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?
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?
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