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Help with Motherboard and gpu!

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February 8, 2009 3:22:29 PM

Hello to everyone!

I really need some help guys!

Well here are my specs, Amd athlon x2 4800+, 4gb ram, 500 hitachi hdd, 1 opticald rive, 500w antec basiq psu.

I need help, i want to know, if my motherboard ( ASUS M3N78-VM) 1 PCIE SLOT, will function with the ati radeon 4850 hd? My chipset is 8200 integrated graphics, all my games run really poorly, and i want to be sure, that when i plug in that graphics cart, that the graphics cart will work, i am sure that any or most of the nvidia carts would work, but see i dont have a ton of money, and the 4850 fits in my budget, price and performance compartison. I am new to computers, I would really like to know, if my motherboard will support the 4850 hd ?


Sorry for the long post!

Please if any help! I would really appreciate it guys!


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a b V Motherboard
February 8, 2009 3:59:29 PM

Yes it will
February 8, 2009 4:23:49 PM

MaDMagik said:
Yes it will

So if i get th 4850, and install it, it will run just fine? Thats what i needed to know, and do you think my psu is powerful enough to power the 4850? Its 500w, with 18amps on both rails? around 36amps i am guessing? Is that enough? Here is the psu link.
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a b V Motherboard
February 8, 2009 7:22:07 PM

Yes, your mobo has pcie 2.0 slot so no worries there. Im no expert on PSUs but i think it should be ok. I have 460w coolermaster and it handles 3.6g dual core, 2gb ram, 4850, two hdds, dvd and few fans without a problem, but its fairly new though.

Have a look here its a PSU calculator, it will give you ROUGH idea of what your system needs in terms of wattage.
February 9, 2009 1:11:05 AM

Thanks so much mate! I shall be buying my cart, shortly, already upgraded my psu, ram, and hopefully add another hdd, and new case! Thanks for the quick reply! :) !
a b V Motherboard
February 9, 2009 9:02:54 PM

No problem, enjoy your new system, just make sure you have a pillow or something on the floor because your jaw will land on it when you stick that 4850 in and see the difference it makes. Mine did :)