Help! My Radeon 5750 doesn't have any PCIX Power conn. Can i CF? Hi all. First time poster , long time fan of Hardwarecanucks. As the title says , i bought a cheap Radeon 5750, the manufacturer's name is Vero Graphics. I figured , well its cheap so what the heck... Came home and i found something i haven't seen in a long time. A Gfx card with no extra powercoupling! I googled it , found nothing, Went to Vero graphics homepage , found nothing , nothing more than their recommendation to use 2 pciexpress connectors for this card.. 8) I think they just made a generic page for all of their cards as their picture shows no connector either... Anyway , i plugged it in to see if it worked and if it was indeed a 5750, installed new drivers and , well , i can't see anything wrong with it , it has worked now for like 2 months and not even one hangup in even long gamingsittings. Could this be correct? Does any other manufacturer sell cards w.o pcix conn ? And finally , could i run this in Crossfire? The outside of the box says it has CrossfireX Technology , there is the regular CF connectors on the top end of the card and so on... From what i have read 5750 has a really low power consumption but really , THAT low ? Edit: I have since i posted this put in info of the rest of my computer in my system specs 
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never heard of the company up here. may be a lower powered unit. drop everest or gpuz and check clocks. your cards page says HD5750 VERO™ launch the Radeon HD 5750 with complete DirectX 11 support and the world’s most advanced graphics, display and memory technologies. Product Specification • Graphic Processor: ATI Radeon®HD5750 • Memory: DDR5 1GB • Memory Interface: 128Bit • Core Clock: 850 MHz • Memory Clock: 4800 MHz • Output: VGA + DVI • Bus Type: PCIExpress 2.0 x16 from hexus http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_car...G_1241big.jpg from tpu : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor...ower_small.jpg <table class="resulttable" border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><th> </th><td>GeForce 9600 GT</td><td>Radeon HD 4830</td><td>Radeon HD 4770</td><td>GeForce GTS 250</td><td>Radeon HD 4850</td><td>Radeon HD 5750</td><td>Radeon HD 4870</td><td>Radeon HD 5770</td></tr><tr><th>Shader units </th><td align="right">64</td><td align="right">640</td><td align="right">640</td><td align="right">128</td><td align="right">800</td><td align="right">720</td><td align="right">800</td><td align="right">800</td></tr><tr><th>ROPs</th><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td><td align="right">16</td></tr><tr><th>GPU</th><td align="right">G94</td><td align="right">RV770</td><td align="right">RV740</td><td align="right">G92</td><td align="right">RV770</td><td align="right">Juniper</td><td align="right">RV770</td><td align="right">Juniper</td></tr><tr><th>Transistors</th><td align="right">505M </td><td align="right">956M</td><td align="right">826M</td><td align="right">754M</td><td align="right">956M</td><td align="right">1040M</td><td align="right">956M</td><td align="right">1040M</td></tr><tr><th>Memory Size</th><td align="right">512 MB </td><td align="right">512 MB </td><td align="right">512 MB </td><td align="right">1024 MB </td><td align="right">512 MB </td><td align="right">1024 MB </td><td align="right">512 MB </td><td align="right">1024 MB </td></tr><tr><th>Memory Bus Width </th><td align="right">256 bit </td><td align="right">256 bit </td><td align="right">128 bit </td><td align="right">256 bit </td><td align="right">256 bit </td><td align="right">128 bit </td><td align="right">256 bit </td><td align="right">128 bit </td></tr><tr><th>Core Clock</th><td align="right">650 MHz </td><td align="right">575 MHz </td><td align="right">750 MHz </td><td align="right">738 MHz </td><td align="right">625 MHz </td><td align="right">700 MHz </td><td align="right">750 MHz </td><td align="right">850 MHz </td></tr><tr><th>Memory Clock</th><td align="right">900 MHz </td><td align="right">900 MHz </td><td align="right">800 MHz </td><td align="right">1100 MHz </td><td align="right">993 MHz </td><td align="right">1150 MHz </td><td align="right">900 MHz </td><td align="right">1200 MHz </td></tr><tr><th>Price</th><td align="right">$80</td><td align="right">$95</td><td align="right">$110</td><td align="right">$140</td><td align="right">$100</td><td align="right">$139</td><td align="right">$130</td><td align="right">$159</td></tr></tbody></table> <hr> 
http://i48.tinypic.com/vsoxf6.jpg Did you mean like this ? Noticed it says 1024MB ram in the list you posted. Mine has 512MB. Other than that , does it seem right ? It works like a charm imo. Would like to CF though if possible. 
Yes it is possible. The onlyreason why your don't have a power conencter is probably because this no name brand make a cheaper nonreference design that use less then 90W under load so the PCIe slot can power it no problem. 
If you do decide to go Crossfire, I strongly recommend that you purchase a second card that does have the PCIE power connector. 
Ok , good tip there. Does it matter if i get a 512MB or 1GB card? Will i utilize 1GB when the other is just 512? 
no both will use only 512 if my memory is good. Unless they have changed it in a recent driver version?? 
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How cheap was it? 
In retrospect it probably wasn't that cheap , 166usd a couple of months ago , i think it was just around christmas come to think of it or some time later perhaps. Compared to other cards here in sweden it was the cheapest though. 8) 
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