Graphics card for my Hp pavilion elite m9350f, please help

By chase24
Nov 8, 2009
  1. My stock gpu is 9800gt which is half broken because I couldn't use its full capacity. When it's enabled the desktop goes black screen of death, it goes normal when I disabled it but I couldn't play games. My suspect is overheating because I'm a hardcore gamer. I play games like call of duty 4, fallout 3, arma 2, etc. everyday and my pc is 1 year old. I use it everyday.

    Now I'm planning to purchase the XFX - ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card (500 watts)

    My pc specs is

    Psu: 460 watts
    processor: Phenom-9850 (A) 2.5 GHz (125W)
    HD: 750 gb
    ram: 6gb
    os: vista
    gpu: GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB GDDR3 memory

    Now I want to know everything about xfx Hd radeon 4890. Is it good for gaming? How's the cooling? when did it come out on the market? will it fit in my casing?
    It's 500 watts, can I buy 500 watts or should I buy 600 watts? any psu brand you can recommend? include the price please thanks.

    link of the gpu I plan to buy:
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It isn't the wattage that is important as much as it is the quality of the power supply. Get a good one as opposed to a cheap or no-name brand, unless you already have a good one such as Seasonic, OCZ, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, or one of the other top models.. The video card is fine.
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