Does the GTX 280 absolutely NEED to be connected to 2 PCIE power connectors?

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Zap

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Originally posted by: BFG10K
If you only plugged one in I'm pretty sure the alarm would go off.
Actually I don't think the GTX 280 has an alarm. It has an LED that is green for sufficient power, and red for insufficient power. You can view the LED from the rear of the system near the card's exhaust.
 

apoppin

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there is actually an "alarm" that flashes on the screen if you did not plug in your 8-pin

that is when i went to work with the alligator clip


worked fine
 

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