PNY GeForce 9400 GT

vistablackben

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Heya, Hope everyone had good X-Mas!

Been looking at this card, just want to know a few things. It says PNY, is that like a sub-category of Nvidia? I dont understand it! Also will I need to plug in a power cable or will this card get the power from the PCI-E slot itself. And any other thoughts on the card are helpful!

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/68549...rchstring=PNY+GeForce+9400+GT+&searchsource=0

Thanks, Ben. :)
 

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MrNeeds

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Heya, Hope everyone had good X-Mas!

Been looking at this card, just want to know a few things. It says PNY, is that like a sub-category of Nvidia? I dont understand it! Also will I need to plug in a power cable or will this card get the power from the PCI-E slot itself. And any other thoughts on the card are helpful!

Play.com (UK) : PNY GeForce 9400 GT / 512MB DDR2 / HDTV-OUT DVI / PCI-E Graphics Card : Computing - Free Delivery

Thanks, Ben. :)
PNY are a company who manufacture the cards, like mine is XFX, and others are like BFG and EVGA, you will need a 6 pin molex PCI-E power cord, which should be included with the card if it requires it.
 

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vistablackben

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OK thanks, so the power cord goes into the motherboard and then into the card, sounds straight forward to me.

Ta
 

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MrNeeds

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OK thanks, so the power cord goes into the motherboard and then into the card, sounds straight forward to me.

Ta
no, heres a pic of mine lol, to better explain, forgive the doodle its easier to see where my wires are going, i couldnt get a decent picture, my camera is my phone :p
 

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vistablackben

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Thanks for the advice again, if i do get the card i should be able to do it, otherwise il post back.

Also the most "graphically intensive" process I will probably run is something like The Sims 2 which runs fine on my on-board. Mainly just want to update for future and larger screen resolution. Therefore a card sub £50 is perfect for me, as im not dreaming of running GTA. Any other card suggestions that meet my criteria then give us a shout and il consider it, as you guys know what your talking about, and really I dont.

Thanks, Ben :cool:
 

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