I bought a GeForce 8800 Ultra. It was intended to use in my Dell Dimension 5100. When I got it, I found out it is too big to fit into the computer case. So I had to install it in a Dell Precision 670 workstation and had to take out the original Quadro FX card. Fortunately Dell workstation was able to work with 8800 Ultra. I had thought a workstation only works with Quadro family of cards.
I have two questions though:
In the computer case, there is only one extra power plug for the 8800 ultra card, which requires two power plugs, and no Y splitter should be used accoding to the guide. What can I do? Right now, I only provide one power plug to the GPU, so the performance is lowered automatically by software.
Will installing a 8800 ultra card in a workstation compromise the performance? Is GeForce only for PC and Quadro only for Workstation?