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Running GTX 750Ti with SATA

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14 minutes ago, Overlandr said:

Hello, I am looking to update an Optiplex 3020 (i5 model) with a GTX 750Ti  which I have already purchased. The card only runs at 60W stock, so if I plug a SATA to PCI-E power adaptor into the card will it pull more power through the cable or through the PCI-E slot which seems to have a max power output of 75W. This is because I am worried about the power drawn through the SATA power cable may be too much for it if more power is pulled from the cable than the slot.

 

Thanks.

Video cards that use additional power will likely be designed with different parts of the card drawing power from the slot or the cables to avoid power load issues.

Hello, I am looking to update an Optiplex 3020 (i5 model) with a GTX 750Ti  which I have already purchased. The card only runs at 60W stock, so if I plug a SATA to PCI-E power adaptor into the card will it pull more power through the cable or through the PCI-E slot which seems to have a max power output of 75W. This is because I am worried about the power drawn through the SATA power cable may be too much for it if more power is pulled from the cable than the slot.

 

Thanks.

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Plugging in a power cable doesn't make more power get drawn from another location. It delivers power via the cable.

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4 minutes ago, Overlandr said:

 

It probably doesn't even need a power cable in to run, but I'd probably suggest using a MOLEX to PCI-e adapter if you really want one, the power draw is low enough that it really shouldn't matter.

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14 minutes ago, Overlandr said:

Hello, I am looking to update an Optiplex 3020 (i5 model) with a GTX 750Ti  which I have already purchased. The card only runs at 60W stock, so if I plug a SATA to PCI-E power adaptor into the card will it pull more power through the cable or through the PCI-E slot which seems to have a max power output of 75W. This is because I am worried about the power drawn through the SATA power cable may be too much for it if more power is pulled from the cable than the slot.

 

Thanks.

Video cards that use additional power will likely be designed with different parts of the card drawing power from the slot or the cables to avoid power load issues.

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