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Planning to Upgrade from 8800GT Sonic to HD5850

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June 25, 2010 12:27:02 AM

Good Day,


I would like to know from you guys if I Upgrade from 8800GT sonic to HD5850 is reasonable or will there be a bottleneck with my CPU and GPU.

I can OC my CPU to 3.6GHz 1333 FSB and RAM on 960

My Current Rig is:

Asus P5Q Vanilla
Intel PDC E5300
4x1gb Corsair XMS2
Palit 8800GT Sonic
Samsung P2250 1920x1080
Seagate 1TB
Silverstone STF50 500watts


Thanks.

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June 25, 2010 12:31:09 AM

You'll want to OC your CPU to 3.4ghz at LEAST..or upgrade to a Q8400.

Otherwise, an HD5850 will give you at least double your current performance.
June 25, 2010 12:57:55 AM

There isn't any problem unless your PSU, I'm not sure if it's able to supply enough power with overcloclking.

In fact this PSU isn't able to get its standard under high load and temperature.
June 25, 2010 1:08:01 AM

With your replies i think im gonna get a new PSU and a new GPU... I think it's gonna be a little expensive for now... hahahaha... anyway thanks for the replies...


Any other ideas there...?
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June 25, 2010 1:17:18 AM

Get the GPU first and see how it performs with your current PSU and your CPU at default clockspeeds, if you get any issues then start changing other bits.
June 25, 2010 1:21:12 AM

No, maybe the PSU is unnecessary, in fact I'm not very sure that I have said just now, even through I'm worry about it.

You can try to upgrade without a new stronger PSU if you don't have enough budget.
June 25, 2010 1:30:09 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Get the GPU first and see how it performs with your current PSU and your CPU at default clockspeeds, if you get any issues then start changing other bits.



Very nice idea sir... im gonna go with this... ill use default clock speed and OC it to 3.4Ghz.. hehehehe.. I hope I will not spend on a new PSU... hehehe... Tnx... :) 
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June 25, 2010 1:36:19 AM

xoier said:
Very nice idea sir... im gonna go with this... ill use default clock speed and OC it to 3.4Ghz.. hehehehe.. I hope I will not spend on a new PSU... hehehe... Tnx... :) 

I think you might be more than OK with your current PSU, check this out from JonnyGuru :-
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Overall, the Silverstone Element ST-50EF-Plus gets a score a "9.5" This power supply is simply awesome. It really does offer all of the features that everyone should look for when looking for a power supply of this power range.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=13
June 25, 2010 1:46:27 AM

ST50EF+ is more different from STF50.

ST50EF+ is an excellent PSU that is made by Enhance based on 6800G and double magnetic amplification, but STF50 is made by FSP with the structure of GreenPower, so their performances aren't different at all.
June 25, 2010 1:47:31 AM

Mousemonkey said:
I think you might be more than OK with your current PSU, check this out from JonnyGuru :-
Quote:
Overall, the Silverstone Element ST-50EF-Plus gets a score a "9.5" This power supply is simply awesome. It really does offer all of the features that everyone should look for when looking for a power supply of this power range.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=13




Sir tnx for the link but my PSU is SILVERSTONE ST50F
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June 25, 2010 1:57:56 AM

xoier said:
Sir tnx for the link but my PSU is SILVERSTONE ST50F

My bad, try this review instead. Either way I still reckon it'll be more than up to the job.

June 25, 2010 2:35:19 AM

Well i have decided to get the 5850.. tnx for infos guys... It was a big help...
June 25, 2010 3:05:19 AM

What brand would you guys recommend? who makes the best ATI chipset GPU...? hehehehe... sori i got so many questions... this is my first time to use ATI... im a NVIDIA fan... but it seems NVIDIA has no Affordable yet Powerful Product as of now... :) 
June 25, 2010 3:33:35 AM

I read some forums and they go for saphire and XFX... well i think those cards are good enough... well... need to dispose of my DSLR to get me a new GPU... hehehehehe... Tnx Guys... I'll be posting my updates if i get the card... but i think 5850 will bring back my sleepless nights... Hahahahaahhaha...
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June 25, 2010 3:40:32 AM

xoier said:
but i think 5850 will bring back my sleepless nights... Hahahahaahhaha...

Let's hope it's for the right reasons, ie gaming not troubleshooting.
June 25, 2010 3:56:33 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Let's hope it's for the right reasons, ie gaming not troubleshooting.




Let's Hope on that sir... Hahahahahaha... :D 
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