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Will my gigabyte ex58 extreme run 2 2GB ATi Radeon HD 4850

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April 10, 2010 7:12:18 PM

Hello, hi..i have just bought a
gigabyte ex58 extreme and a i7 965 extreme cpu...and was wondering if it will run sweet with 2 ,2GB ATi Radeon HD 4850 1GB PCI E 1024MB Graphics Cards and could anyone tell me the best o/s to use..i have a 750w psu and was thinking of putting about 12 g ram..any help would be appriceated
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April 10, 2010 7:17:43 PM

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Will my gigabyte ex58 extreme run 2 2GB ATi Radeon HD 4850

Of course!

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and could anyone tell me the best o/s to use

Windows 7 or Windows Xp

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was thinking of putting about 12 g ram

What do you do with your PC? You won't need 12GB RAM if it is just for gaming.
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April 10, 2010 7:27:58 PM

You realize that a single 5850 (or better) will outperform two 4850's AND give you directX 11 right?
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April 10, 2010 7:37:51 PM

Yes, it will run sweet with 2 4850s.

Do you already have a single 4850 and want to add a 2nd? If not then you should look into a stronger setup. If 4850 crossfire was the most your budget could handle then you should look into a stronger single card, such as a 5830.

If your budget can get you 2 high end cards you should look at 2 5770s or better yet 2 5850s.

Operating system isn't going to matter. If you want to use DX10 you'll need Vista or 7. If you want to use DX11 and you own a DX11 capable card (either a 5 series ATI or GTX 400 series Nvidia card) then Windows 7 will be needed. The best OS out of the bunch would have to be Win7.

12GB of ram for gaming is overkill, you don't need more than 4GB.
April 10, 2010 8:02:05 PM

thank you guys for the advice..but i have only just bought the m/board and cpu and was unsure what would be best suitable card or cards to use as i would like to have an awsome gaming pc..and always thought that 2 top end cards would be much better running in sli for gaming so i am unsure what would be best card/s for my settup also if 6 g ram will do the trick then no need for more ram...i have read lots of forums regarding o/s to use and have xp pro at the mo but running it at 32bit not 64..but now i think i,ll go for windows 7...my old system was a asus a8n 32-sli deluxe with an fx60 cpu 2 9600 gt sparkle cards 3g ram windows xp in running in 32bit and the 750w psu
April 10, 2010 8:17:17 PM

adrian_63 said:
thank you guys for the advice..but i have only just bought the m/board and cpu and was unsure what would be best suitable card or cards to use as i would like to have an awsome gaming pc..and always thought that 2 top end cards would be much better running in sli for gaming so i am unsure what would be best card/s for my settup also if 6 g ram will do the trick then no need for more ram...i have read lots of forums regarding o/s to use and have xp pro at the mo but running it at 32bit not 64..but now i think i,ll go for windows 7...my old system was a asus a8n 32-sli deluxe with an fx60 cpu 2 9600 gt sparkle cards 3g ram windows xp in running in 32bit and the 750w psu


It all depends on your budget when talking about graphics cards, how much are you planning on spending?

6gb ram will be more then enough for gaming, you'll be fine with it, but definitely get Windows 7, you'll not regret it.
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April 10, 2010 8:36:14 PM

Grab a 5850 and enjoy some sweet gaming for a while, then when you're feeling the graphic pinch (or have some more cash) get a second one for Crossfire.

Alternatively you could make a bigger initial investment and get a 5870.

Either way, the money you'd save not getting an extra 6GB RAM will go towards a nice GPU.
April 10, 2010 8:53:06 PM

well seems you guys have helped me sort things out i have now decided that i,ll go for the single 5870 g/card with 6g ram and windows 7 o/s..thank you all for the help :-))
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April 10, 2010 8:59:00 PM

And you don't need any more than the Home Premium version of Windows either, but it has to be 64-bit to use your 6GB RAM
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April 10, 2010 9:45:29 PM

Now THAT is a sweet setup. Have fun!
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April 10, 2010 10:30:14 PM

Glad to have helped. :-)
April 11, 2010 2:43:51 PM

seems last nite i read loads of forums regarding these m/boards to be tempamental in the memory department i dont want the board for overclocking as i think the i7 975 extreme cpu is powerfull enough for gaming plus im hoping to run it with 6g ram...do any one have this board with same cpu running stable ..if so what memory best to use...the guy i bought the board of was using 3x2GB Patriot Viper 1600Mhz (9-9-9-24)..but when i googled it, it then tells me this>>>> We have 2 lines of Viper Triple Channels.

1600 Low Latency: 8-8-8 and Enhanced or Eased Latency: 9-9-9.
The lower the latencies, the better system performance because your system can access data through your RAM quicker. So, the 8-8-8-24 kit is a better kit than the 9-9-9-24 kit. But, since not everyone can always afford the faster kits, or don't need performance RAM, they have a cheaper option available....so>>>>> im confused...just want an awsome gaming pc not interested with overclocking
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April 11, 2010 3:19:35 PM

The only time I've ever heard of memory issues on the X58 platform is when you try to do heavy overclocks with all 6 DIMM slots used, and even then it's rare.

Truth be told if all you're doing is gaming then you can save a lot of money and just get a i7 920 (or 930) and put the rest towards a *** hot graphics card (as in i7 920 + Radeon 5970 is about the same price as a i7 975).

Don't worry about your RAM - 6GB will only use 3 of your slots so you won't run into any issues.
April 11, 2010 3:50:25 PM

ahh yes but i have already bought the cpu to go with the board...and have read lots of threads on even this site regarding memory issues ie..not booting to post and blue screen death or is that only through people overclocking ?...all i want it to know the best >>>>suited memory <<< (that some one has in this board running stable and with no issues)...becouse at the mo i got the board cpu...and dont want to waste money on buying memory thats gonna cause me problems..
April 11, 2010 4:30:43 PM

and also would it be better using 3x2 g or 6x 1g ?
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April 11, 2010 5:08:46 PM

3x 2GB as it will cost less, consume 50% less power, make your system stable more easily and leave some free slots for future upgrade.
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