Replacing an overheating HD4850 Tags: Graphics Cards Intel Graphics Last response: October 18, 2010 12:56 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous 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. More about : replacing overheating hd4850 wa1 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... Anonymous 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer wa1 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumsapphire hd4850 temperature reaching 107*C ForumHD4850 picture messed up (inc screenshot) ForumMonitor and HD4850 grey lines ForumXFX 8800 Ultra vs HD4850 Forum"XFX Radeon HD 4770" vs "XFX ATI HD4850 " Which is better? ForumGPU Overheating 90 c ForumE8400 overheating and computer shut downs ForumReplacing thermal paste on graphics cards ForumHD 4850 Overheating ! ForumAti 4850 256mb card overheating ForumAMD CPU won't stop overheating ! Forum4850 overheating at 100% fanspeed !! help ForumGeforce 9900 vs. ATI HD4850 ForumHD4850 crashing when second monitor is connected ForumHD4850 dead, need replacement Forum1Gb vs 2Gb graphics ForumReplacing Nvidia GPU in a Dell mobo ForumHd 3200 hybrid crossfire with hd4850 ForumMaybe overheating: colored dots and freeze. ForumArtifact problem with Powercolor HD4850 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !