help me out plz

September 29, 2009 at 20:10:48
Specs: Windows Vista
ii guyz..
plz help me out..
i want to buy a about this spec:
processor intel Q9550
motherboard GA-EP45T-UD3LR
GRAPHIC CARD ATI radeon 4850 1 gig
RAM 1 gig x 2 1333 DDR3
Power SUPLY true power 450watt

so..can some1 suggest me about the spec..

thx..hope some1 help me out

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September 29, 2009 at 21:10:25
Radeon 4850 - good chipset - I recommend the Sapphire one - it has an excellent fan - cools better, runs quieter.
You don't need one with 1gb unless you have a huge monitor. More ram on the video card does not make it faster - it only makes it capable of faster frame rates at higher resolutions - if you don't have a huge monitor you'll never use the higher resolutions (the images would be too tiny) and you won't use the faster frame rates 1gb supports - the max frame rates of lower resolutions are the same as they are with less ram on the card.

"Power SUPLY true power 450watt"

Antec True Power - 3 year warranty - excellent brand and type - but....

The Radeon 4850 video chipset requires the system have, minimum:
450 Watt or greater power supply with 75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended

It would be wise to get a PS with more capacity - the 4850 will be running the PS at 100% of it's capacity, or close to it, all the time if it's merely 450 watts, and the fan(s) on it would make the max. noise.
e.g. it's recommended you not constantly load the PS more than about 80% - 550 watts or more would suit the system better.

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September 30, 2009 at 02:17:42
oo..thx for reply..
i already a pC:
this is my riq:
intel e8400
motherboard GA EP31 DS3L
GC ati radeon gigabyte 4850
ram kingstom 800 2gig x2
harddisk western digital 500 gig

so..i just want upgrade this spec..but i donno what should i buy first..

any suggestion><?

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September 30, 2009 at 09:24:18
Your choices are only limited by what you're willing to spend.

- I am biased toward AMD mboard main chipsets, AMD cpus, and AMD/ATI video chipsets. I am certainly no expert when it comes to Intel or NVidia main chipsets, Intel cpus, or NVidia video chipsets.
- I feel it's foolish to buy "the latest best thing" regarding main chipsets, the fastest peforming cpus (that ain't necessarily directly related to the ghz it runs at) , and the fastest ram - the prices drop dramatically for those within a few months .

However, there isn't much increase in cost for the mboards with the latest main chipsets - you could do well by choosing a more modest CPU and amount of ram, and upgrade later if you wish when the prices for the higher cpus have dropped some.

3gb is a good maximum amount of ram for 32bit Vista and Windows 7 (and XP and 2000) . They can't actually use all of the ram if you install 4gb or more - they only actually use anywhere from just under 3gb to 3.5gb when you install 4gb or more, depending on the system, and you often end up with more Available Physical Memory listed in System Information when you install 3gb than you do when you install 4gb or more.

Most people have no programs, or very few programs, that can use more than one cpu core. The vast majority of the time you're using only one cpu core. Vista and Windows 7 supports more than one cpu core when you run a program that can use more than one cpu core, but most people have no prgram that supports more than one cpu core, other than some recent games.
That said, you do see increased peformance with newer cpus / mboard main chipsets even when you are using only one cpu core, because of improvements within the cpu, max ram speeds, and max mboard main chipset fsb speeds.
The bottleneck these days is the max speed the hard drives can run.

As I've already said, even if you don't upgrade your 4850 video card, you should get a PS with more capacity.

Reasonably priced video upgrade....


Minimum PS -
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended
700 watts or more recommended for about a 80% constant load or less on the PS

e.g. $185 and up

Top ATI video chipset upgrade........


Minimum PS -
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended
700 watts or more recommended for about a 80% constant load or less on the PS.

E.g. $380 and up

GA-EP45T-UD3LR - the mboard you chose.


It supports both the e8400 and the Q9550.

You would have to upgrade the ram.
Low cost upgrade - get just the mboard and the ram, and try the e8400 - it will probably perform much better with the better ram, if you get the max speed ram the mboard will support.

This mboard is very similar - may be a better choice:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Winner of Anantech Editor's Choice Award
4x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Intel Motherboards

GA-EP31-DS3L Motherboard - the mboard you have now.
ram is different
"ram kingstom 800 2gig x2"
Huh? 2gb modules not listed

Top Intel main chipset mboards.

triple channel ram support
X58 chipset supports two or more cards, or a X 2 card (two of the same video cghipset on one card) in either of Crossfire mode (ATI video) or SLI mode (NVidia video)


GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
$174 after $10 savings and $15 mail in rebate (time limited)

cpu support
Bios version required far right.
May have to flash the bios BEFORE you can install and properly support the faster cpus listed - that may need to be done locally by a computer tech for you.

requires special ram

However, the cpus probably cost more, and the ram may cost more.

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September 30, 2009 at 16:03:18
wow..very nice articel..
thx mate..very helpful
i think i gonna get
1.cpu stick e8400
2.GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
3.ram -emm..can you choose better ram for the mobo? PS 700 watt true power
5. GC stick with radeon 4850

then..did the mobo useable CFX GC?

this my
add me plz..i can take more advice there
thx so much bro

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