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Old December 12, 2008, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Soultribunal View Post
I'll probably switch it out and put the 4850 in my system. On the sole fact that I know I have PCI-E power Connectors and not quite sure if her's has them or not.
My HIS doesn't need a Power Connector from the PS so it'd be a safer bet to put my 2600 in that system.

Nice link though, thats a cool looking card. I've never used an ATI from Asus yet.

Two things that concern me about your proposed upgrade(Dell).

1. Is the power supply up to an updated video-card?
2. Did the Dell come with a true Windows CD, or a POS recovery CD? If a recoveryCD/partition...changing video-cards might cause issues.
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Old December 12, 2008, 07:28 AM
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It came with that crap OEM Replacement Software, but I have a Genuine Copy at Home as well of Vista Ultimate. So that, I'm not worried about.
I think her PS can handle the HIS card, it shouldn't draw much more power (the 2600) installing it in there.
RIght now it has an Expansion PCI ATI Card at 256MEG. I highly doubt that my 2600 PCI-E (espically considering it doesn't need any other PS Plugs) will break the limit on it.
Only one way to find out though....


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Old December 12, 2008, 09:07 AM
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If money is a concern the HD4830 is going cheap. Newegg has it for the lowest price.

Newegg.ca - HIS Hightech H483FN512P Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And here is a review of the card:

AMD's Radeon HD 4830 graphics processor - The Tech Report - Page 1
Asus P5K Deluxe / Intel Core2Quad Q9550@8x425@3400mhz(1.225v) / Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro / 4Gigs DDR2 1066mhz(5-5-5-15) Corsair Dominator / Diamond HD4870x2 / Asus Xonar / WD Raptor 74gb / Hitachi 160GB / Antec Quattro 850w / Logitech Z-680 5.1 / Dell Ultrasharp 24" / 2 LG Optical Drives / Vista Ultimate 32bit / A tower that's been drilled, cut, and bent to fit all of my fans
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