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Replacing an overheating HD4850

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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2010 10:51:52 AM

First the stats on my comp:

- 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.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 18, 2010 10:56:35 AM

So, what is your budget?
HD5850 or GTX460 is a good upgrade from HD4850...
a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2010 11:54:26 AM

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.
a c 189 U Graphics card
October 18, 2010 12:56:41 PM

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... :)