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Done.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 12/31/10 at 9:27pm
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The card needs 2 6-pin PCI-e connections from the power supply, which yours should have. The connections on the card itself are on the back, behind one of the vents.

Also, never take it to Geek Squad, especially when you've got us. While I'm at it, never try to force a PCI-e card into a PCI slot. All you'll get is broken equipment.
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DO NOT go to Geek Squad. You will need two PCIe connectors to plug into the card.

Your gamextreme has two PCIe connectors. Just plug and play.
post #4 of 12
2 of these right into the card.

Your PSU has two 6 pins.

GeekSquad might destroy your card and charge you $500 for them to fix it.
Edited by ACM - 12/9/09 at 6:38pm
    
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It should need 2 6-Pin PCI-E Power cords. Or is it (1) 6 Pin and (1) 8 Pin. Either way, just use them.
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post #6 of 12
You should need two six pin pci-e power connectors. And no, you cannot put your 8600s into the PCI slots.
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post #7 of 12
Plug the two cables in the middle of the picture below into the back of the card after you seat it into the the PCIe slot (the longest one on your board). It's that easy

post #8 of 12
Plug in the 6-pin power connector that says "PCI-E" and not the 8-pin CPU power connector that says "CPU Power."
post #9 of 12
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Done
Edited by frickfrock999 - 12/31/10 at 9:27pm
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Step 1. Clean & remove nvidia drivers
Step 2. Also grab the latest ATI drivers before the next step!


Step 3. After that shut off pc (and turn off PSU) and put in your 5850 ( connect the power cables (two 6 pins), remove internet connection (so it wont auto install drivers), Start up PC, and install the latest ATI 5 series driver, once there done installing restart your computer and it should work just fine.
Edited by ACM - 12/9/09 at 7:27pm
    
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