory power settings and tested the power adapter during startup and have the same prob with the CPU usage.

What could cause the power adapter to use 100% CPU? Please let me know if you need more info, cheers.

A:Laptop power adapter uses 100% CPU

Is this an Adapter obtained from HP as a direct replacement for the proper adapter as shipped from HP with the laptop?

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I have a Precision 7510 updated with the latest Bios and drivers. Today my TB15 arrived. I haven't tested connecting a monitor to it yet only a network cable and USB 3.0 stick - this worked fine.
I also tried starting the laptop from the button on the TB15 which also works fine.
However on startup I receive an error message:
"Alert! You have attached an undersized 130W power adapter to you system, which is less than the recommended 180W power adapter" ... message carries on a bit.
Now the thing is both the TB15 power adapter and 7510 power adapter are the same (identical part number) and  are shown to be 180W output.
What's the problem here and what do I need to do ?

A:Undersized power adapter

Any one any idea on this error ? Message appears at Bios post stage... i.e. early on just after switching on.
@Mod - I mistakenly posted multiple times - please feel free to delete duplicates.

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kraftzion said:

Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...

There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.

kraftzion said:

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I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.

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