Good deal ... HUGE performance upgrade and should match your cpu.
thanks id upgrade to a 5850 but thats not in my budget
and also a second 4870 in crossfire would be wicked :P
I purchased a 4870 from Asus with my newest build because I started getting tight on money as well, now I'm looking at 6870's to replace it. So far I've had no problems with it, its a relatively good card for its age. I'm able to run Dragon Age: Origins at full specs. If you can get a second for another 60 bucks, 120 crossfire set up of 4870's is a very nice deal. I purchased mine at $100 from newegg 7 months ago.
hey guys my system specs are here:
core 2 quad q6600 @ 2,4
6 gigs of ddr2
320 gig hard-drive
cm 750gx 750 watt ps
thermaltake tsunami case
p5k deluxe black pearl edition
im wondering im running a 7300gs now and can get a 4870 1 gig vapor-x edition videocard for 60$ since im on a tight budget
for 60$ is that a good card thanks , im just wondering if its worth the money thanks
It sounds like a good choice - performance and within a budget.
You should overclock that Q6600; it can hit at least 3.0. FSB from 266 > 333.
yes im waiting till i have money to buy a new heatsink cooler for around 40 ish dollars
i finally got a vapor-x 4890 1 gig edition, runs hot but i lowered the clocks of the card to 825/825 and runs less hot with 65% fan speed
How hot is it getting? A 4890 should stay at reasonable temperatures, and the Vapor-X should stay even cooler than that. The Diamond 4890 I had stayed around 35C idle and below 75C under load, and that was overclocked to 935/1050. 4890's are made to be overclocked. Some people get the core up to 1000Mhz. You definitely should not have to down clock it. Maybe you need to reapply the thermal paste. Also, the memory speed does not affect the temperature much, so you can probably put that back up in any case.
its 50* idle and 62 max when gaming , these are in celcius of course , when its at 900/1090 it rises to around 66 * celcius around fullload
My 4890 ran for two years at 75C max without a problem. I never changed the fan profile. I don't want to speak for all 4890's, but I don't think 66C is too high. In this review, both the reference and Atomic cards reached 82C on load. I wouldn't worry about 66C.