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#1 narasimhan

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

Hi guys. I am back after a long time. I ran into problem with my graphic card(hd 4870). My PC takes long time to boot with graphics card inserted and even before I could enter windows it has BSOD. Without the graphics card the PC boots and works fine without any BSODs. So the problem is most probably due to the card. Since it is out of warranty I am planning to buy a new card for my rig(below)
Processor: amd phenom quad 940BE
motherboard: BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GXB
Ram: Transcend 4GB ddr2 800mhz
Graphics card: Powercolor hd 4870 1GB(Dying/dead)
harddisk:Seagate barracuda 1TB and Western digital green 640GB
smps: Corsair VX450

I have my eyes on Sapphire HD 7850 2GB OCd edition. So my questions are
1. Will Corsair vx450 be enough to power it. I guess the Corsair VX450 will be able to power it since it has even lesser consumption than the HD4870.
2. Will my processor, ram bottleneck. I can add additional 4GB ddr2 ram if that helps. But I hope my processor does not bottleneck cause then I'd have to change proc,mobo and ram(which is technically a new rig)
3. Any other better card at the same/lower price

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#2 diggi

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

I think you should be good with that setup, you can always overclock your cpu if needs be, ie. provided your cooler can handle it.




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