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Old 11-27-2008, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since black friday is tomorrow I have been thinking of geeting some upgrades. I have budgeted myself $300 to work with. One of the upgrades is a second 4850. But before I get it I have a few questions.

1: Do you guys think I can run 2 4850s off of a 550vx?
2: do you need one or two CF bridges? My first card didn't come with a bridge so I would need to buy a second one and I would like to know the before I order the card.
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you should be able to run it off that PSU... it'll be pushin it if you OC them too far, but at stock you'll be fine

i dunno about the bridges... i've got two (because both mine came with one), but i think you can probably run it with just one if you put it on the primary connector (the one closest to the mounting bracket)... if it turns out you cant, you should be able to pick up a bridge for about $3
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Since black friday is tomorrow I have been thinking of geeting some upgrades. I have budgeted myself $300 to work with. One of the upgrades is a second 4850. But before I get it I have a few questions.

1: Do you guys think I can run 2 4850s off of a 550vx?
2: do you need one or two CF bridges? My first card didn't come with a bridge so I would need to buy a second one and I would like to know the before I order the card.
1. Depends on the overclock on the e7200
2. You need two
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Do you guys think I should go ahead and move up to a 620?
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Do you guys think I should go ahead and move up to a 620?
TBH I don't think it's necessary. Core 2 Duos and 4850s are both pretty power efficient.
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Do you guys think I should go ahead and move up to a 620?
Unless you keep it on 24/7 past 4.0ghz.. then you should be fine
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I only do 4ghz for 3dmark. I actually run it at or near stock most of the time. I think I will stay with my psu.

So I do need two bridges?
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Yep..

1 should come with each card
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well my msi 4850 didn't have one. which means I have to buy another lol. No big deal, but I wasn't sure.
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Newegg.com - crossfire bridge, Video Card Accessories

$10 for a freaking bridge..
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