|}}} 2 You don't have the 6 pin PCIe power connected to your card.|
DOH, yes, this is certainly relevant... LOLZ. First time using a PCIe GC, so that wasn't connected. I'd seen it and forgotten about it.
In my defense, the EVGA instruction manual is a useless generic thing consisting of 5 pages replicated in four languages that mentions "If your card has an external power supply"... I was thinking of an out-of-case add-on PS or something for some ridiculously high-end GC.
Still a major DOH! is called for. Don't worry, when I am working on computers, I keep my dribble cup securely fashioned.
However, related question, then:
If I hook it up and see if it will work, is there any likely chance it'll fry anything if it's inadequate to do the job, or will the whole thing just behave like it ought to and not work?
And even if it does work, is it likely to overheat and blow up everything?
I'm just trying to boost the power of this machine for the time being, the base unit is not my own and I already had that card for other purposes which are on hold at the moment... but I don't want to blow anything up.
Obviously, you're not liable for the advice being wrong, I'm just wondering if it's a bad idea and just give it up... quit now before I blow up anything, or "It'll just not work".
The main drains in this are the mobo, the OEM HD(Hitach, 300gb I think) and a WD 1Tb Caviar Black. There is a DVD player/burner but is isn't in use very much.