Graphics card power supply

ToonArmy

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My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ @3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus A8M2N-LA
    Memory
    4 x 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition ALC883
    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII
    PSU
    Arctic Power 500W PSU
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech UltraFlat Black
    Internet Speed
    8mb/sec

Dwarf

The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi ToonArmy,

Here is the official system requirements for the HD 4850 graphics card. Note the power requirement. You should be OK with your existing PSU, however you will be running fairly near its maximum rating with very little room, if any, for further system expansion. I suggest that you upgrade your PSU to at least 650 Watts.
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
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    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
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    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

ToonArmy

New Member
Thanks for the quick answer mate. I'm going to order now. Will probably look to upgrade the PSU after Christmas now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ @3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus A8M2N-LA
    Memory
    4 x 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition ALC883
    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII
    PSU
    Arctic Power 500W PSU
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech UltraFlat Black
    Internet Speed
    8mb/sec

geezer10

Engineer
Vista Pro
I ran that card - MSI R4850 - just fine with a 400W Fortron Zen fanless PSU albeit with a low power AMD 4850e (no relation!) processor. PSU got a little warm but no problems.

My guess is your old PSU will be fine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    E8400
    Motherboard
    asus p5ql-e
    Memory
    ocz pc 1066 2x2gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    asus eah3650 silent
    Sound Card
    Edirol UA-25
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway FPD2185W
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    750g samsung
    PSU
    Zalman ZM460B 460W
    Case
    Lian Li A05 + 2 x Sythe S-FLEX SFF21D 120mm case fan
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper Z600 fanless CPU cooler
    Mouse
    Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000
    Keyboard
    Merc Stealth
    Internet Speed
    DSL

ToonArmy

New Member
Cheers guys it arrived today! Very happy with the performance so far tested on Crysis Warhead and PES2009 Demo. How do I check the temperature of the card? I used Everest Ultimate Edition to check for my old 8600GT but it doesn't show for my new card.

EDIT: Also both PES2008 and the PES2009 demo are crashing when running in windowed mode. I never had this problem before. Anyone know how to fix this?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ @3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus A8M2N-LA
    Memory
    4 x 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition ALC883
    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII
    PSU
    Arctic Power 500W PSU
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech UltraFlat Black
    Internet Speed
    8mb/sec

gazz496

a mere mortal
Vista Pro
in catalyst control center there is overclocking area at the bottom of the app that shows you the temp or you can just download gpuz
GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

for all the running info on your card
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    intel Q6600 @3.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    gigabyte EP35C DS3R
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ 1066 HPC REAPER
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire 4870 HD 1024mb gddr5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    lg flatron 20.1
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital 350gb
    samsung spinpoint 120gb
    PSU
    900w
    Case
    thermaltake aguila
    Cooling
    2x 120mm 2x 10cm

gazz496

a mere mortal
Vista Pro
does it happen when running in full screen mode too? if not then it may just be a driver issue that has yet to be resolved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    intel Q6600 @3.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    gigabyte EP35C DS3R
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ 1066 HPC REAPER
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire 4870 HD 1024mb gddr5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    lg flatron 20.1
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital 350gb
    samsung spinpoint 120gb
    PSU
    900w
    Case
    thermaltake aguila
    Cooling
    2x 120mm 2x 10cm

ToonArmy

New Member
Cheers I found the temperature now. It doesn't happen in full screen mode. I might try going back to the Catalyst 8.8 drivers see if that works.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ @3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus A8M2N-LA
    Memory
    4 x 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition ALC883
    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII
    PSU
    Arctic Power 500W PSU
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech UltraFlat Black
    Internet Speed
    8mb/sec

gazz496

a mere mortal
Vista Pro
there are alot of fixes in 8.9 that were causing me problems in 8.8 so be sure thats what you want to do before you do it the 8.9 drivers are a lot better too an fix some of the Anti ailiasing problems i have running dx 10 games running it in full screen mode is the prefered option for most games to it may be that the game just doesn't like it that much also you could look for updates to your game which can resolve alot of issues too.

glad to have been able to help
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    intel Q6600 @3.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    gigabyte EP35C DS3R
    Memory
    8 GB OCZ 1066 HPC REAPER
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire 4870 HD 1024mb gddr5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    lg flatron 20.1
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    western digital 350gb
    samsung spinpoint 120gb
    PSU
    900w
    Case
    thermaltake aguila
    Cooling
    2x 120mm 2x 10cm

ToonArmy

New Member
Pro Evo is the only game I run in windowed mode because I don't have a widescreen monitor so it look better in a widescreen resolution like 1280x768 windowed mode. I never had problem with it before changing the graphics card but it looks like I will have to put up with it for now! I have tried the 8.8 drivers but now gone back to the 8.9. The card is great with Crysis and hopefully some of the new games due to come out in November now. Thanks for the help mate.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ @3.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus A8M2N-LA
    Memory
    4 x 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition ALC883
    Hard Drives
    Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII
    PSU
    Arctic Power 500W PSU
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech UltraFlat Black
    Internet Speed
    8mb/sec
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