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Can a Radeon 7850 work on my system?

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March 25, 2014 3:52:18 AM

Hey all, been looking on this forum the past few days and have seen nearly all the information I need to be sure I can upgrade my graphics card to a Radeon 7850 2GB, but I just need to be 100% certain before I go through with the purchase.
Being a pretty dedicated gamer in an around 2007-2009, and not being able to continue due to exams and other commitments, but I am desperate to get started again as my schedule has eased up abit in the next few months. my computer specs are not incapable of running the latest racing simulators (Assetto Corsa, RFactor 2) on my current setup.

Here are my specs, I'm relatively new to understanding these, so unsure if this is all the information you all require to be sure:

Intel Core2 Duo E6750 @2.66GHz (can be over-clocked but thats a different story altogether)
2GB (2X1GB DIMMS - With another two ordered and on their way) RAM
32bit Windows 7 OS Service Pack 1
775 LGA Socket
Conroe 1333 DV/H Motherboard with PCI Express 1.0
i945G Chipset

Any feedback is much much appreciated,

Cheers. Ross.
March 25, 2014 4:06:42 AM

Well hd 7850 is sure to work in your system but there will be a bit of bottleneck unless you wan't to oc your cpu.
So I suggest you to get hd 7790 to get less bottlenecks.
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March 25, 2014 4:22:16 AM

What is your power supply wattage? 500w is recommended for 7850. Also the system is a bit old - with every new card there is probably 5-10% of incompatibility, so try to get the card from a place that you can return it if it does not work.
7850 is a nice card, probably will be slightly restricted by the CPU but not too much.
If your PSU is lower wattage, at 350w think of GTX 750TI, the card is very new and power effective.
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March 25, 2014 5:03:36 AM

HD 7850 will get easily bottle-necked in this system. If you're not planning to upgrade your whole system at least for the next year, I suggest you get a less powerful GC like HD 7770 if your PSU has a 6 pin cable. If not, get a HD 7750.
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March 27, 2014 8:55:47 AM

Nikola Aslanov said:
What is your power supply wattage? 500w is recommended for 7850. Also the system is a bit old - with every new card there is probably 5-10% of incompatibility, so try to get the card from a place that you can return it if it does not work.
7850 is a nice card, probably will be slightly restricted by the CPU but not too much.
If your PSU is lower wattage, at 350w think of GTX 750TI, the card is very new and power effective.


Cheers for the reply!

I went to open up my computer and around the back there is a label saying "230v only".. does this mean, firstly is that my current PSU wattage, and also is that is the highest my PSU can be upgraded to?

Thanks.

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March 27, 2014 3:45:17 PM

230 is voltage, not wattage. watts are marked with W. If the computer is by a common manufacturer (like dell, hp, compaq etc) and you know it some information can be found in the net if you write the vendor and model. About the highest PSU upgrade - there is no limit if you have the money to spend, but there is no need to go above 500W for the 7850.
This is if the computer is a standard tower with standard ATX power supply. If it is some rare small form factor case psu upgrade can be hard.
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March 27, 2014 9:16:30 PM

Khaleal said:
HD 7850 will get easily bottle-necked in this system. If you're not planning to upgrade your whole system at least for the next year, I suggest you get a less powerful GC like HD 7770 if your PSU has a 6 pin cable. If not, get a HD 7750.


It will be bottle-necked yes, but it won't hurt much to his system. That's not pretty big bottleneck. hd 7850 also allows him to upgrade his cpu to a better one. Then he won't feel like upgrading the gpu again. Besides, Tom'shardware said in it's best gpu for the money blog that hd 7770 can play most of the games on 1080p and few of them on 720p. It won't be too long when those few games become many....
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March 30, 2014 8:08:46 AM

Nikola Aslanov said:
230 is voltage, not wattage. watts are marked with W. If the computer is by a common manufacturer (like dell, hp, compaq etc) and you know it some information can be found in the net if you write the vendor and model. About the highest PSU upgrade - there is no limit if you have the money to spend, but there is no need to go above 500W for the 7850.
This is if the computer is a standard tower with standard ATX power supply. If it is some rare small form factor case psu upgrade can be hard.



My PSU says its 600W? Which is surprisingly large for a 2007 PC surely?
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March 30, 2014 9:23:23 AM

BV_Ross said:

My PSU says its 600W? Which is surprisingly large for a 2007 PC surely?

7850 will work fine with 600w psu.

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