Will this video card work?

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Joined: 08/09/2007
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will the HIS HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB GDDR5 Video Card work with my current set up

My set up

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
Q6600 @ 2.40 GHZ
2.40 GHZ 4.00 GB of RAM

running windows 7 64bit

Looking to upgrade my GeForce 8400 GS


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Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1105

Yes, it should without any bottleneck.

Joined: 09/13/2010
Posts: 196

My old 460 was very bottle necked by the Q6600 I had that was clocked at 3Ghz. Almost never could see loads past 50-60% and was getting poor frame rates. Swapped out to a 2600K and the card started running at 100% load or close to it. Those old 775 socket chips and boards are not up to the task of feeding modern cards.

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 23

My system is pretty dated but need some advice:

Q6600 @ 2.40 GHZ
Rampage Formula Motherboard
4GB G.Skill DDR2 PC2-8800 TT (1100MHz)
2 x 1GB ATI4870 crossfire
1TB Samsung Hard drive
Vista 64

In the above the discussion of bottleneck is being mentioned. Can I improve my frame rates for gaming? Other than a complete upgrade.

Is there a way to fully utilise the crossfire set up I have at the moment?

I play Battlefield 2 and beginning to see problems where the screen blacks out for a sec or two during certain situations in multiplayer.


Joined: 07/08/2008
Posts: 163

You should make your own thread soyuz.

That aside...

You have a good overclocking board, yet you're running your Q6600 at stock. I'd get a good heatsink for it (or even get something like a Corsair H100) and crank that sucker up to like 3.4, it's not uncommon to get even higher stable clocks than that with sufficient cooling.

If its blacking out, try reinstalling the drivers. Uninstall the drivers, but to safe mode and use driver sweeper to get rid of all the stuff the uninstaller mightve missed. Then boot back into the OS and install the latest drivers.

Other than that, I really don't see what else you could do, overclocking your CPU and GPU's will be the only thing you'll get performance gains from if you're not wanting to upgrade.

Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz 4GB DDR2 800Mhz 500GB ATI HD 4850 512mb 22" LCD

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 23

I have never overclocked so I am kind of concerned about what settings voltages I should use. There is also the stability testing which I have not done.

What's the best way to learn this stuff?

Do you mean uninstall the drivers in safe mode?

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 23

I have moved this thread to "Overclocking and Cooling"

Titled "Overclocking with Asus Rampage Formula"