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October 30, 2011 3:29:58 AM

If you would list your spec's we could give you better answers.
October 30, 2011 7:38:54 AM

Thank you for the answers... i was thinking of upgrading my graphics card and processor... here are my specs:

LC POWER 550W SILENT GREEN POWER PCIe
ASUS P5B CHIPSET 965 SOCKET 775
CORE 2 DUO E6400 2.1GHZ
4 gb memory ddr2-800
Radeon HD 4850 512MB


I am thinking of upgrading my processor to a quad core (Core 2 Quad Q9550, as my motherboard doesnt support the new i3, i5 and i7 processors... and i can get this one cheap cause its old) and was thinking of upgrading my graphics card to a HD 6850 1gb or a GEFORCE GTX 460... but after some research, i saw that the ati has a slight advantage.

i've been told that 550w would handle the graphics card. Any sugestions?
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October 30, 2011 9:17:31 AM

Hmm.. that leaves me a little more uneasy...
When you said you had some doubts of the psu running the gtx460... is it the same with the 6850? Would they both require a new psu? Or just the gtx?

What are exactly the issues with 6000s and the pci-e 1?
And how can i confirm that my psu can run the gtx?

Sorry for all the questions.. i am a little clueless when it comes to hardware.
October 30, 2011 11:42:30 AM

Forgot to state that i have no intention of overclocking the cards...
Ok i did some research about the 2.1 on 1.0 slots... apearently its a hit and miss and is dependent on the motherboard... while 2.0 works perfectly..

So my options are:

Go with the 6850 and risk it not working on the motherboard..

or

Go with the gtx460 and risk the psu not supplying enough energy..

This is a long shot, but has anybody ever tried a 2.1 graphics card on a P5B (P965)? Or any similar card?
October 30, 2011 7:47:15 PM

greghome.. i was checking the specifications of the psu... and it seems like it says 19A in each 12V so that would give 38A.
How did you get 24A?
a c 273 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
October 30, 2011 7:55:58 PM

M1KES said:
greghome.. i was checking the specifications of the psu... and it seems like it says 19A in each 12V so that would give 38A.
How did you get 24A?

It's more like 30a, you don't add the rails together.
October 30, 2011 8:06:38 PM

Oh sorry.. i am way out of my league! :) 
And would the 30A be enough to handle the gtx 460?
a c 273 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
October 30, 2011 8:13:23 PM

M1KES said:
Oh sorry.. i am way out of my league! :) 
And would the 30A be enough to handle the gtx 460?

Yes, the card itself only needs about 13a.
October 30, 2011 8:15:36 PM

Thank you so much!
I guess the gtx 460 it is then! :) 
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Thanks to all who participated once more!
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October 30, 2011 8:16:28 PM

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