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Can my psu handle hd5850

i had a 430 watt psu on my system, my psu brand is ecs ..
it can handle hd 4850 very well even i oc this gpu to 750/2000 mhz clock, so can my psu handle hd 5850 ?

intel e2200 oc 2.6
mb 945 gcms
2 hdd 160 gb and 500 gb
2 gb ram
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  1. If i handles a 4850 fine, it can handle a 5850 fine as they have pretty close power draws.
  2. I think it would. The HD5xxx series are very power efficient cards!
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    the 5850 takes about 10 less watts at idle, and 40 more at load. You can put your info into this:

    When i put in your basic info, i got about 400-430, so it might be close.
  4. Here are the official power requirements for the ATI Radeon HD 5850 video card.

    ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements:

    PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

    500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

    600 Watt or greater power supply with four 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.
  5. Yeah, id guess 500 watts to run it with a degree of safety. Although it wouldnt surprise me if some sub 500 watt corsairs could run it. It has a lot to do with the amps.
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