LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
Zyblin
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2013
Distribution: Fedora 20 Jam-KDE Spin (32bit-PAE) and Debian/KDE Testing (64bit)
Posts: 131

Rep: Reputation: 13
Power Supply Upgrade Question.


This isn't specifically Linux related as Motherboard/PSU related.

While I am waiting for Windows to update so I can get Fedora installed I thought I would post this question.

I just got my new computer. I have no complaints, except for one. The computer came with an Nvidia N630GT, PCIE x16 slot. It requires at least a 450 watt power supply. The one that was in it was only a 300 watt. No big deal. I had bought a new PSU a few weeks ago, 575 watt. I have everything installed fine on it. I am linking a picture to the motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/p...5/6448_big.jpg In the top right of the picture you will see the ATX_12V 8 pin power connector. The original power supply had only one cable, 4 pin, connected to the bottom, (viewed in the picture as the left side.) The power supply I replaced it has two of these. I have one plugged in now but I am wondering if I need to, or should, have both plugged in even though the original set up only had one. Anyone have any recommendations or thoughts?

An after thought. The board does come with an ATI integrated (3000 series?) But since I am using the Nvidia N630GT I am obviously not using the onboard graphics.

Last edited by Zyblin; 11-12-2013 at 01:27 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 14,868
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803Reputation: 3803
The second plug for the ATX_12V (aka P8) is usually only needed for the 125 and 140W CPUs (or when you want to overclock, but that board is nothing I would use for that). It doesn't cause any harm to plug that in, so I would just do it.
The onboard video for that mainboard (Radeon HD3000) is neither well supported by the proprietary drivers (this card is deemed to be a legacy card, despite being still sold) nor by the free drivers. You will get decent performance with the free drivers, but no hardware video decoding. I would stick with the GT630, which is well supported and significantly faster.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
Zyblin
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2013
Distribution: Fedora 20 Jam-KDE Spin (32bit-PAE) and Debian/KDE Testing (64bit)
Posts: 131

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 13
Thanks. I will plug it in since it causes no harm. I believe the CPU is 90 watts. And yes, I love Nvidia. I have never owned any other 3D card other than Nvidia's cards. Now on to my next problem. I am making a new post for it.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Supply replacement question bigalexe Linux - Hardware 15 03-11-2008 09:49 PM
Power supply question - not related to linux username17 Linux - Hardware 5 04-09-2007 11:58 PM
Uninterruptible Power Supply question jantman Linux - Hardware 9 01-30-2007 12:01 AM
Basic Power Supply question lothario Linux - Hardware 2 12-16-2006 08:21 AM
Power supply fan question wapcaplet Linux - Hardware 2 11-16-2004 05:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration