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PSU not good enough for Radeon 5850?


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#1 Sei

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:59 PM

I haven't been getting the best performance I think from my Radeon 5850. Is there a recommended voltage/amperage for it and PSU specs someone might suggest for it? The one I have right now is this one: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16817341019

It's 12V rails supply amperages of 18a, but I don't know if that is enough for this card. My current PSU seems to be failing anyway, so I'll be getting a replacement of the same. Albiet, if I need a better one I could just eBay the replacement and use the new one. Any advice or PSU suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:32 PM

I found this the other day: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/dis...10_3.html#sect0

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:02 PM

That PSU should have more then enough umpf to push that card, what else are you running in that system?

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:26 PM

Also have this as the CPU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16819103727

Don't think I have anything else hugely power consuming.

I'm getting stuttering in high graphics games like Rappelz and Starcraft 2 though. Maybe it's related to my PSU burning out?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:11 AM

how many hard drives and optical drives, and other cards?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:08 AM

I'm getting stuttering in high graphics games like Rappelz and Starcraft 2 though. Maybe it's related to my PSU burning out?


Stuttering isn't really indicative of a power problem.

A power problem will usually cause bluescreens, reboots, or the game to crash back to desktop. Stuttering can be caused by insufficient system memory, background processes/programs, insuffient CPU horsepower, or depending on resolution/video settings, an overworked videocard. Sometimes drivers play a part.

First things I look for are intermittent hard drive activity during games when the stuttering occurs. Does the HDD activity LED flash when in a game? Look in task manager and see what is running, and how much CPU time is getting eaten up. I have seen antivirus programs/firewalls cause oddball behavior with online games as well. Just eliminate one problem at a time.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:22 PM

Only one HDD and one dvd drive and running on 8GB of RAM, which I've tested for errors recently and found fine.

I really doubt memory, CPU, GPU or background is the cause. I'll attempt to eliminate other things once I get a new PSU in.




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