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4890 xoc and 4850

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October 13, 2010 9:08:58 AM

hey, i got a computer running windows xp and i was just woundering, what i should do ...

i got a diamond 4890 XOC card and a Sapphire 4850 card and i am not sure, should i sell them and get something more decent and up to date??

my system is
E8500 - don't know how ot overclock, messes up when i did try
4 GB of ram xm2's
crosair 400 watt power supply
Ep45-DS3R motherboard

let me know what yall think, i just play oblivion mostly on a 20 inch widescreen LCD

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October 13, 2010 9:28:40 AM

Well, i think you will better with newer card like HD5770 or GTX460, that's should enough to handle most of games on 20" monitor with decent setting...
HD4890 is a power hog card and produce lots of heat.
So, your options are:
1. Sell both of cards and get a new card like HD5770 or GTX460.
2. Sell HD4890 and use HD4850, it's still good enough to handle games on 20" monitor.

What do you mean by you messed up OC CPU? It's quite easy, even without raising the VCore...
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October 13, 2010 9:55:28 AM

thinking of getting ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5 Graphics card, and just calling it "cap" as in no more upgrades, and selling my old mobo, sata dvd-rom, and 2 sata 80 GB hard drives and 4890 and 4850 to cover the cost.

i am not sure, but when ever i would try to over clock it refuses to boot, maybe someone knows the exact numbers to use to get to 3.55 GHz on E8500, i think that is possible
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October 13, 2010 10:06:42 AM

3.55GHz on E8500 is great, but i guess 3.0GHz is enough.
Also, HD5870 is an overkill for 20" monitor. But, it's okay if you want to BUILD your next gaming PC later, you can move the brand new HD5870 to your the next PC.
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October 13, 2010 1:47:38 PM

my 4890 laggs on my 20 inch monitor in oblivion in ultra mode
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October 13, 2010 2:01:19 PM

darkviper5 said:
my 4890 laggs on my 20 inch monitor in oblivion in ultra mode


a GTX460 would be perfect for it.
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October 13, 2010 4:15:37 PM

why not ATI Radeon HD 5870, it uses less power and makes less heat and i would be able to play all games on ultra if it is possible
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October 13, 2010 4:29:33 PM

darkviper5 said:
why not ATI Radeon HD 5870, it uses less power and makes less heat and i would be able to play all games on ultra if it is possible


I look at everything from a price perspective

5870 around $350
460 around $175

with the 5870 on a 20" monitor (1920x1080 res) or higher yes, but if your monitor doesn't have resolution that high I personally wouldn't want to spend $150+ more on the higher end video card without being able to use the benefits.
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October 16, 2010 9:14:46 PM

what would happen if i get another 4890 xoc identical to the one i have and run them together?
i found one on ebay and i was wounding if that would be cheaper and still decent
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