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Radeon 5750 power requirements

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 16, 2010 2:56:37 PM


I bought Radeon 5750 GCU and as I tried to assemble my new computer, I found that I had a problem, since my power supply doesn't have a 6 pin 75W output.
In the requirements for this GCU it is said that the power supply is recommended.
Can I operate my computer without connecting power to the GCU (and of course while keeping my GCU unburnt)?
a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 3:02:22 PM

It will use about 75w, which can be supplied by the PCI slot, at its very limit. If it works, I still wouldn't recommend it. You can buy a $3 converter that will turn one of your 4pin Molex connections into a 6pin PCI connection.
July 16, 2010 3:06:51 PM


Unfortunately, all the stores are already closed, and will be until the beginning of next week.
If I understood the answer correctly, I will be able to use my new computer for the weekend, but running high performance graphics during this time is very much not recommended.
a b U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 3:12:15 PM

It may work, it may not. I personally would use the onboard graphics for the weekend.