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Old 08-28-2008, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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soo.. i ordered my new build parts yesterday and I fear i may have made a mistake. I wanted a 4850 and i was going to get this 4850 Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3. PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support 100242L at TigerDirect.com

but instead i ordered this one off of a whim.. Did I do wrong and what is the difference? Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3. PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support 100245L at TigerDirect.com
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The only difference i can see is the heatsink. Dont worry about it, it just might get a little warmer.
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You bought new dual slot cooler. It should run cooler. The other one was the first single slot cooler which ran very hot... or so I've heard.
In the picture I don't see it having any ramsinks though. I don't know how that's affect the card.
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You bought new dual slot cooler. It should run cooler. The other one was the first single slot cooler which ran very hot... or so I've heard.
In the picture I don't see it having any ramsinks though. I don't know how that's affect the card.
Hes right, you bought the better one.
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yay Success!
I was hoping you guys would say that. Thanks guys
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Ya nice job, it's cheaper also and has a blue pcb if you care about that. And I can see the ram sinks.
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I have no idea what a blue pcb is.. But i am glad I have it
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The 4xxx cards do not run hot at all, its only because people are afraid to turn up the fan speed that the heat issue was created..

I have Overclocked my X2 to 800/940 on both cores and memory, and while gamming with 80% fan speed Gpu's NEVER EVER Exceed 65C....
At idle, 50% fan speed, 40C..
Hardly a heat issue, people just don't like noise.... I don't know why...
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noise lets you know your pc is running cooooooooooooooooool, i like noise!
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Ya nice job, it's cheaper also and has a blue pcb if you care about that. And I can see the ram sinks.
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on these newegg pics there are clearly no ramsinks. At least I see some bare rams.
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