Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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 !!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Ati 4850 upgrade ?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Ati radeon hd 4850
I'm running Windows 7 Pro x32bit with 4GB RAM and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 DCP 4400+, 2200 Mhz. My Samsung SyncMaster 2443 uses an ATI Radeon Xpress Series (0x5954) Adapter and is uninstalled when it's time to install the proper drivers/software for the ATI RADEON HD 4850 Graphics Card (PCIe). After the...
Graphic Cards
Ati 4850 problems
Hi, I recently installed RTM Windows 7 Pro. Before i had 7000,7056 and 7100. On 7000 and at 7056 i've had similar problem i have now. When i try to refresh my Windows Experience Index my screen goes black with colour boxes and i have to restart computer. Screen goes black when windows try to...
Graphic Cards
ati 4850
Hi guys I'm getting a new pc in a week or 2 and I have a question about the graphics card drivers. I want to install windows 7 x86 version, but which ati drivers should i install with it? When I looked at the ati driver page, there were no drivers for windows 7 x86 version. Can anyone help me...
ATI 4850 gpu
second question. Running win7 and phoshop cs4, how do I know gpu mode is used ? Photoshop seems not to detect gpu it asks to consult a site where no specific information is availaible Would love to see the effect, or is photoshop cs4 picking up gpu automaticaly ?
Graphic Cards
4850 wei
Hi Everyone, I Just installed Build 7057 x64 and usually my GPU makes it to 7.9 in the WEI and now it's gone to 5.9 and gaming graphics to 6.0. There's something really wrong here. I have 2 4850's Can anyone help me out here.
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App