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PintoRosa
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I There,

Please, I have a workstation xw8000 (Windows XP Pro 2002 SP2) and I am trying to replace the existing graphics card by another one (NVIDIA Quadro FX3400/4400) with auxiliary power supply, for my surprise I do not find the cable from the PSU. Do I have to buy a new PSU? Thanks in advance for your time and help.

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Hello PintoRosa,

The video card requires additional power to be supplied to it. NVIDIA supplies an adapter to do this, I don't have that specific video card, but most video cards I have received from PNY came with the adapters needed.

If they didn't supply one you will need to acquire one. This is what you would need, you can find them at any computer shop or online retailer.
http://goo.gl/33Q74

With that being said that's your first option, your second option is to upgrade your power supply, depending on the power supply already included and the new card being added you may need to anyways.
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Re: Graphics Card

Thanks a million. You were very helpful.

 

Jaime PintoRosa

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I there,

 

Sorry to bother you again. A problem never comes alone. Just to confirm, a NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400 -Graphics bus PCI Express 2.0 x16---RAMDAC 400 MHz. Can not be installed in a hp Workstation xw8000.

 

Many Thanks.

 

PR

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Hello PintoRosa,

I don't see any reason why I wouldn't work.
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Re: Graphics Card

Hello,

Thanks for your feedback.

Sorry my ignorance but, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400 –The Graphics bus is PCI Express 2.0 x16---RAMDAC 400 MHz. And the hp Workstation xw8000 has

PCI-X 1.0 64b/133MHz

PCI-X 1.0 64b/100MHz

PCI 2.2 32b/33MHz

AGP 8x Pro 50 (50w)

Apparently this card does not feet in these slots. (Sorry if I am wrong).

 

Many Thanks

 

PintoRosa

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Ahh ya if you don't have a PCI express slot then the card will not work. You need to get a video card that supports AGP.
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Re: Graphics Card

Please,

 

Do you know , good video cards for (AutoCad, 3dsMax, SolidWorks) that supports AGP?

 

Thanks.

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I can't give any recommendations as I haven't used an AGP card in years. AGP has been surpassed by PCIe cards in terms of raw power.

I did a google search on AGP video card and auto cad and came across a few threads discussing the issue with a few different ideas thrown around.

See this thread
http://goo.gl/VLjzh

This article was interesting as some of these cards may be good for auto cad even though the article is written for gaming.
http://goo.gl/wQUAo
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Many Thanks, for your help.

 

PintoRosa

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