Planning to Upgrade from 8800GT Sonic to HD5850

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. That psu should be fine. Its rated for 36~432 watts 12v http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256037
    There are sketchier units than this, it has 2-6 pin connectors , so should be good to go!
    Its a dual core cpu. With a 150 watt tdp gpu.
  7. 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... :)
  8. 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 :-
    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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Well i have decided to get the 5850.. tnx for infos guys... It was a big help...
  13. 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... :)
  14. I think the standard verson is best, but now only Biostar and VisionTek has it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141115&cm_re=5850-_-14-141-115-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129141&cm_re=5850-_-14-129-141-_-Product

    If you don't like these brands, you also choose the unstandard verson of the others such as MSI Twin Frozr, Asus DirectCU and Giga OC.
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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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