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July 6, 2014 10:58:04 AM

Hello.
My current setup is :
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor step c3 3000 Mhz, ( overclock to 3.7 + 0.5volt)
4Gb Corsair 1333 ram
1 WD caviar sata hard drive
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460W (120mm fan)


can i run the sapphire 5850 card safely? maybe +little overclock perhaps for gpu?


thanks.

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July 6, 2014 11:08:04 AM

you can RUN the card, but i wouldnt overclock because the 5850 does use a bit of power.
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July 6, 2014 11:11:39 AM

thats a poor powersupply. id upgrade the powersupply and theres better cards than the 5850 out there

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July 6, 2014 11:13:23 AM

babachicken said:
you can RUN the card, but i wouldnt overclock because the 5850 does use a bit of power.


I understand.. Should i downclock my cpu a bit or perhaps do something else..? What do you think.
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July 6, 2014 11:16:13 AM

Amirul Khairin said:
babachicken said:
you can RUN the card, but i wouldnt overclock because the 5850 does use a bit of power.


I understand.. Should i downclock my cpu a bit or perhaps do something else..? What do you think.


i would downclock everything to normal, like the other guy said, that isnt a good powersupply
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July 6, 2014 11:17:41 AM

A Radeon HD 5850 needs between 35-40 amps on the 12v rail and a 500 watt power supply.

The Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 460W , only has 2 - 18 amp 12v rails and isn't sufficient to run a HD5850.
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July 6, 2014 12:02:59 PM

correct and is garbage as a powersupply

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July 6, 2014 1:38:59 PM

can i just run the system with the stock clock for both the cpu and gpu..? will the psu be burden..?
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July 6, 2014 1:55:26 PM

You should upgrade to a stable and reliable PSU.
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July 6, 2014 1:56:23 PM

okay thanks.. will do so when i have the budget.
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a c 294 K Overclocking
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July 6, 2014 1:59:11 PM

Your very welcome.
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July 6, 2014 5:21:31 PM

anytime

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