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And that is it's only downfall, along with power consumption. That card runs HOT, even stock. If you want to overclock at all, you have to get a aftermarket cooler for it.
there's a thread on this forum about the fan speed fix.

yes it RAN hot, but that was because everyone had the fan stuck at 15%.

i'll go look for it.

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post #12 of 17
Judging by the size of the fan on the 4850, even if you do turn up the speed, it's going to be loud. I'd still go for the 4850 ATI seems to be coming back! (I hope)
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Intel CPU, Intel chipset (P45/X38), AMD 4850, DDR3 if budget allows, Good PSU and Case. Watercooling if you want to but at the least decent air cooling.
    
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post #14 of 17
i would say go with the 4850 just cause it has more speed potential with better drivers then the 9800gtx, and its a single slot.
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post #15 of 17
i have no problems ocing the 4850 on stock coolers, I'd say go for whichever floats your boat
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4850.
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post #17 of 17
hey, with the 4850, you could get an accelero with a fan.
and i've heard the fan speed on the 4850 can get kinda loud.

BUT HEY.
so is my 9800gtx
100% = airplane jet engine
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