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Old 11-26-2008, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 2 gigs of ram, an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 Ghz processor, and a x1900xt 512mb graphics card. I can't play many new games on max currently due to my graphics card serving as a choke point. If I were to purchase the HD 4850 this christmas would I be able to play games such as Fallout 3 and Call Of Duty: World at War on Max settings on a 1280 x 1024 screen? If not, what would limit such to happen?
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yes a 4850 will max out most new games at that resolution. dont expect to max out crysis tho.
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I currently have 2 gigs of ram, an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 Ghz processor, and a x1900xt 512mb graphics card. I can't play many new games on max currently due to my graphics card serving as a choke point. If I were to purchase the HD 4850 this christmas would I be able to play games such as Fallout 3 and Call Of Duty: World at War on Max settings on a 1280 x 1024 screen? If not, what would limit such to happen?
Most definitely, its quite a big jump.. but have you tried to OC your GPU?
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I'd rather not overclock my GPU. Overclocking has caused many probs in the past for me.
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Your mobo might be a problem..
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I haven't tried overclocking with the mobo I have now. My previous mobo fried due to overclocking, so i'm just not going to mess with it.
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I meant the GPU
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I've overclocked the GPU in the past, but it's a horrible overclocker. It artifacts at anything above stock
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The 4850 is much more stable than the x1900xt..
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I've overclocked the GPU in the past, but it's a horrible overclocker. It artifacts at anything above stock
Wow that's crazy.. I guess you got a bad one, most of the ones I know OC pretty decently...

But an HD 4850 is a nice card though
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