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Question about connecting Asus Ati Radeon HD 5870 v2

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October 6, 2010 11:38:08 AM

Question for anyone who has this exact same card. The card came with two cables so do I need both cables to connect the card to my PSU? Can I just use the cable with the molex heads and connect the PCI-E+2 from my PSU to the 2x4 on the card?

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October 6, 2010 11:43:40 AM

You should only need to connect the PCI-E connectors to the card. Only use the molex connectors if you have an older psu or not enough cables.
October 6, 2010 11:50:03 AM

I dont know if you have this card but it has two power connections. The other one is 2x3 and the other one is 2x4 so do I need to connect the psu power connectors to both of them? If so then I need to use the PCI-E+2 to the 2x4 and the separate cable with the molex's to the 2x3.
October 11, 2010 9:40:55 AM

Just because the dongles came with the cards doesnt mean that they have to be used. There should be two PCI-E 6 pin connection points at the rear of the card. Put two 6/8 pin PCI-E connectors into them from your PSU and you should be good to go