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Gateway FX6​800-01E Upgrade

By Tubesockdoc
Oct 15, 2013
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  1. I'm looking at a HIS Radeon HD 7950 for my computer and I'm curious if it would be the right choice to play new games at high to ultra settings? Suggestions?

    Gateway FX6800-01e specs
    Processor / Chipset
    • Type Intel Core i7 i7-920
    • Max Turbo Speed 2.93 GHz
    • Number of Cores Quad-Core
    • 64-bit Computing Yes
    • CPU Qty 1.0
    • Max CPU Qty 1.0
    • Processor Main Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology
    • Chipset Type Intel X58 Express
    Cache Memory
    • Installed Size L3 cache - 8.0 MB
    • Cache Per Processor 8 MB
    RAM
    • Installed Size 6GB
    • Technology DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC
    • Memory Speed 1066.0 MHz
    • Memory Specification Compliance PC3-8500
    • Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
    • Features Unbuffered, Triple channel memory architecture
    • Configuration Features 3 x 1 GB
    Hard Drive
    • Capacity 1.0
    • Interface Type Serial ATA-300
    • Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm
    Graphics Controller
    • Type Plug-in card
    • Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon HD 4850
    • Video Memory 512.0 MB
    Power
    • Device Type Power supply
    • Power Provided 500.0 Watt
     
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    The power supply you have is the bare minimum a 7950 requires. Make sure your case has enough airflow for the GPU and make sure you have 2 six pin PCIe power connectors free on your PSU. I would also recommend upgrading your RAM. A 7950 + i7 920 probably wont be able to play games at MAX, but very close to it (if you have 8GB of DDR3).
     

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