Replacing Radeon HD 4850 512MB

Hey guys :D

I'm currently searching for a replacement of my old GPU because I seem to get severe problems due it being defective..
But here again, I have no clue on what I should take a closer look at.. simply replacing just the GPU or maybe other parts too?

That's where I want to ask you guys :)

So here's my system:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 oc'd to ~3Ghz
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Mainboard: Asus P5k
and currently 4GB RAM

yeah, well..that's it :) Anymore info needed?

I'm considering replacing my old HDD as well, mostly for more space.. anything recommended there too maybe?

Thank you guys and a late merry x-mas ;)
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  1. 6850 will be nice for you. Just make sure you have a motherboard that supports PCI-E 2.0, if no you must to upgrade it...
  2. a 6850 will run fine on a pcie 1.1 slot if its x16. pcie1.1 x16 bandwidth =Pcie2.0 x8 bandwidth which will not bottleneck a single gpu. so there is no reason to worry about upgrading your motherboard. pcie is backwards compatible. Your CPU may however bottleneck it depending on the game.

    what games for you want to play, at what settings, and at what resolution?
  3. Yeah, But I heard that cards above 6790 sometimes have problem. Thanks anyway.
  4. Ty for your replies guys :)

    Uhm, I'm more casual gaming tbh. Some LoL here and there.. STOR after I get my PC running again and Steam Classics (TF, CS, L4D)..
    resolution won't be anything over full-hd as I'll use my tv for games, whereas I use an old TFT @ 1440x900 mostly for drawing in CAD programs.

    I didn't have any problems with my 4850 regarding gaming, but thought I might as well buy a slightly better one so I could plaly some new games, even if not max'd :)
  5. If your PSU has 2x 6pin connectors go with a 6870 it is worth the upgrade from 6850 IMO. 6850 is also a good choice.
  6. What's your PSU anyway OP?
  7. refillable said:
    What's your PSU anyway OP?


    Uhm.. whats a PSU? ^^'

    I'm currently.running Ubuntu.because.Windows will not boot.. and idk where to look at my hardware..

    But I found my old bill where it says Midi Tower ATX (400W) if that's any help?

    And sorry for late reply.. I'm currently quite busy with moving.. still thank you very much for your help guys :)
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