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i've decided to go back with the red army now that they are back on the game.
in here the 4850 is the king of price/perfomance ratio,before i go and buy one is there anything i should be aware of? like incompatibility issues,oc problems,etc.
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The only thing is the driver which will get better and also you might want to consider a aftermarket cooler if you play to OC.
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agreed if you plan to oc get aftermarket cooler
    
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agreed if you plan to oc get aftermarket cooler
reccomendations?
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Don't HAVE to get aftermarket cooling - just bump the fan speed to 70-85%, mine is idling right now at 28C.
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post #7 of 11
the stock cooler is more than good enough, just need to get that fan speed above 20%
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Stock cooler is fine but tweak the fan speed to 50% or more to keep it cool. Dont OC it past 700/1085 or else it will Artifact a lot.
 
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post #9 of 11
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Don't HAVE to get aftermarket cooling - just bump the fan speed to 70-85%, mine is idling right now at 28C.
Ok,i'm a fan speed freak and will set it to 100% if possible.Nice to hear that i'll get low temps on high speeds.
THANKS A LOT PEOPLE.
Edited by Fox_Smash - 6/30/08 at 9:54pm
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I currently am using the stock cooler but have my 4850 fan running at 50% and 44c idle with a 700mhz/2200mhz stable OC.
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