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Old 05-11-2011, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I got my HD 5850 today, and will be installing it, along with a new 700 w power supply this evening in my Dell XPS 8300. Its all a tight fit, but should work. Now my question is does it matter what I plug into on the graphic card? I see to sections I can plug into, either works fine or is there one I should be using?


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You HAVE to plug in both.

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You HAVE to plug in both.
Yeh. If you don't have two 6 pin pci-e power connectors you can buy molex to pci-e converters cheap. Not many people many to use up all there molex connectors.
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Thanks, that was definitely a duh moment for me, not sure why I thought there would be a spare connection on the back lol The card came with cables, so did the power supply. I have the card plugged in right now, its at home, turned off obviously. Going to be doing the brain surgery of removing the power supply and getting the new HUGE 700 w power supply in tonight and hopefully up and running and enjoying the performance boost of the 5850 over the 5670 it has in there now.
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