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Thank you everyone for your interest and help! It seems what I am doing is not dangerous at the least. I would be grateful if someone knew as to why I am scoring 10k on a 3dmark (build 1.0.2), when most with my setup are scoring 17k.
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I don't think the card is getting enough power from that hard drive cable. Have you updated the drivers? It needs both 6, 8 pin pci-e connectors .
    
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Originally Posted by kerotero View Post
Thank you everyone for your interest and help! It seems what I am doing is not dangerous at the least. I would be grateful if someone knew as to why I am scoring 10k on a 3dmark (build 1.0.2), when most with my setup are scoring 17k.
Your welcome And that's why you need to fill in your system specs. So we can begin to diagnose the possible problem. We need more information before an assessment can be made and possible solutions given.

You are correct though, 10k is a very bad score for your cpu/gpu combination. I get a little over 18k on my system, which your cpu should certainly net you a better score.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/18/11 at 6:24pm
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post #14 of 38
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! There's disagreement! Well, I updated my system specs to further help. I have indeed updated the drivers to the most recent update. Is there anything else I could do as it may seem my 5870 isn't getting the power it needs due to a lack of a modular cable.
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post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by kerotero View Post
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! There's disagreement! Well, I updated my system specs to further help. I have indeed updated the drivers to the most recent update. Is there anything else I could do as it may seem my 5870 isn't getting the power it needs due to a lack of a modular cable.
Refer back to my 1st post in this thread. Try plugging the two molex connectors into seperate lines on your psu. I seriously doubt that the HX-850 can't handle it on on single line (aka: rail) but it's worth a shot. Your GPU should be capable of getting more than enough power from the adapter, or Sapphire wouldn't include them.

Btw, I have the same vid card as you and tested mine all on a single rail (for the 8 pin) before I made the custom harness for my vid card. It worked perfectly.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/18/11 at 6:39pm
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post #16 of 38
Does your motherboard have a power save mode for the GPU, if so disable it and try that.
post #17 of 38
Now that we have your specs. Part of the problem is that many of the results your looking at in 3dMarkVantage are with overclocked cpu's. You will draw a much less signifigant score comparing your stock 2.8Ghz cpu to someone running an overclocked 4+Ghz cpu. Also take into account, their vid cards are overclocked as well.

I was taking a close look at your psu. You should have 2 pci-e 6+2 pin & 2 pci-e 6 pin cables available to use with your gpu according to the specs at Corsair.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/18/11 at 6:46pm
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post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
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I was taking a close look at your psu. You should have 2 pci-e 6+2 pin & 2 pci-e 6 pin cables available to use with your gpu according to the specs at Corsair.
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I unfortunately lost all of my extra cables stupidly.
So he is having to make do with what he has.
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post #19 of 38
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So he is having to make do with what he has.
Oops, missed that comment skimming quickly. Doesn't affect what I said prior to that post.

The dual molex to 8 pin Sapphire supplied with the card is perfectly able to give the card full power and shouldn't be the point of concern.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/18/11 at 7:05pm
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post #20 of 38
The connectors that came with your psu.

1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 8-Pin EPS 12V
12 x Peripheral
12 x SATA
2 x Floppy
6 x PCI-E (6+2pin)

Looks like your gonna contact Corsair for another 6+2 pci-e wire.
Edited by Spct - 4/18/11 at 7:13pm
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