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Windows 7: Ati 4850 upgrade ?

08 Oct 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit
Ati 4850 upgrade ?

Hi 7 Forum members
I want to upgrade my Ati 4850 to something better ,
but i am not sure of the power supply I know its 425 watts
but i do not know what the amp ratting is . i need help in
trying to get the amps reading off of it i am not sure how to read the specks on the side !
The computer is a Dell XPS 430 thats all i know about the power supply .
if you could help me decide witch ATI card to get that would be grate !
i hope Someone can help.
Thanks for now !!!

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08 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

425 Watt power supply is to small. First you will need to upgrade to atleast 600 Watt. I like the corsair PSU.

For a upgrade what is the budget.

For under $200:

MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 - MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

For over $200:

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, MSI, AMD

These two cards are amazing.
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09 Oct 2011   #3

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit

Yes around $200.
i can only have 1 card Dell did not make this computer to have 2 cards
do you have a link to a good power supply ? ,it can take any good after market supply.
if possible i would like a card that vens out the back .
I will look into the cards you have the links too.
And thanks for your help
edit i only want ATI/AMD cards that is dirx 11 1 gig vram.2.0 is what my slot is .
Is this a good card but i cant find the power supply rating it requires ?
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09 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

The other card I had listed is the same with a new cooler. Also there are a few more shaders and it will work in your computer. Stick with the Frozr III ver. of the card ie the one I listed. Don't worry about the slot that is on your motherboard.

$60 after rebate $50 this will do everything that you will ever need with that computer.

Corsair Builder Series CX600 Used and New: Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2
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09 Oct 2011   #5

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit

Hi Beta
First thanks for all of your help here.
I will buy the card you have the {first} link to , it looks like it has all of the
requirement i need .
And thanks for the link to the power supply i need ,
you are a time saver in helping me with all of this !
I am real good with the software that comes with a computer but
when it comes to the hardware i am really not that good with it
Your guidance with the hardware is really grate .
Now my old dimension 8400 will get all for the parts the came out of my XPS 430 so we got 2 in one!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3

No problem. Glad I could help.
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