Please bare with me. I tried sending the follwing message to XFX.com and got nowhere even though I registered but this is what I sent them as I had copied the message.
Hi I have just purchased a Radeon HD4890. I haven't fitted it yet because in the quick installation instructions it says "Connect two individual PCI Express (6 pin)power cables from the power supply to each individual connector on the graphics card". Now then I do have two spare plugs coming from the power supply one of which looks like it will fit but the other which is a bit bigger, a similar shape but only has 5 female terminals in it but I can see it wouldn't fit anyway. I am totally gutted. Please help. I have just looked up my power supply on the internet and it's a "Dell Precision 470 DT 550 watt power supply" (there was a load of numbers following this but I'm not sure if they would be relevant but I can supply them if you need them). I was really looking forward to fitting and using this card and am really disappointed. I have also taken some photos of the available plugs which I can send you but there is no where here to attach them but if you wish I can send them from my email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org but I need yours.
I Had to use the general help desk as the 307 or 308 wouldn't let me get anywhere and I'm guessing that I need to enter serial and reg numbers to follow this route which I will probably get once I've loaded the card but as I said I haven't fitted it yet.
Like I said I'm totally gutted and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Ok I didn't realise you needed 2 plugs but is there anything I can do without replacing the power supply (actually I don't even know with what)
I'm not a computer whizz kid but lately I've been going through some pretty steep learning curves and to be honest I'm getting completely exhausted by it all.
Please can some one help me
regards and desperate Michael