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    Powered Graphic Cards.

    Can anyone help? I had two powered graphic cards in my PC when it went back to the makers for a repair nothing to do with the graphic cards, they replaced them with unpowered cards without asking me when I queried the change they told me that graphic cards powered by the motherboard were better!

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    that sounds dodgy.

    Powered graphics cards are usually more powerful than non powered ones.

    Can you explain the situation better. what was wrong and when did this happen.
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    Graphic Cards

    Hi mate, what happened was I bought a PC from Mesh AMD X2 4400, 1 gig ram, 2x6800gt's, 2x250 HDD, Asus sli Delux m/board.
    It kept crashing randomly they sent a bloke out who replaced m/board, still random crashing, eventually they had it back to base, they explained there were issues with the dual core chips and offered to turn off one of the cores, I said no I will pay to change to a FX57 and another gig of ram and a floppy drive this they did, the PC came back when I booted it there was some nvidia dialogue about not enough power. I thought oh they haven't plugged one of the cards in, I opened it up and what do you Know there was no where to plug the power cables into, I removed one of the cards and found the heatsink had a lump missing out of it! the other just has that used well handled look I think anyone would agree that they were used. At first I thought I was going mad but I remember when the PC first arrived when I checked that they were running ok the temp of one card was higher than the other Mesh said that, it was normal and I could change the cards to check this I did so I know the original cards were powered.
    When I tackled Mesh they said it was an upgrade!
    Thanks for your interest.

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    I suspect this should be persued in the correct forum , ie the mesh one where I understand your case is currently being delt with.
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