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Windows 7: BF4

26 Dec 2013   #191
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Unpark the cores an upgrade the GPU.


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26 Dec 2013   #192
81sc

w7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Unpark the cores an upgrade the GPU.
Thanks, N00berG00ber. Any suggestions on a decently priced GPU? Should I get some more RAM along with it, or do you think a newer GPU should do the trick?

I'm looking at the Tom's Hardware GPU chart. Should I be looking at a 7870/GTX 580 or better?

My PSU is 475w. Not sure if I'd need to replace that as well.
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26 Dec 2013   #193
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Unpark the cores an upgrade the GPU.
Thanks, N00berG00ber. Any suggestions on a decently priced GPU? Should I get some more RAM along with it, or do you think a newer GPU should do the trick?

I'm looking at the Tom's Hardware GPU chart. Should I be looking at a 7870/GTX 580 or better?

My PSU is 475w. Not sure if I'd need to replace that as well.
6 GB of ramshould be fine. If u have extra u can get maybe 8gb of matching sticks. Whats ur max price cor a gpu? U can also OC your CPU a little too.
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26 Dec 2013   #194
81sc

w7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Unpark the cores an upgrade the GPU.
Thanks, N00berG00ber. Any suggestions on a decently priced GPU? Should I get some more RAM along with it, or do you think a newer GPU should do the trick?

I'm looking at the Tom's Hardware GPU chart. Should I be looking at a 7870/GTX 580 or better?

My PSU is 475w. Not sure if I'd need to replace that as well.
6 GB of ramshould be fine. If u have extra u can get maybe 8gb of matching sticks. Whats ur max price cor a gpu? U can also OC your CPU a little too.
I'd like to stay around 200 if I can. Oh, I thought Dell's were locked for OC'ing? I'll look into that, too.
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26 Dec 2013   #195
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post

Thanks, N00berG00ber. Any suggestions on a decently priced GPU? Should I get some more RAM along with it, or do you think a newer GPU should do the trick?

I'm looking at the Tom's Hardware GPU chart. Should I be looking at a 7870/GTX 580 or better?

My PSU is 475w. Not sure if I'd need to replace that as well.
6 GB of ramshould be fine. If u have extra u can get maybe 8gb of matching sticks. Whats ur max price cor a gpu? U can also OC your CPU a little too.
I'd like to stay around 200 if I can. Oh, I thought Dell's were locked for OC'ing? I'll look into that, too.
Ohh. Sorry I thought it was custom built. Yes its locked.
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26 Dec 2013   #196
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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26 Dec 2013   #197
81sc

w7 64
 
 

Thanks! I was just about to send you this one:
PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Looks like the one you sent might stay a little cooler since it's not as enclosed as the PNY one?

I just googled the 660 and my XPS and it looks like I'd be alright not getting a bigger PSU?
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26 Dec 2013   #198
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post
Thanks! I was just about to send you this one:
PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Looks like the one you sent might stay a little cooler since it's not as enclosed as the PNY one?

I just googled the 660 and my XPS and it looks like I'd be alright not getting a bigger PSU?
well, the minimum for that card is 450, and you have 475. so it comes to the question, how old is your PSU? PSU's degrade after some time, and they are something you DO NOT want to skimp on.
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26 Dec 2013   #199
81sc

w7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post
Thanks! I was just about to send you this one:
PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Looks like the one you sent might stay a little cooler since it's not as enclosed as the PNY one?

I just googled the 660 and my XPS and it looks like I'd be alright not getting a bigger PSU?
well, the minimum for that card is 450, and you have 475. so it comes to the question, how old is your PSU? PSU's degrade after some time, and they are something you DO NOT want to skimp on.
It's about 3.5 years old. Bought the PC in June 2010.
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26 Dec 2013   #200
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 81sc View Post

Thanks! I was just about to send you this one:
PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Newegg.com

Looks like the one you sent might stay a little cooler since it's not as enclosed as the PNY one?

I just googled the 660 and my XPS and it looks like I'd be alright not getting a bigger PSU?
well, the minimum for that card is 450, and you have 475. so it comes to the question, how old is your PSU? PSU's degrade after some time, and they are something you DO NOT want to skimp on.
It's about 3.5 years old. Bought the PC in June 2010.
i would definitely get a better PSU. the corsair CX500 is a good PSU


thats my 2 cents. maybe someone who knows more about PSUs will jump in....
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