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ASUS 4870 HD 1GB ddr5

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November 30, 2009 8:39:26 PM

i want this graphics card and was wondering about my power supply, i have Hi-power 500W psu that cost me £20,

my system is

ASUS m4a78-e
1 dvd drive
Phenom 9950BE quadcore 2.6GHz (oc to 2.8GHz)
1 Ide HDD 120gb
1 SATA HDD 500gb
4Gb 1066 ram
have antec tower case

will this be ok to get the asus graphics card?, i dont really want to buy a new psu, i have run an msi 8800gt oc with it in a midi case which got hot put pretty sure that was just the case as it runs much cooler now.

cheers

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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2009 9:04:59 PM

bennythyer said:
i want this graphics card and was wondering about my power supply, i have Hi-power 500W psu that cost me £20,

my system is

ASUS m4a78-e
1 dvd drive
Phenom 9950BE quadcore 2.6GHz (oc to 2.8GHz)
1 Ide HDD 120gb
1 SATA HDD 500gb
4Gb 1066 ram
have antec tower case

will this be ok to get the asus graphics card?, i dont really want to buy a new psu, i have run an msi 8800gt oc with it in a midi case which got hot put pretty sure that was just the case as it runs much cooler now.

cheers


Im trying to find your PSU but to no avail.
Can you please include the model number or better form of identification?
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 7:50:47 AM

Can you provide specifications of your PSU?
They may be written on a sticker on the PSU.
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December 1, 2009 8:07:39 AM

Is a no name PSU and it may be dangerous for some hungry power hardware like 4870 HD. U better change with a low cost hi quality PSU like some corsair 470vx. some antec 450W-500W+ or ocz450W-500W+.U will find something in UK under 50-75£ price tag.
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 8:14:35 AM

Change the PSU. You may end up paying a lot more for damaged parts in the end, rather than changing a single PSU now. Also a HD4870 will come to an end soon. HD5770 or HD5850 is a better buy now that DX 11 is becoming mainstream slowly.
December 1, 2009 2:13:06 PM



ok so if i got an antec 450watt, would that be good enough and have enough power for a 4870, or even a 5750?
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 3:05:37 PM

HD5750 is a very power efficient card.
It will even run well on a quality 400w unit.

Any 450W PSU with 80% or more efficiency will be good enough for HD4870.
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 3:44:00 PM

bennythyer said:
ok so if i got an antec 450watt, would that be good enough and have enough power for a 4870, or even a 5750?


Yes. And if you are asking, I would suggets the 5750 over a 4870. A small performance hit, but it is DX11 and more power efficient. If you are still using XP and have no intention of ever upgrading to vista or 7 (where DX11 works) then a 4870 would make sense.
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