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Old 07-20-2010, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HD 4850 512mb Upgrade.

I am about to hit the order button on

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

It is to replace the ATI x700 i bought with the computer.

The computer is a A1214n, XP 32bit (new case, power supply, 2gb RAM)

HP Pavilion a1214n Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion a1214n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I just wanna make sure it will work with my system.

i know My system will prob bottleneck the card to some point. but i can hardly play WOW on with the x700 with my 24 inch HD monitor that i Got for Free.

I updated the PSU to a 600w. it has 2 6-pin connectors so i'm good their.

Im hoping i can play WOW at 1920/1080 on good res. instead of 1200/9xx at all lowest settings.

if there is any reason this WONT work please let me know! and how much will my system bottleneck the card?

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: HD 4850 512mb Upgrade.

get this one instead
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100273L Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
it has a better cooler, has more memory, is slightly cheaper and comes with a rebate.
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