I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card for my Dell Server Workstation, but when I brought it home and unpackaged it to put it into my computer, I noticed it required 2 6-pin dedicated connections to the power source.
The problem here is my computer only has one 6-pin connection (no 8-pin either, just a single 6-pin), which when plugged into the card will run the fan and everything but just won't pump out an image.
Normally I would go out and purchase a new power source and replace my existing one, but the way Dell designs their computers it's not possible to remove the power source from the enclosure.
Also, the installation instructions for the card say specifically NOT to use a splitter to change one 6-pin connection to 2 6-pin connections. I'm wondering if it wouldn't be possible to get a separate power source and use it to power just the graphics card; is this possible?