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Windows 7: Radeon HD 6850

06 Aug 2011   #1
Poppit

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Radeon HD 6850

Hi,

I want to put the Radeon HD 6850 in my computer. However I do not know the power suply for it, so I though I could use some help.

This is my computer I just bought :

Asus - Essentio Desktop / AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive - CM1730-05


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07 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well this is interesting I can't find information on the included power supply either.
The only way to really find out is to slide the side panel off and look at the power supply yourself.
They generally have a sticker on the side of them that details their outputs and total wattage.

Taking the side panel off is nothing scary really
just shut down the computer first remove the screws there are usually 2 to 4 of them. (preferably with a screwdriver that doesn't have a magnetic tip)
and slide the panel off.

You shouldn't actually need to touch anything inside there.
You just need to look at the label on the psu.
My guess is it's a lower end psu, pre built systems almost always are.
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07 Aug 2011   #3
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poppit View Post
Hi,

I want to put the Radeon HD 6850 in my computer. However I do not know the power suply for it, so I though I could use some help.

This is my computer I just bought :

Asus - Essentio Desktop / AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive - CM1730-05
I would worry more abut having room in the case than I would about having enough power to run it. Usually the PSU is plenty but you have to have enough connector pins so you may need some adapters to change over some of your other power connectors to 6 or 8 pin. I would also suggest looking at the side of the PSU to find the output on it and then look the card up and see what the recommended is and what kind of connectors it takes so you can get adapters if needed.
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07 Aug 2011   #4
metamaycry

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
hd 6850

with most hd 6850`s they come with a molex adapter that let u power ur graphic card example my hd 6950 it came with 2 molex adapeters allowing me to power it
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07 Aug 2011   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poppit View Post
Hi,

I want to put the Radeon HD 6850 in my computer. However I do not know the power suply for it, so I though I could use some help.

This is my computer I just bought :

Asus - Essentio Desktop / AMD Phenom™ II X6 Processor / 8GB Memory / 1TB Hard Drive - CM1730-05
Specifications:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Desktop- ASUS Essentio CM1730

According to this, it has a 300W power supply. Here are requirements for a fairly vanilla 6850:

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0#

A minimum 500W PSU is required, with one 6 pin PCI-E power connector.

If it takes an industry-standard power supply, swapping them may be reasonably easy.
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07 Aug 2011   #6
metamaycry

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

wow u u sure bob that its 500 watts ive seen many of my mates run that card with a 350 watt supply
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07 Aug 2011   #7
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

oh sure it might 'work'
performance and stability are going to be a factor at some point though.
My guess would be they are mostly playing older games and aren't really stressing the card very much by using the dx11 features.
Have them run the heaven benchmark on max.
Can just about guarantee the system will do a hard restart.

Hell my old nvidia 6800 could barely function on the 350watt
and that's a 7 year old card.
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07 Aug 2011   #8
metamaycry

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

well im not sure , becouse they all play crysis maxed , but i wouldnt run under any system requirment thats why im running a 900 watt my set only usese 700 but im afraid that if my v10 cooler tec kicks in the system would blow up-
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07 Aug 2011   #9
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

actually crysis would be the specific game that forced me to upgrade to a 500 watt. (on that particular build) Because on all the ice levels my system would... hard restart. It had actually worked fine up until that point.
Of course I'm talking about the original and you are probably talking about the new one.
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07 Aug 2011   #10
metamaycry

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

na i mean the original i hate the new one
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