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Okay, Right now I use a ati 5450, which is why I need an upgrade.
I use a 500w ATX powersupply.

I bought a brand new 4850 ati POWERCOLOR from Ebuyer, and I tried putting it in BUT i found out I needed a 4pin to PCI E adapater, so I went ahead and picked that up.
I set it all up today, and it all fit in perfectly however when I start the pc up there's lines all over the computer,
I installed the driver however it doesn't even go onto the PC, I can't login because the screen just fails, the alternative is to use safe mode which allows me to see my screen, even with drivers installed I get the problem, even in the BIOS theres lines all over the screen
So i went back to the 5450 and Its absolutely fine.. :(, Im thinking /confused about what to do now.. because the 4850 is openened and I really don't want to waste the £65. (16 and had to make my own money)
Any help will be greatly appreciated
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  1. Rasil23 said:
    Okay, Right now I use a ati 5450, which is why I need an upgrade.
    I use a 500w ATX powersupply.

    I bought a brand new 4850 ati POWERCOLOR from Ebuyer, and I tried putting it in BUT i found out I needed a 4pin to PCI E adapater, so I went ahead and picked that up.
    I set it all up today, and it all fit in perfectly however when I start the pc up there's lines all over the computer,
    I installed the driver however it doesn't even go onto the PC, I can't login because the screen just fails, the alternative is to use safe mode which allows me to see my screen, even with drivers installed I get the problem, even in the BIOS theres lines all over the screen
    So i went back to the 5450 and Its absolutely fine.. :(, Im thinking /confused about what to do now.. because the 4850 is openened and I really don't want to waste the £65. (16 and had to make my own money)
    Any help will be greatly appreciated



    Um, still need help lol
  2. Looks like the HD 4850 is damaged. Just return it to the shop and make them give you another one/fix it. It comes with warranty, after all.
  3. Sunius said:
    Looks like the HD 4850 is damaged. Just return it to the shop and make them give you another one/fix it. It comes with warranty, after all.


    Okay if this is the only solution, Ill do this, but I'm open to try any tech fix solutions lol
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