|Hi all, I'm thinking about purchasing the SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP.|
The card comes with a power cable. The power cable has a 8 pin connector for the slot on the graphics card and (x2) 4 pin connectors. I know the 8 pin connector connects to a 8 pin slot on the PSU but what about the (x2) 4 pin connectors? Do I plug them into two free slots into the (x2) molex plugs thats on the PSU? Or do I even need to connect them? I have a general idea but want to make sure.
Also, After reading reviews, some people said a single core processor (Pentium 4) might cause problems with the Radeon card and recommends a dual processor. I have a single processor which is a P4. What do you think about those claims? Also, one guy said "Large size, you need a full ATX case" is the card THAT large? Do you think it'll fit into my Dell Demension 4500? Also, another review said it burned out his 500W PSU and 600 is recommended for him. If the card specs is 450, shouldn't 500 be enough? My requirments are below...
Pc: Dell Dimension 4550 (XP HOME SP2)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz - 2.392 Ghz / 1024MB
RAM: DIMM1: (x2) 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
Old VC: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600XT (256 MB)
Hard Drive: 55.8GB
Power Supply: 500W +12VDC @35Amps