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#1 Sep 23 2010 at 7:47 AM Rating: Default
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ATI Radeon HD 4850 512mb. Stopped working about 2 hours into playing, what graphics card do you recommend I get to play this game decently without my graphics card frying? My price range is 150-200. My power supply is a 750w.

My Computer is a DELL XPS 630 - Intel® Core2 Q6600 Quad-Core (8MB L2 cache,2.40GHz,1066FSB)

4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs

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Edited, Sep 23rd 2010 9:47am by Gonzi
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#2 Sep 23 2010 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Hmm..your fan likely stopped working. My sister's old 4850 ran alpha > beta perfectly fine. What type of cooling and ventilation does your PC have?
#3 Sep 23 2010 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
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I bought a GTX 465 for $205 a couple weeks ago.

It's been doing pretty decent on the game.
#4 Sep 23 2010 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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Nvidia GTX 460 if you can afford one is what I would go for, bear in mind you may well need to upgrade your PSU too (Power Supply Unit) The Dell I use which I swapped with my partner for my beautiful laptop had a 350 watt PSU which I had to upgrade when I bought a new video card for it (Radeon 5770)
#5 Sep 23 2010 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
Anything from this list would do fine.

As with most things though, the more you spend the better it's going to be.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-radeon-hd-4850-gpu,2732-3.html
#6 Sep 23 2010 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Theahra wrote:
Nvidia GTX 460 if you can afford one is what I would go for, bear in mind you may well need to upgrade your PSU too (Power Supply Unit) The Dell I use which I swapped with my partner for my beautiful laptop had a 350 watt PSU which I had to upgrade when I bought a new video card for it (Radeon 5770)

750W will power anything out there easily, including dual-carding. I'd even wager your 350W PSU could have powered a 5770.
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#7 Sep 23 2010 at 8:41 AM Rating: Good
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yfaithfully wrote:
Theahra wrote:
Nvidia GTX 460 if you can afford one is what I would go for, bear in mind you may well need to upgrade your PSU too (Power Supply Unit) The Dell I use which I swapped with my partner for my beautiful laptop had a 350 watt PSU which I had to upgrade when I bought a new video card for it (Radeon 5770)

750W will power anything out there easily, including dual-carding. I'd even wager your 350W PSU could have powered a 5770.


Sorry I did not see the power supply detailed in the original post. When I was running mine on the 350 Watt power supply the PC was close to the limit on 350 watts (Rough power calculations had it using 347 watts) after upgrading the PSU the pc is nice and cool and quiet. Again sorry for not seeing the power supply listed in the original post.
#8 Sep 23 2010 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Jennestia wrote:
Hmm..your fan likely stopped working. My sister's old 4850 ran alpha > beta perfectly fine. What type of cooling and ventilation does your PC have?
the fan is working the card heats up to 125f while just sitting at the home
Screen with the fan on. My computer doesn't even start up if the video card is enabled I have to disable it through safe mode.
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#9 Sep 23 2010 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm running dual GTX 465s and FFXIV is cooking my system. Every other game runs fine (75-85C on both cards while playing) but for some reason FFXIV runs them up to the 90s. This is with an aggressive custom fan setting in Afterburner.

I've resorted to keeping the side panel on my case open and putting a large box fan right next to it. Keeps the temps in the 70s that way, but really it's not an ideal solution.

I hope the optimize the GPU usage for this game soon... but I'm sure that's not high up on their priority list.
#10 Sep 23 2010 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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kahilm wrote:
I'm running dual GTX 465s and FFXIV is cooking my system. Every other game runs fine (75-85C on both cards while playing) but for some reason FFXIV runs them up to the 90s. This is with an aggressive custom fan setting in Afterburner.

I've resorted to keeping the side panel on my case open and putting a large box fan right next to it. Keeps the temps in the 70s that way, but really it's not an ideal solution.

I hope the optimize the GPU usage for this game soon... but I'm sure that's not high up on their priority list.


If the heat persists, I would recommend either customizing the case or if there is a spot, place a side fan, blowing onto the gpu's. It helps my gpu temps quite a bit. Blow some air into the case just like the box fan is doing.
#11 Sep 23 2010 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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Parsalyn wrote:
If the heat persists, I would recommend either customizing the case or if there is a spot, place a side fan, blowing onto the gpu's. It helps my gpu temps quite a bit. Blow some air into the case just like the box fan is doing.


Yeah I was thinking I might have to cut a hole in the side of my case and pop a fan in there... never done that before, though.
#12 Sep 23 2010 at 10:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Radeon 5770
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#13 Sep 23 2010 at 10:27 AM Rating: Good
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I know a lot of people who are playing with the 5770s without any issues
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#14 Sep 23 2010 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Radeon 5770


This helps alot? Not.
#15 Sep 23 2010 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Well the card is overheating no matter what I'm doing. With an external fan next to it and a few minutes after booting up it's already sky rocketing to 125 f eventhough the fan on the card is running. Is the verdict that I just need a new card or can it be something else?
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#16 Sep 23 2010 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Gonzi wrote:
Well the card is overheating no matter what I'm doing. With an external fan next to it and a few minutes after booting up it's already sky rocketing to 125 f eventhough the fan on the card is running. Is the verdict that I just need a new card or can it be something else?


Is there any impact if you set all your settings to low and run it at 1280x720?
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#17 Sep 23 2010 at 11:39 AM Rating: Decent
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There is no image on the screen if I start up the computer with the video card enabled. So no I cant even run the computer With the video card and it overheats regardless.
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#18 Sep 23 2010 at 11:41 AM Rating: Good
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Gonzi wrote:
Well the card is overheating no matter what I'm doing. With an external fan next to it and a few minutes after booting up it's already sky rocketing to 125 f eventhough the fan on the card is running. Is the verdict that I just need a new card or can it be something else?

this happened to my 4650, so i bought a 5770.
it might just be that your card is old, and need a new one?
how long did you have your card?
with the 4650 i could play 10min then the card was at 100c+ (220f)
#19 Sep 23 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I've had it for almost 2 years. Think I'm gonna go get a nvidia gtx 460 1gb
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#20 Sep 23 2010 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Gonzi wrote:
There is no image on the screen if I start up the computer with the video card enabled. So no I cant even run the computer With the video card and it overheats regardless.


Yes, if this is what you are seeing your card is dead. Time to go shopping.
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#21 Sep 23 2010 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a 5770 vapor-x card and it's great as far as temp is concerned, no issues.

Also it should be about 170 or less.
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