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Old 06-26-2010, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys,

i wonder if my PSU will support a HD5850.

my specs are:

CM real power pro 650W
intel core2 3.4ghz(OC)
2gb DDR2 1066(upgrading to 6gb)
1x dvd writer
1x 250gb HDD
EVGA GTS250(current)

And will i be able to and is it better to OC my CPU even more? its normal speed is 2.93ghz. i have a xigmatek achilles as my cpu cooler.

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, it will support a 5850.

what cpu do you have?

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Old 06-27-2010, 05:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have a Intel core2 E7500
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You may be bottlenecking your GPU with you CPU. Meaning that you have a really nice graphics card, but the processor simply can't keep up. also, 4gb should be enough memory for gaming.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think my cpu works quite ok, since i can play metro2033 at 1600x900 with high graphics at quite reasonable framerates. only the background programs cause some choppiness but thats quite rare.
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