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Hello, I am having problems with getting my graphics card to work I have a custom built gaming computer with a Nvidia 9500Gt PCI-E and I checked to make sure it is connected properly to the motherboard but someone told me because it is a PCI-E I may have to hook up another power source to it to make it work they said something about 6pin 8pin but I didn't understand,the computer does not even recognize that it is there and it wont put out any video so someone please help ME!!!!!!! The computer is running Windows vista ultimate 64bit

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Yes you need to connect another power cable to the card. You didn't give the manufacturer name so I am just guessing on the exact power cable needed. I checked 3 different brands and they all say they need a 6-pin cable for extra power and anywhere from a 350W to 450W power supply. Some brands come with a 6-pin to Molex cable adapter (if you have a older power supply).

If you have a relatively new power supply it should come with one or two 6-pin cables. There should be a socket on the back edge for the 6-pin cable. It can only plug-in one way - so DON'T try to force it.
Good Luck