I have a HIS H585FN1GD HIS H585FN1GD RADEON HD 5850 (CYPRESS PRO) 1GB 256-BIT GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS 2.1 X16 HDCP READY and intend on buying another for Crossfire. I have some doubts as to it's functionality since I would have to add 2 more 4 pin molex to 6 pin pci-e to power these baddies, since my current card hogs up the 2 that I already have with my 700 watt psu. If I put 1 4 pin molex to 6 pin pci-e connector on each card and run the two that I have available from my psu to each card, will this help stabalize the power consumption and amps to run these 2 beasts? 1 card alone sucks up the first 300 watts and meets the pc's requirements to run effectively, and then you have to factor in another 140 watts to run the other. Will I face issues in trying to get power supplied to these cards with the specified connectors?
that I had to do a quick swap on since my Antec 650 overheated and died. I'm in the process of getting one thru the manufacturer's warranty, but that takes forever. I might see it in another 2 months (fingers crossed). So this was a fast an easy high wattage psu to get the job done for now and I'm actually impressed by it. It IS SLI/Crossfire capable with 79% efficiency...not bad for 35 bucks.
Anyway, I just ordered my next 5850 and it should be here within 3 days. If you have any advice, please share. If not, take care.
Okay...so what if I try to power both cards with 1- 4 pin molex to 6 pin pcie cable to each card and then plug a 6 pin pcie from my psu to each card? I don't want to stress my components, but there should be more than sufficeint power to run these two cards together. Any thoughts on this arrangement?
and at 73% min. efficiency with 2 12v rails drawing a total of 42 amps and all of the safety features included, you can't beat it. I don't care about a name brand..they all work and die the same and at different rates. It's under warranty for a year and I really don't think that at default values, my entire system with Corssfire should suck up 700 watts...seriously.
I just went and got 2 sets of 6 pin pcie splitters for the cards off Newegg...so I have some faith in it. I know these cards draw a lot of power, but I think it'll do imo.
I have a family to support and someone always in my face with their hand out, so I'm just trying to make due until the clouds break, ya know?
I really appreciate the fact that someone is actually paying attention to the thread
Don't blame us when that piece of garbage blows up. If you are someone with a family to support then you would spend the money on food or bills instead of a second graphics card. 73% efficiency in 2013 means it is worse than garbage. Plus, and this is what I think is funny, you seem to think that because it has dual 12v rails it means it's good. Ok, let's look. +12v1 and +12v2 are rated for 21A each peak, that's 252w peak per rail or 504w peak combined, which it isn't going to be because there is a thing called LYING which every conman has been using for the past several thousand years, especially easy when all it takes is a can of spray paint and a new sticker to sell a 300w unit as a 700w unit, it happens all the time on ebay, called a Chinese Firecracker. So let's be generous and say it'll provide 400w continuous. Minus 150w for CPU, motherboard, and peripherals, leaving 250w. In what alternate reality do you think that 250w will power dual 5850s, considering a single 5850 has a TDP of 151w? And this is even taking the ideal situation where voltages can be shared across rails, which can't happen else it wouldn't be a multiple rail PSU.
Are you starting to get it now? It's a piece of ***** like Rocketfish or any one of the thousands of other Chinese Firecrackers which will at the very least cause a bit of smoke when it blows or at the worst set your house on fire. You don't screw around with electrical, I'm serious. If you can't afford a quality unit you don't get it. You don't buy a $500 car, you don't buy a $25 Rolex from some guy in a trenchcoat in the park, and you don't power expensive power hungry hardware with bottom shelf worse-than-a-first-year-electrical-engineering-student quality backstreet China power supply
Actually...you're right. I really don't need that *****. I'm not such a hardcore gamer that I'm stuck wilting away in my basement with my mommy bringing me RedBulls and being incapable of getting up and taking a piss without needing assistance from being stuck in my chair so long. My rig runs most games on high if not max without a hitch...screw it. More money for me, and I don't have to worry about getting beat up in a public forum over it....lulz. Thanx, brah. m\/