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Can my computer run this video card?

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November 1, 2012 8:53:48 PM

Hello,
I have been trying to figure out if my computer can run a Graphics card.
My computer specs are :

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz

RAM: 4.1 GB

PSU: 375 W

If you need anymore info just ask.
November 1, 2012 8:55:47 PM

Yes it probably can but it will depend on the graphics card in question. As in what are the power requirements of the card you are looking at. The CPU could end up bottlenecking the GPU, but of course this is dependent on what GPU you are going for.
November 1, 2012 9:02:36 PM

Lol i forgot to post the GPU... My bad. The Gpu is an ati radeon 4850 512 mb.
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November 1, 2012 9:10:45 PM

No worries, anyway according to AMD a 450W or higher power supply is needed for the card to run in your system. So I'd say a 500W PSU, bung it into your system and off you go.

In terms of bottlenecking with that CPU I don't really know. I suppose you may see a little drop in performance but all in all I think that CPU would be fine with a 4850. If you were comfortable you could even overclock your CPU a little more just to get that little extra drop of performance.
November 1, 2012 9:19:22 PM

Would the GPU still work without the new psu?
November 1, 2012 9:24:33 PM

I wouldn't place bets on it, I would definitely recommend that you do upgrade your PSU if you are going to install that card. It's better to be safe than sorry.
November 1, 2012 10:13:16 PM

so if i have it at higher res it should be ok?
And can you explkain res' to me in detail please because it raises my fps also...
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November 1, 2012 10:20:45 PM

rambisco said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4850,1957...

With other components in it, the whole computer pulls 251w at load. You would definitely be OK, although a new PSU should be the next thing on your list.

And your CPU shouldn't be a bottleneck except at low resolutions.

that review is with a 130 watt Core 2 Quad QX6850 in the test system and the OP's E7200 is 65 watts. i doubt that there will be a 65 watt difference but you could realistically expect it to not go beyond 225 watts.
November 1, 2012 10:21:51 PM

So i should be OK?
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November 1, 2012 10:39:33 PM

darksnake23 said:
So i should be OK?

why you getting such an old card?
i do not think it has drivers that are supported anymore. how about a 6670?
November 1, 2012 11:04:56 PM

Never mind it is a 4770. would that work?
November 1, 2012 11:05:43 PM

because i am buying it from a friend for 40 and he says it runs skyrim maxed...
November 2, 2012 12:07:59 AM

40 dollars is a good deal, but it definitely won't be maxing skyrim..
November 2, 2012 12:23:44 AM

Ok i was told it could. Do you believe i could at least play skyrimn?
November 2, 2012 1:31:32 AM

also i dont think my monitor will work with this. I have a tube monitor and also i dont know if i have a 6 pin connector
November 2, 2012 2:04:36 AM

It can play skyrim, and if you don't have a 6 pin connector, you will probably have an extra 2 Molex, which in case you can use this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you DON'T have 2 extra molex (would be weird if you didn't) the best graphics card you can get is the Radeon 7750 which costs about $90.
November 4, 2012 1:40:45 PM

I have a six pin. Also i have another question. Would this computer be woth upgrading?
November 4, 2012 2:34:08 PM

If it's for skyrim, definitely! $40 and you can play on better than console settings. At 1440x900, my friend has a 4650 and plays on high with 2xAA. He wouldnt let me install fraps to see exactly how many fps he was getting, but it looked smooth enough. Unless you have a 1080p monitor this upgrade will definitely be worth it. And that processor is actually pretty decent so don't underrate it. Get it and have fun!
November 4, 2012 2:56:49 PM

What other games do you think this setup/GPU could run?
November 4, 2012 3:09:09 PM

At what resolution do you plan on playing at? If its a tube monitor it's probably 1024x768, am I right?
November 5, 2012 12:08:05 AM

yah which ever would work best?
November 5, 2012 3:04:31 AM

-get a good power supply around 500watts.
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