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How to connect external power to graphic card

I have te XFX ATI RADEON HD 4870, I want to connect external power to it . I have Dual 4 Pin Molex To 8 Pin PCI-E Graphics Card Power Cable but where to connect this on graphic card , the card does not have a socket for it.

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Your Graphics card should have 2-6 Pin Power connections located on the Top Rear of the card. You would need to use an 8 pin to Dual 6-pin adapter cable for the Graphics Card.

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Well, since you connected your fan directly to the power supply, you are not getting any feedback thru the graphics card interface. This doesn't mean there is a problem since your fan is running full speed all the time, it is actually better and you should be able to see a difference on the GPU temperature.
If the GPU temperature is still too high and the fan is running at full speed, did you apply a thin coat of thermal paste on the heatsink? if not, there is your problem.

Now just to be clear did you connect the fan to the power supply or to a spare motherboard connector. If you connected to your motherboard, you need to go in the BIOS and change some settings regarding the fan speed (let me know if this is the case and I'll help you further about that.)

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You need two pci-e slots. Put the cards in the slots. The cards connect with a crossfire bridge. Then just plug your monitor in and your ready to go. Make sure that you have the software installed and that your chipset supports crossfire. For more info click here.

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You can but a molex splitter so that you can plug the single molex you have into it and then have two, like a "Y". You will probably have to go online to a company like www.tigerdirect.com, www.newegg.com, or www.circuitcity.com who sell power supplys. I realize that means waiting a few days but the alternative is to either modify your PSU which voids the warranty or buy a different one. The splitter is inexpensive.

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A list of the compatible PCI-Express 16X Graphics cards for a PCI-Express...


Having trouble finding out which graphics card will work with your PCI-Express motherboard? Here is a list all PCI-Express graphics cards for AMD/ATI Radeon. This list is in descending order. (The top graphics cards from each manufacturer are more recent, have greater memory and are faster while the bottom are older, have less momory and are slower).

If your Motherboard supports PCI-Express X16 then here is a list of compatible ATI/AMD Radeon Cards.
AMD Radeon 6000 Series - (AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850)
ATI Radeon 5000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 5970, ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyfinity 6, ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5850, ATI Radeon HD 5830, ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5750, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5570, ATI Radeon HD 5870, ATI Radeon HD 5550 and ATI Radeon HD 5450)
ATI Radeon 4000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, ATI Radeon HD 4890, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4830, ATI Radeon HD 4770, ATI Radeon HD 4600, ATI Radeon HD 4550, ATI Radeon HD 4300 and ATI Radeon HD 4200)
ATI Radeon 3000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 3800, ATI Radeon HD 3600, ATI Radeon HD 3400)
ATI Radeon 2000 Series - (ATI Radeon HD 2900, ATI Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon HD 2400)
ATI Radeon X Series - (ATI Radeon X1950, ATI Radeon X1900 and ATI Radeon X1800)

If your Motherboard supports PCI-Express X16 then here is a list of compatible Nvidia Cards.
GeForce 500 Series - (GeForce GTX 580)
GeForce 400 Series - (GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420)
GeForce 200 Series - (GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce GT 210)
GeForce 9 Series - (GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9400 GT)
GeForce 8 Series - (GeForce 8800, UltraGeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS (640 MB, 512MB and 320 MB versions), GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS)
GeForce 7 Series - (GeForce 7950, GeForce 7900, GeForce 7800, GeForce 7600)
GeForce 6 Series - (GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 XT)

For a list of compatible AGP8X Cards for an AGP8X Motherboard click on this link to take you to my other tips page. http://www.fixya.com/support/r6784133-list_compatible_graphics_cards_agp8x

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Will this graphics card work with my computer?


1) HP xw6200 Workstation desktop computer,

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11975_div/11975_div.HTML

Power Supply: Maximum rated Wattage - 500 Watts.

XFX ATI Radeon HD5750 graphics card,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2GB-ATI-Radeon-HD-5750-1GB-HDMI-1080p-BluRay-EyeFinity-Gaming-Graphics-Card-/120973408169?pt=UK_Computing_Computer_Components_Graphics_Video_TV_Cards_TW&hash=item1c2a93b7a9&_uhb=1#ht_4735wt_1080

Yes.


1) Install the software F-I-R-S-T, then physically install the graphics card.
Windows running, put the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card, into the CD/DVD drive.
Load all software. The drivers, and Catalyst Control Panel.

Windows will NOT use the software until the graphics card is installed, so don't worry about not having graphics in the meantime.

2) Computer unplugged from power FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer, AND before removing any parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

3) Physically install the graphics card.
(The Lock Lever on the PCI-Express x16 slot, goes UP to install a graphics card, or to remove a graphics card. It looks as though you should push down on it)

http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-9225/HP-408544-dsh-001-xw6200-WorkStation/Detail

Looking at the black PCI-Express x16 slot, with it's green Lock Lever, it looks as though there should be room for the graphics card.

Looking to the right of the green Lock Lever, look at the 4 gold colored Choke Coils. It may be tight, but the graphics card should clear the first two.

Areas of concern, though;

1) Power Supply:
The XFX Radeon HD5750 graphics card, requires a minimum of a 400 Watt Power Supply.

The graphics card doesn't use 400 Watts, of course. This is the minimum power requirement by the graphics card manufacturer, and based on the power the card needs, and the rest of the computer.

XFX, just like all graphics card manufacturers, uses a computer system set up to the maximum, for a test unit.

Gamer style motherboard.
Powerful Processor, that is probably a dual core, or quad core.
Maximum amount of ram memory.
Two optical drives
Two or more computer case fans.
Two or more harddrives.

You get the picture.

Power consumption has to be based upon what each individual hardware component will use, AND the graphics card.

Power Supply:
Problem is, the computer has some age on it. From searching it seems to have been made in 2004. Makes it 8 years old now.
Makes that Power Supply 8 years old now too.

A) Pre-built computer manufacturers, such as HP, Gateway, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc., have their components made by someone else.
The Power Supply is one such component.

Usually a generic Power Supply manufacturer, such as Bestec, or HiPro, or Delta, for HP computers.
Low quality electronic components are used in these power supply's.

Isn't a big deal usually, until you start to tax the limit on the Power Supply, such as installing a powerful graphics card.

Power Supply manufacturers also had a great tendency, to overate their Power Supply's back in the day. Made the Power Supply sell better, 'fudging' the actual Wattage rating.

Wattage was actually more like 60 to 70 percent, of what was stated.
300 Watts (60 percent) to 350 Watts (70 percent) is more actual.

The XFX ATI Radeon HD5750 also requires a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable, coming from the Power Supply, and connected to it.

The maximum amount of Wattage a PCI-Express x16 slot can deliver, is 75 Watts.
The 6-pin PCI-Express power cable delivers an additional 75 Watts,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

"This cable is used to provide extra 12 volt power to PCI Express expansion cards.
PCI Express motherboard slots can provide a maximum of 75 watts.

Many video cards draw significantly more than 75 watts, so the 6 pin PCI Express power cable was created.
These high-power cards draw most of their power from the 12 volt rail so this cable provides only 12 volts."

(Yellow wires are 12 Volt wires. Red wires are 5 Volt wires, Orange wires are 3.3 Volts. All are DC voltage. Black wires are Ground wires)

Will your Power Supply have a 6-pin PCI-Express power cable?
I doubt it.
In the Playtool link, see the 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable, shown on the right?

Takes TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables,
(Commonly misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable),

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

If you are going to use one of these power adapter cables, you NEED TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables!

HAS to have TWO Yellow 12 Volt wires going to it.

Will using a 6-pin PCI-Express adapter power cable, and One 4-pin Peripheral power cable work?
Most of the time yes.

PROBLEM is,
Over time the;

1) PCI-Express x16 slot contact pins -> BURN

2) Gold plated contact pins on the bottom of the graphics card -> BURNS

3) Connection on graphics card for the 6-pin PCI-Express power cable - BURNS

4) 6-pin PCI-Express power cable's connector -> BURNS

No if's, and's, or but's; it WILL happen.
Result is usually throw the motherboard away, and the graphics card.

So you may be looking at getting a better Power Supply.
Here is one example that will work,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899124&CatId=1483

A) 600 Watts. Gives you an additional 100 Watts of power. Less strain on the Power Supply.

B) 120mm fan. A larger fan turns slower, therefore makes less noise.
Puts out more air flow than an 80mm fan, even though it turns slower.

C) Has all the power cables required, plus more.

D) Has TWO 12 Volt power rails.
12 Volt 1 is capable of 23 Amp's.
12 Volt 2 is capable of 20 Amp's.
Total combined Amperage for the two 12 volt power rails is 43 Amp's.


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01463539

http://h20464.www2.hp.com/media/278E215F-8E76-416C-BBE2-32F7B25FB1A1/xw62_FRU_video_powersupply.htm

Gamer computer?
Not IMHO. Uses ECC ram memory.

That is Error Correcting Control ram memory. The ram memory runs the data through it twice, in order to make sure everything is correct, before using the data.
This is the type of ram memory a Server computer uses.

Could be wrong, and it could be used as a gamer computer, though. We will see when you are done, IF this is the intent.

[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECC_memory

Reasons for not using ECC:
"A performance decrease of around 2-3 percent, depending on application, due to the additional time needed for ECC memory controllers to perform error checking;"

Regards,
joecoolvette

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