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PowerColor 512Mb RadeOn HD3850 AGP DDR3 on Elitegroup 865PE-ICH5

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April 19, 2009 9:43:19 AM

PowerColor 512Mb RadeOn HD3850 AGP DDR3
It is old but I need this vcard.
But I don't know if it will work on my old mainboard Elitegroup 865PE-ICH5.
Please help me!!!
April 19, 2009 2:24:36 PM

FrosTT said:
PowerColor 512Mb RadeOn HD3850 AGP DDR3
It is old but I need this vcard.
But I don't know if it will work on my old mainboard Elitegroup 865PE-ICH5.
Please help me!!!

Your motherboard will be able to handle it, though could you list your power supply's name and amperage on the 12V rails? The reason I'm asking about this is because a no-name, low output power supply may not be able to handle the addition of a 3850 in your system.
April 19, 2009 2:26:20 PM

You're better off saving more money and rebuilding. You're trying to upgrade a socket 478 system. For about $500, you can build a decent Core2Duo system.
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April 19, 2009 3:29:21 PM

g3force said:
Your motherboard will be able to handle it, though could you list your power supply's name and amperage on the 12V rails? The reason I'm asking about this is because a no-name, low output power supply may not be able to handle the addition of a 3850 in your system.

I'll change the ps, if needed.
April 19, 2009 3:44:00 PM

runswindows95 said:
You're better off saving more money and rebuilding. You're trying to upgrade a socket 478 system. For about $500, you can build a decent Core2Duo system.

I thought about that, but I have some budget problems, so I won't change my system for some years.
April 19, 2009 4:46:29 PM

FrosTT said:
I'll change the ps, if needed.

That still doesn't answer my question, which was asking about the PSU name and model.
My concern here is that sub-par PSUs tend to go off with a bang, as in, when they go, they horrendously over volt certain voltage rails, which then kills a lot of your components.
April 19, 2009 4:59:16 PM

^ Seen it. Done it. Take note FrosTT.
April 19, 2009 6:21:52 PM

g3force said:
That still doesn't answer my question, which was asking about the PSU name and model.
My concern here is that sub-par PSUs tend to go off with a bang, as in, when they go, they horrendously over volt certain voltage rails, which then kills a lot of your components.

It's OPS +12V/18.0A and -12V/0.5A
April 19, 2009 6:39:23 PM

Sounds like a good idea to swap for a newer PSU. A single 12v rail and a AGP MB makes me think it`s getting old. They lose performance over time and the HD3850 draws over 60Watts at full load (5 Amps at 12v nominal) combined with a power-hungry old style CPU this could push the PSU a little too hard for comfort.
If you have a `normal` setup (1 or 2 HDD 1 or 2 DVD 1 CPU and 3 or 3 fans) I`d suggest 400-450W from a good maker like PC power and Cooling, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or OCZ.
April 19, 2009 6:59:50 PM

coozie7 said:
Sounds like a good idea to swap for a newer PSU. A single 12v rail and a AGP MB makes me think it`s getting old. They lose performance over time and the HD3850 draws over 60Watts at full load (5 Amps at 12v nominal) combined with a power-hungry old style CPU this could push the PSU a little too hard for comfort.
If you have a `normal` setup (1 or 2 HDD 1 or 2 DVD 1 CPU and 3 or 3 fans) I`d suggest 400-450W from a good maker like PC power and Cooling, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or OCZ.

I'll change PSU then.
What about this feature? ==> PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface> my AGP bus can handle it?
April 19, 2009 7:33:12 PM

Yes, the card is actually a PCI-E design with an interface chip and modified board to convert it to AGP.
April 24, 2009 7:45:40 PM

Thanks everyone. It works perfectly...
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