Closed Can my psu handle hd5850 Tags: Power Supplies HD Components Last response: December 13, 2010 8:47 PM in Components Share xkresnax August 20, 2010 3:05:32 PM 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 hd4850 2 hdd 160 gb and 500 gb 2 gb ram More about : psu handle hd5850 Timop a b ) Power supply August 20, 2010 3:17:02 PM If i handles a 4850 fine, it can handle a 5850 fine as they have pretty close power draws. hell_storm2004 a b ) Power supply August 20, 2010 3:24:06 PM I think it would. The HD5xxx series are very power efficient cards! Related resources Cann a cosair cx500 handle a hd5850 ? - Forum Upgrading from HD5850 Toxic - No fixed budget - need advice! - Forum Should I get another HD5850 for CF? - Forum GTX460 768mb vs GTX460 1GB vs HD5850 1GB - Forum Two 9800gtx's vs ATI HD5850 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution ares1214 a b ) Power supply August 20, 2010 3:28:10 PM http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/177?vs=164 the 5850 takes about 10 less watts at idle, and 40 more at load. You can put your info into this: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp When i put in your basic info, i got about 400-430, so it might be close. JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply August 20, 2010 4:01:25 PM 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. ares1214 a b ) Power supply August 20, 2010 4:17:20 PM 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. xkresnax August 21, 2010 6:05:34 AM Best answer selected by xkresnax. Mousemonkey a b ) Power supply December 13, 2010 8:47:33 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHD5850 with antec 500watt ForumWill current PSU handle this GTX 460 upgrade? ForumHD5850 and HD5870 ForumI5-750 + HD5850 Build, need help finalizing ForumCan my PSU handle these VGAs ? ForumWill this PSU handle a 5870? ForumWill a Hiper 630 Watt PSU handle Gtx 260 x 2 1 gig cards ForumCFX HD5850 with 600W PSU ForumCan my PSU handle this? ForumGood enough 2 handle games? ForumHandle a 5850? ForumQX9650 with HD5850 ForumWill this PSU be enough? ForumCan PSU have just a bad CPU power connector? Forum[Solved] Can you.... More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !