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I have a Gateway 702Ge desktop. I have upgrade the ram to 4gb. I want to upgrade the video card for gaming purposes. Best Buy gave me a Pny XLR8 GE Force 9800 Gt Graphics card x16 PCi express. It will fit in the slot but the power cord it came with is a 2 prong. The directions for the power cord is for a 4 prong and 6 prong power cord. So I am confused. Does it need the power cord? Do you think the wrong items was back in the box? (It was sealed in shrink wrap.) Help


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High-end graphics cards require more power from your system to process all the graphical goodness. The manufacturer probably has several different versions of the card and is using a standard manual for all different models (hence the different listing in the manual). I would tend to say that if it was in the manufacturer's retail packaging then everything that is required is in the box. Look at the card itself and see if that 2 prong power fits your model. If you're having no luck, bring the product back to Best Buy and get a replacement and let them know what happened.
Your video card doesn't need a power cord, it need a cable that runs from video card to monitor, there are several different types of these cables, however, if you have an SLI ready video card that maybe what some of the stuff they gave you including a cable for HDMI and i would look in the manual real quick to double check...
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