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Old 09-06-2008, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got this card when it first came out. should i stick with it for a while longer or go ahead and move to a newer one soon. heres what i have:

ATI HD 2900 XT 512

yea i shoulda waited till it went down in price but i needed one so i paid full price when it first came out. so whats the verdict? keep it longer or go ahead and change it.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's still a fast card.
The only major disadvantage it has right now is that it's a bit power hungry compared to most cards today.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could probably sell it and get a jump start on a great card, especially since like Apokalipse mentioned it's still good ;]
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I'd say sell it and pick up a 4850. You might get $100 for it . But 4850's are as low as $149 after MIR and maybe lower now, haven't looked.

But if you want, keep it, it's still fast.
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definitely a power hog. oink oink.
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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most likely i will end up selling it and get a more powerful but more energy efficient card then. thanks for the input everyone
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most likely i will end up selling it and get a more powerful but more energy efficient card then. thanks for the input everyone
Just understand the 4850 runs a little hot and you should probably pick up a after market cooler if you plan to over clock.
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With the stock fan settings, but you have to use the Fan Hack and its fine then
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Which games do you play? What's the rest of your system?
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With the stock fan settings, but you have to use the Fan Hack and its fine then
Wait so you just up it to 100% and you should be fine?
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