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512 mb HD 4850 vs 1 gb gtx 550 ti

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December 18, 2011 5:31:25 PM

So I am trying to decide if it is worth it to upgrade my MSI HD 4850 512 MB VC, I have starting having problems with it I believe overheating. I picked up a PNY GTX 550 TI, 1 GB card new for $130 today but havent opened it yet. It was kind of an impulse buy. I game a little and play all the MW games and like to watch HD movies.

I know I can also swap the 550 out for a HD 6770. Was wondering what everyones thoughts were.

My Specs:

Phenom II 940
8 GB Ram
W 7 64-bit
19 inch Hannspree

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a c 144 U Graphics card
December 18, 2011 5:34:06 PM

since you already bought it then you better keep it. GTX550 should be a bit faster than 6770. performance wise it should be like this:

4850 < 6770 < GTX550
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December 19, 2011 11:21:35 AM

Is there any inherit danger to running the old 4850 until it completely goes out? I can not think of any but wanted to check here
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a c 144 U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 12:31:26 PM

not sure about that but if the card only overheat and doesn't have any other problem just clean the heatsink and replace the thermal paste
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December 19, 2011 2:44:32 PM

I cleaned the 4850 last night and had a chance this morning to play MW3 and had the video completely messes up. I think I should just swap the cards out and just go with the 550
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