Replacing my 3870x2 with a VTX3D 1GB Radeon HD 6850 PCI-E 2.1 Graphics
I need to know if a VTX3D 1GB Radeon HD 6850 PCI-E 2.1 Graphics Card is compatible with my pc which runs a 3870x2 and a q6600.
I am looking to replace the 3870x2 with the 6850
My thinking is the psu shouldn't be an issue here because the 3870x2 is a power hungry card wheres the 6850 is quite conservative on power.... correct me if i am wrong
Any advice would be great
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According to the specs for the HD3870x2, a 550 Watt or greater power supply with two 2x3-pin PCIe power connectors required.
The 6850 requires a 500 Watt or greater power supply recommended 1 6-pin PCI-e connector. Everything equivalent, like the GTX 460, or faster than it uses two. Just make sure you have the 6-pin PCI-e connector and you should be set.
Thanks for the reply... im a bit of a novice , how can i tell whether i have a 6-pin PCI-e connector ?