Hey i just baught my 4870"xxx" card and i have a 400w psu with 6pin connector for connecting the the pci-e card, and my card has 2 6pin ports, my qtion is i have a 4 pin to 6 pin converter would it work to use that as a second pci connector then?
i know it might not be enought power but i have limited the rest of my power usage by having water cooled cpu wich the pump is connected to the wall socet not to the psu or comp in anyway and i have no DVD/CD-rom drive i only have 1 Sata hardrive and 1 fant to the cooling unit for my water cooling.. so power is lowered alot..
my computer set up otherwise is:
Cpu: 7750+ dualcore black editon
Motherboard : Asus M2N68-AM
so my question is would it work using that 4 to 6 pin converter to get the second power on to it or do i only need 1 6 pin connector or is 2 a must?
do i really have to get new psu?
Basically if the GPU is not getting enough amps (power) your PC will freeze during gaming.
In the worse case scenario, the GPU will cause the PSU to overload 'cause it is drawing too much power. An overloaded PSU will die and in the absolute worse scenario the PSU will spike sending too much power to all your components, thus damaging each and every component beyond repair. In other words, time to buy a new PC.
I think with such a low powered system it's really not a risk. If you ran that setup through asus's 'how many watts do i need' prog it would probably score closer to 300w than 400w under 100% load on all components.
If the cable you got with the card splits 4-5 then it will be fine.
I ran a 4870 with an overclocked 6000+ on a no-brand 400w psu for a few months and it was totally fine, i see no reason why this wouldn't be too.
Yes Yes true! anything else i should be aware of or think about? i will not be playing very highend games. i play some WoW and some Need for speed and some other like fear 2 and so on not VERY powerconsuming games i guess? i ostly play wow but im upgrading from a HiS hd 4650 512mb card wich laggs alot and just dont like it... so hopefully this work fine..