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Windows 7: Sandybridge GPU


04 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Sandybridge GPU

Hello everyone, it's me again.

What type of GPU works well with sandybridge CPU's, if even there is such a thing.

Also, it turns out the ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard is incompatible with i7 2600k CPU socket. Meaning I need to get a different motherboard. What do are your opinions on Intel P67 motherboard, it works well and is built exclusively for sandybridge processors, i7 2600k.

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04 Jun 2011   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Skulblaka,

Literally any GPU works with Sandy Bridge... or any other cpu you can think of. All a GPU has to do is fit the spec: PCI-e. The cpu pushing it is irrelevant.
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04 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
Hi Skulblaka,

Literally any GPU works with Sandy Bridge... or any other cpu you can think of. All a GPU has to do is fit the spec: PCI-e. The cpu pushing it is irrelevant.
I thought that too but wasn't sure.

Now I await for comments on a p67 motherboard.
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04 Jun 2011   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's great, I love mine.
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04 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
It's great, I love mine.
I'll get it then, I'm getting RAM that is designed for that motherboard too. Everything is going well so far.
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05 Jun 2011   #6

 
 

the asus p8 overclocks better than most boards but some report it has some minor stability issues, what they are i have no idea.

the intel board i picked up doesn't overclock quite as well but is suppose to be a bit more stable. i can get 5.05 ghz out of my 2600 i went down to 4.5ghz after trying it i didn't feel comfy putting it that high on day 1.

the asus board will take it higher than that 5.1ghz

4.5ghz can be easily achieved on the stock cooler as well going higher you may want to look at a better cooling solution but it does it so well
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05 Jun 2011   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
the asus p8 overclocks better than most boards but some report it has some minor stability issues, what they are i have no idea.
Overclocking using offset voltage may cause instability; not while clocked up, but when the system is idle or doing little or no work, like youtube.

Manually setting voltage doesn't cause the stability issues, even if you're setting vcore for the same amount; however, going that route you can't take advantage of all the power savings... the multiplier will drop, but the voltage will remain constant.

I've tried it both ways... manually works great, but then again so does - offset @ 0.07. I'll keep using offset mode unless I start seeing this behavior... but so far so good.
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05 Jun 2011   #8

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

P67 are now pointless. You want Z68. All benefits of LGA 1155, no cons.
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05 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
P67 are now pointless. You want Z68. All benefits of LGA 1155, no cons.
Hm, still prefer this one...
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06 Jun 2011   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
P67 are now pointless. You want Z68. All benefits of LGA 1155, no cons.
Hm, still prefer this one...
Nice choice. P67 is hardly pointless. In fact, one could make the same argument against Z68: if you have a graphics card, Z68 is pointless. See how that can work both ways.
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