my hp pavillion pc configuration is
PentiumD 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHz
800 MHz front side bus
motherboard name: Asterope2-GL8E
2 GB DDR2 ram 667Mhz
Hard drive 160 GB SATA 7200 rpm
GeForce 7300LE 64 MB DDR memory
300W HIPRO smps
I am going to buy a 460/500 W good branded smps
I was thinking of buying a palit radeon 4850 512 Mb
Will this card work in my pc?
Are there any other issues i need to look at?
Does the card 4850 gets its power supply form my motherboard or do i need to connect a six pin connector also to it from the smps?
Are there any heating problems?
I live in india and the dealer is offering me the card for around $100(RS 5000). is the price ok..
I am planning to run most of the fps and the rpg at 1600x1200 with 4x AA and 8x AF on a 19" hp monitor like
last remnant, gears of war 2 stalker clear sky cod5,6 etc
for a power supply should i look for the wattage or the current rating on 12V rail.
does the benchmark results shoe the watts used by the gpu at man or by the whole computer b,coz as such my all 3 pci 1x slots are full +2DVD writer AND 3 fans are there
Is the case a normal tower or slimline?
The motherboard has a single PCI-E X16 slot, so it will accept the HD4850, but a slimline case will not because the card is too large.
The HD4850 requires a single 6-pin PCI-E power lead to work.
Heating is the main issue, even in cool countries the HD4850 can run hot, can you link to the card you have in mind so we can see what cooler it has?
The price seems fair.
Keep the AA low or off, it can have a very severe impact on frame rates.
Look for amps on the 12v rail: At 500W a total of over 30A would be about right.
Can you link to the PSU you have in mind?
I think the case is OK, should be large enough.
The power supply you linked to is not suitable it is an old design and may not have the correct motherboard connectors, I suggest you look elsewhere for a better unit.
The video card is also a concern: Its cooler pumps the heat back into the case and will cause heating problems, unless the room your computer is in is air conditioned or you run the system with the side off.
It exhausts its heat out of the case. Much better, but if you think the case is ventilated well enough, go for the card you linked to.
No, a 300W powersupply is not enough.
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