I'm in the process of upgrading a machine so I can run dual monitors. I purchased the XFX Radeon 4350 (after reading much here - thank you) and I purchased an adequate power supply for the card (350w).
I thought I did my research well but upon opening the video card and reading the instructions, it seems that the card requires that you plug in 2 X PCI-E connectors from the PSU. I had looked at all of the specs for this card (and I checked again just now) and nowhere did I see (maybe I missed it) that the card required TWO PCI-E connectors from the PSU.
So with much frustration I ask, can this card get power directly from the slot and/or the single PCI-E connector, or do I really need to get another power supply. I'm only doing basic dual monitor stuff and I'm not playing games (at all) -- so my main concern would be just to make sure that there's no danger (e.g. blow the PSU, have a fire) by running this card without the 2 connectors.
If it needs 2 PCI-E connectors you didnt get a 4350, check the card itself for a sticker to confirm that it is a 4350. You wont damage the card by running it without the power it just might not work right, but if it is a 4350 it should be totally fine.
Does the card itself have the connectors for the PCI-E power connectors? None of the ones i saw on the XFX site did(they really shouldnt). The quick install guide might have been reused for a different card. If your card does have the connectors for it can you post a picture of it?
Most cards need a PCI-E connector, only the lower end ones dont, and its probably cheaper for them to print 5 million of the same guide than it is to print 2.5 million of guide A and 2.5 million of guide B
This I'm sure is gonna sound stupid, but oh well. I have this same card and would like to run to monitors as well. I have two monitors that DVI connections on the back. How do I connect the two monitors to the single card?