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what is this on my graphics card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by copskid1, Jun 22, 2012.

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  1. copskid1

    copskid1 Thread Starter

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    this is more of a curious question but i have a EVGA GeForce 6200, 256MB DDR2. (i think thats all that matters) and it has this other plug thing and i wanted to know what it's for. i've been using it for a while and it works perfectly fine. i love it its great but i was just curious

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  2. leroys1000

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    That is a cooling fan power connector.
    Your card is passive,so they didn't use a fan.
     
  3. Fisher783

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    You can get fans that fit onto your graphics card hence this.
     
  4. copskid1

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    What does passive mean? and i thought that's what the black thing was for was for cooling
     
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    Passive is basically a heat sink with no fan.
    It relies on air moving through the computer case
    to move the heat.
    Like from the case fans.
    Active cooling is something actually doing
    something active,like a fan cooling the heatsink.
    That passive heatsink is fine for that card.
     
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