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5850 for a 475 watt PSU

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February 25, 2010 9:19:11 PM

Hey guys,
Will a ATI 5850 be able to run with a 475 watt PSU? Here are the rest of the system specs:
-9GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz
-Intel Core i7-960 processor (8MB L3 Cache, 3.2GHz)
-750GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM

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February 25, 2010 9:46:09 PM

possibly, do you know the make and model of it?

or the amps on the 12v rail(s)
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February 25, 2010 9:52:58 PM

ct1615 said:
possibly, do you know the make and model of it?

or the amps on the 12v rail(s)


I was thinking of getting the HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850, listed on neweeg, but I am totally open to any 5850 that would work. Not sure about the 12v part, pretty new to this. Thanks for the quick response.
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February 25, 2010 9:58:01 PM

chevy3gm said:
I was thinking of getting the HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850, listed on neweeg, but I am totally open to any 5850 that would work. Not sure about the 12v part, pretty new to this. Thanks for the quick response.


Pop open your case and write down the numbers on the PSU-- or take a photo. Also.. what kind of computer? Preemptively I'm going to say that if its a Dell XPS it probably can run it fine, and if its an HP I would strongly recommend against it.
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February 25, 2010 10:06:41 PM

deadlockedworld said:
Pop open your case and write down the numbers on the PSU-- or take a photo. Also.. what kind of computer? Preemptively I'm going to say that if its a Dell XPS it probably can run it fine, and if its an HP I would strongly recommend against it.


It is a Dell Studio XPS 9000. Unfortunately I'm at work so I can't look at the PSU right now. I don't plan on overclocking the CPU or or the GPU, just want to be able to run the 5850 smoothly.
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February 25, 2010 10:17:06 PM

I'm pretty sure it will work fine, but you should probably post the information anyhow. What GPU did it come with--it seems odd that you would have to upgrade so soon.
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February 25, 2010 10:22:28 PM

deadlockedworld said:
I'm pretty sure it will work fine, but you should probably post the information anyhow. What GPU did it come with--it seems odd that you would have to upgrade so soon.


It came with the GTS 240. I know the XPS 9000 is not meant to be a top rated gaming computer but the newer games do not look good with this card, hence me wanting the upgrade.
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February 25, 2010 10:30:02 PM

you will be fine, they offer the 5770 as one of the options for that PC
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February 25, 2010 10:32:23 PM

*FYI they also offer the 5870
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February 25, 2010 10:57:28 PM

The fact that they offer a 5770 means nothing... the 5770 is a very low power card. However the 5870 is a good sign, as the Dell website lists the same PSU in all models.

Nvidia quotes top power consumption of the GTS 240 at 120W, while ATI quotes the 5850 at 151w and 5870 at 188w. (5770 is around 112w)

Anyhow- I think you are good to go on the 5850.
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February 26, 2010 12:38:44 AM

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