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  HD 4850 
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FatalStar64 Nov 24, 2008, 06:46pm EST Report Abuse
I'm thinking of buying this to Replace my 8500 GT would it allow me to run new games on high settings even Crysis? Would it also be compatible with my mobo and compliment my system nicely?

My current rig
Intel Core2Duo E6750 (2.66GH )
2 GB DDR II PC-800
Video PX 8500GT 512Mb
Hard Drive 500 GB SATA
ATX Midi-Tower Case 420w

Q9550 @3.2 Ghz
4GB OCZ DDRll 1066
Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
Corsair HX 750 watt PSU
Coolermaster Storm Scout
Samsung BX2431 24' LED
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Suspended User Nov 24, 2008, 07:48pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HD 4850
I have the same CPU ( at 3.2ghz ) and the 4850 and 2GB extra ram and I can run it on high, it will be playable, but not SUPER smooth

Michael C Nov 25, 2008, 11:50am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HD 4850
You'll be fine. I'm sure you'll notice atleast 2-3 times the performance of that 8500GT.

FatalStar64 Nov 25, 2008, 12:29pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HD 4850
Are you all really sure I won't need additional cooling because I keep hearing this card runs hot also my PSU is only 420w and I hear you require 550w to operate the card is that so or will it be fine?

Q9550 @3.2 Ghz
4GB OCZ DDRll 1066
Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
Corsair HX 750 watt PSU
Coolermaster Storm Scout
Samsung BX2431 24' LED
Bungle Nov 25, 2008, 12:50pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HD 4850
what sort of 420W power supply are we talking about here? not all 420W PSU's are created equal.

Core i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz | Corsair H110 | Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H | 32GB 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
2x EVGA GTX 780 SLI | 256GB OCZ Vector SSD | 4TB Hitachi 7K4000
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Corsair 650D | Windows 7 Ultimate x64
bajanboy Jan 11, 2009, 06:34am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HD 4850
First off that PSU will have to go. That 400+ power supply will really be under some strain. Add another 2gig of ram and you will be ok. A good high end 500 or 550 PSU would be more than enough power for the 4850. Yeah the 4850 runs farcry2 at ultra high setting for everything. I have everything set at max out settings and no over clocking to date.

The sapphire 4850 with the custom cooler takes care of any heat problems you might have so i recommend getting that one.

AMD 64 7750 X2 2.7GHZ
XFX HD 4770 DDR5
2x2GB DDR2 800
320GB Western Digital SATA 7200rpm drive (1TB External)
24inch ASUS LED display
Antec NeoHE 650W Power Supply
Cooler Master CM690 case Black
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit edition
Plug & Play Jan 11, 2009, 01:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HD 4850

I would not trust that 450W psu to power that card....:blush:

i5 2500K @ 4.8Ghz- Corsiar H50 WaterCooler- Coolermaster Realpower 1000w- Asus P8P67 Deluxe - Asus 6990 4GB - 8GB Corsair DDR3 2000Mhz - X-Fi Sound - 7.1 Surround Speakers - BenQ 24" TFT - G9x Mouse- G19 Keyboard



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