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Can my system handle the ASUS HD7850?

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April 27, 2013 2:18:37 AM

I'm planning on getting the ASUS HD7850 DIRECTCU II GDDR5 2GB 256BIT AMD RADEON DX11.1 as a replacement for my old graphic card, can my OS handle it? my specs are:
motherboard - Asus M4N68T-M-V2.
Processor - AMD Phenom II X4 B60.
PSU - Gigabyte GE-C420A-C2
My OS is windows 8.
If any other information is required I am willing to provide it.
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April 27, 2013 2:28:21 AM

The OS shouldn't really matter. But... You didn't tell us what your OS is. So. Little hard to check. Easy way, go to AMD.com and see if there are drivers for your OS.

If your on XP the card would be fine but modern games aren't necessarily going to run on XP.

Your PSU is far more important. Need to make sure it is powerful enough to run the new card
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April 27, 2013 5:32:09 AM

unksol said:
The OS shouldn't really matter. But... You didn't tell us what your OS is. So. Little hard to check. Easy way, go to AMD.com and see if there are drivers for your OS.

If your on XP the card would be fine but modern games aren't necessarily going to run on XP.

Your PSU is far more important. Need to make sure it is powerful enough to run the new card


My PSU is the Gigabyte GE-C420A-C2, which I believe is 420W.
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April 27, 2013 6:05:50 AM

Just make sure it has enough power connector for PCI-Express x16
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April 27, 2013 6:53:28 AM

MECB said:
unksol said:
The OS shouldn't really matter. But... You didn't tell us what your OS is. So. Little hard to check. Easy way, go to AMD.com and see if there are drivers for your OS.

If your on XP the card would be fine but modern games aren't necessarily going to run on XP.

Your PSU is far more important. Need to make sure it is powerful enough to run the new card


My PSU is the Gigabyte GE-C420A-C2, which I believe is 420W.


It is 420W but only 336 on the 12V from the one bad pic I can find. That might still be enough if you are not overclocking. it also says it has the needed 1 6 pin connector.

The card draws 150W max and normally closer to 130W. Your CPU IS 95W. IF you are not overclocking. If you dont have a lot else in the system its probably fine...

if you have the system loaded up and are running the CPU overclocked at high voltage a 7790 at 85W would be safer though.
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May 1, 2013 11:01:48 AM

unksol said:
MECB said:
unksol said:
The OS shouldn't really matter. But... You didn't tell us what your OS is. So. Little hard to check. Easy way, go to AMD.com and see if there are drivers for your OS.

If your on XP the card would be fine but modern games aren't necessarily going to run on XP.

Your PSU is far more important. Need to make sure it is powerful enough to run the new card


My PSU is the Gigabyte GE-C420A-C2, which I believe is 420W.


It is 420W but only 336 on the 12V from the one bad pic I can find. That might still be enough if you are not overclocking. it also says it has the needed 1 6 pin connector.

The card draws 150W max and normally closer to 130W. Your CPU IS 95W. IF you are not overclocking. If you dont have a lot else in the system its probably fine...

if you have the system loaded up and are running the CPU overclocked at high voltage a 7790 at 85W would be safer though.

I installed the graphic card but now it my computer goes sometimes blue I would really appreciate it if you could help me on that the thread is here - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1665928/computer...
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