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November 15, 2009 2:14:33 AM

hi! my question is this!on the hd 7840 board there are 2 power connectors and 1 for fan power!do i have to power both connectors or just one,and is the second connector for bringing juice to an second card in crossfire mode?
the (online)manual of ati sucks
by the way! no technical explaination what so ever!
i,m not connecting the card befor any solid info,otherwise i,m afraid it goes talibang on my mummyboard!lol!
:pfff:  :heink:  :D 

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November 15, 2009 2:29:21 AM

Both, as I posted in your other thread. Could you go into a little more detail on the fan power part?
November 15, 2009 3:10:31 AM

You need to power both of those connectors, and the fan power one aswell. (Better safe then never!!)

Hopefully your PSU has the right connectors, depending on how old it is.
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November 15, 2009 3:12:38 AM

i only have 1 connector for the card
November 15, 2009 3:18:49 AM

Your PSU doesnt have enough cords for the card?
November 15, 2009 3:26:00 AM

yes! i was just looking for an suitable adapter to create an second cord for the card.
and than i hope my power supply can handle it?
otherwise....crash and burn! acourding to the manual i'm 50 watt's short
November 15, 2009 3:27:35 AM

How many watts is your PSU??

and how old is it?

Im going to need full System Specs to give you the most accurate answer.

CPU, RAM, HDD, Motherboard, Powersupply (Wattage and brand if possible), and also the age of your computer.
November 15, 2009 3:29:37 AM

ife got an xpc shuttle with 450watt power supply,aproximatly a year old!
November 15, 2009 3:31:48 AM

Um what Model of the XPC Shuttle??

Example:
XPC Shuttle P2 2700

November 15, 2009 3:36:09 AM

model sd31p
i have in it an intel dual core 2x3000ghz
and 2gig's of memory space (acording to the manual 2 gigs is the maximum for the mummyboard)
November 15, 2009 3:39:03 AM

ife got the barebone shuttle on ebay for 25 euro
the cpu for 50 usd
and the ati card 60 euro
memory for 25 euro
November 15, 2009 3:43:39 AM

It could be very risky to run a 4870 in that computer.

First of all, there is almost no room, and i highly doubt the card will even fit inside the computer.

Second of all your powersupply is a risk to the computer and the card since it is 50 watts short.

Third, heat would definitely become an issue since there is almost no airflow in that case, and with a powerful gaming card like the 4870 heat would no doubt become a problem.

I am sorry to tell you that it is not worth the risk to install a 4870 into your computer, either get a better case/computer all together, or return your 4870.

-Noobster15
November 15, 2009 3:55:56 AM

i tryed it this afternoon and its real tight with the space,but with the pushed to the back of the power supplyer it does fit!with cooling how ever,there are 3 fan's on the back that blow inside and one on the side!ife thought of getting mee an cooler with a large fan on top of power supplyer with 600watt but than i need to shorten the cradle by half a centimeter,so i was thinking more on fancontroller and set them to maximum
November 15, 2009 3:59:42 AM

Hmm.. your case is limiting you alot here.
Of course if you moved your system from your shuttle case into a Cheap case that has more room.
But I still think heat will be a huge problem, and with all the fans maxed noise will become a problem.
Also your CPU could bottleneck the graphics card.

But with a new Case and A better powerupply your system could be alot more feasible.

Also, you have to remeber that all the heat from the graphics will be very close to your cpu and other essential Motherboard components.

It is spelling disaster at the moment.
November 15, 2009 4:08:38 AM

wel the card is an hd card,but i think that the card it self will never work on maximum proccesing,becourse i dont have an bluray installed and the resolution will be clocked down(no use for my tv)so i hope it will give me a few degrees of advantage?
November 15, 2009 4:17:00 AM

i know i,m working on the edga here,but notthing is impossible!ohh i also got an
8800 gt as an back up
November 15, 2009 4:24:21 AM

yeah this is just spelling disaster as Noobster15 said, dont do it

if you can trade that card back in for a 9600GT (there are low power ones that dont require the extra 6 pin connector etc) or 4650 ATI unless someone else knows a better part

hang on are you playing games on this rig? or just for TV?
November 15, 2009 4:36:19 AM

i want to play games with it mostly!i think!
ive just read an article on this site!about the back fan's,and that they suck the air out of the shuttle,maybey turning them around would help?so lotd of cool air get's in???
November 15, 2009 4:47:30 AM

why not plug it in and try it out? worth a try and run a torture test too.
November 15, 2009 4:59:00 AM

first i need an xtra power suply for the gpu,to create that,ineed an adapter i'm sorry to say
November 15, 2009 4:04:46 PM

Just move all of your hardware into a new case!

No amount of airflow can make a space that tiny work with such a powerful card. The 9600GT and the HD 4650 are still terrible ideas!! Since heat will always be an issue with discrete video cards.

At the moment, im less worried about the powersupply being able to handle it, then the fact that you could end up wrecking your computer just from heat alone.

November 15, 2009 8:54:19 PM

ife turned around the 2 back fans to create cool air flow into the shuttle and i have just enough room to fit an Zalman ZM-F2 Green LED fan (92mm with 2.800 rpm)
int the middle of the suttle!
November 15, 2009 8:56:27 PM

the flashing green led's looks bitchín!
gives it an alienware touch
!