- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 P. Supply - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) RAM
Want to replace this card:
ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
It's overheating and I rather buy a new card than buy an after-market cooler.
What I usually use comp for:
- playing WOW - Editing videos - HTPC on a 52" 1080p TV
I don't want to bottleneck the thing, but I also would like to upgrade the GPU (what's the use in spending money it's not an upgrade?)
Thanks in advance.
More aboutreplacing overheating hd4850
So, what is your budget? HD5850 or GTX460 is a good upgrade from HD4850...
Sorry. Forgot to specify a budget.
I guess my cap would be ~$200, but would rather it be closer to $100.
WOW doesn't take much. The 4850 plays it on ultra @ 60fps just fine.
But the video editing is alittle more taxing, especially with HD footage.
Well, for $100 then i suggest you stay with your HD4850, cause with $100 you can't buy a card that more powerful than HD4850... A proper upgrade from HD4850 is HD5770 or GTX460, below that card then it's not consider as upgrade...