Graphics cards greater than 75 watts require the use of an auxiliary power cable adapter.
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Slots two and four use latches to secure the card in the slot.
Power limitations for graphics cards
cards, CPU, and memory) must not exceed the maximum rating of the workstation power supply.
When planning, purchasing, and installing graphics cards in your workstation, observe the following
Maximum allowable graphics card power for Slot 2 is 150W. Note that 75W is available from
the system board and an additional 75W directly from the PSU (using the 6–pin power connector
from the power supply). If a second graphics card is installed in Slot 4, the combined power
consumption of both cards must not exceed 150W.
empty for thermal cooling considerations.
Slot 4 supplies 25W of power. Do not exceed this power limitation when installing a second
graphics card in this slot.
Chapter 5 Replacing components
for more information.
To prevent damage, the overall power consumption of the workstation (including I/O
If you use a graphics card with greater than 75 watts of power, leave the adjacent slot