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July 6, 2010 6:24:52 AM

i'm looking to buy a used ATI 5850:http://cgi.ebay.com/Sapphire-Technology-

So a couple questions:
1.Will this work in my rig?
2.Will I have a warranty with it?
3.What performance increase will I have? (over 8800 GTS)
4.Will it run DX11 games good?

My Rig:
Asus P5n-e SLI Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo Q6700 2.66GHz
4Gb RAM
Hard Drives
Corsair 520 Watt Power Supply
Antec 900 Case

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a c 169 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 6:58:54 AM

1_Yes
2_Provide a complete link(the one that you have posted doesn't work and is incomplete)
3_If it is the old 8800GTS 320/640, then a 5850 would be about 4x faster, and if its the 8800GTS 512,then it will be about 2x faster, so overall its significantly faster than both
4_It depends on the resolution, but it can handle games fine on resolutions like 1920x1080
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 7:57:48 AM

You will probably want to OC that CPU. If not it will hold back the HD5850 in the more cpu intensive games. It should easily get up to around 3.3ghz on the stock cooler and then it should be fine.
What exactly is the native resolution of your monitor?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 9:42:25 AM

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a c 263 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 2:39:08 PM

Proper answers from maziar.
To assess your performance improvement potential, run this test:

Run your games, but reduce the resolution and eye candy to a minimum. This will simulate what will happen if you upgrade to a stronger graphics card. If your FPS improves, it indicates that your cpu is capable of driving a stronger graphics card to higher levels of FPS.

I think your cpu will be OK as it is. To assess the capability of your cpu, run this test:

Keeping your graphics resolution and settings the same, reduce your cpu power. Do this by removing the overclock, or by using windows power management to set a maximum cpu% of perhaps 70%. If your FPS drops significantly, it indicates that your current cpu is a limiting factor, and that a faster cpu or overclocking would help.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 6:00:06 PM

None of those tests will tell him exactly what card is appropriate for or would be limited by his current processor/speed. It only tells him about his processing power in relation to his current card.
What game he chooses to use for the tests would also be extremely important.
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July 6, 2010 8:21:23 PM

Thanks for all your responses. What is the max price I should pay for a 5850 used? Or should I just buy a new card? Any recommendations, I don't care about going either Nvidia or ATI. I play all the games: Crysis,(hopefully Crysis 2) Fallout 3, Call of Duty, etc.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 8:38:52 PM

A new card would of course be preferable. What card you should get depends highly on the native resolution of your monitor and how much you are comfortable spending. With the HD5850 in particular an important factor in choosing your card is whether or not you plan on overclocking.
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July 6, 2010 8:57:43 PM

Several weeks ago I was overclocking my GFX and CPU, then my computer didn't post. I'm getting a new mobo. I think it was caused by CPU overclocking, but could it be caused by GFX overclocking. I used MSI Afterburner
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 6, 2010 9:04:06 PM

Have you tried a different card in the system and/or the card in a different system?
Also have you tried resetting the BIOS to return it to default settings?
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July 7, 2010 1:35:20 AM

Yeah I tried both of those, neither worked. My replacement mobo is coming tomorrow so I'll post on the resaults.
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January 17, 2011 3:49:38 AM

Best answer selected by carfreak3504.
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