Hi, my computer model is an emachine ET1331-02. As I've already had enough trouble breaking open the back of the case's metal slots (problem described here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/284059-33-cant-insert-video-card-emachine), now another problem arises. I'm only 14, and I don't know too much about computers themselves. I recently got this new graphics card to enhance my computer, a Sapphire Radeon HD 4850, and its power connector has two individual slots, and in my machine, I can only see one visible slot to plug it in. Do I need both to power the card? If not, which one do I use (one has 3 wires connected and the other has 5)? And if I do need both.... I only have one slot. Please help me figure this predicament out.
On a side note, in the package with the Radeon HD 4850 came a copper wired thingamabob that says cross fire on it. I have no idea what it's supposed to do.
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What? a HD4850 with 2x 6pin power connector? Could you show us the picture of your card?
Sounds like your PSU doesn't have the necessary cables. The crossfire bridge is for linking 2 or more of your graphics cards together to work synergistically.