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June 20, 2012 12:42:20 AM

i have a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual core processor 5000+ 2.60 ghz 4 gb ram will an xfx Radeon HD 4870 512gb ddr5 with an ati chipset work on this at all? i really want to upgrade to play diablo 3 but am not really sure all what i need to do this..... please help

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June 20, 2012 12:59:50 AM

well it really depends on what motherboard you have....can you tell us which one you have?
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June 20, 2012 1:06:15 AM

drums101 said:
well it really depends on what motherboard you have....can you tell us which one you have?

all i know is it says its a m2a vm hdmi an asus board
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June 20, 2012 1:13:01 AM

get a athlonx4 if your on a budget or if you can afford it drop in a phenom 2 you probably wont be able to use the black editions because u will probably find it has a max rating of like 125 watts on that build and the phen 2 be's were 140 watts from memory make sure you do a bios update before u put a new chip in it. u should then be able to play diablo with some reduced settings
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June 20, 2012 1:17:06 AM

the reason im asking about that specific card is because i have a line on 2 of them fer $50
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June 20, 2012 1:22:13 AM

i think he is just asking if the gpu will work with his current mobo/ram/cpu setup.....and yes your motherboard has a pcie x16 slot so that gpu would be able to run in your system...do you have a powersupply that can handle the card? what psu do you have right now?
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June 20, 2012 1:23:27 AM

right now just a 300 watt but i had already figured i would need to get at least a 600w or so
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June 20, 2012 1:26:30 AM

mainada01 said:
right now just a 300 watt but i had already figured i would need to get at least a 600w or so


you technically only need ~500 at most probably.
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June 20, 2012 1:27:03 AM

yea I would look into upgrading your psu as well but rest assured that 4870 will work with your current system
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June 20, 2012 1:28:09 AM

drums 101 your my new best friend!
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June 20, 2012 1:33:06 AM

hahah glad I can help if there is anything else you need help on feel free to send me a message
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June 20, 2012 2:07:10 AM

sure will just gotta figure out how to add you to a friends list or something
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June 20, 2012 2:11:32 AM

I dont think they have that feature here not sure though either way you can always find me by looking in your past threads and finding this one.
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June 20, 2012 2:17:33 AM

im honestly not sure how to do that on here have only used this site twice now
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June 20, 2012 2:19:40 AM

when you click on forums top left will have a button saying my threads and it will show up there
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June 20, 2012 2:22:41 AM

awesome! again more great help :p 
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