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Windows 7: Trying to put a little zip in my grandpa computer

21 Nov 2015   #1
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Trying to put a little zip in my grandpa computer

Grandpa specs.

1. Corsair AX-850
2. P6X58D-E Asus
3. Kingston 2000 ram 12 gigs @1400
4. Intel i7-960 @4.0
5. MSI GeForce GTX-460/OC 1gig physical memory.

This is what I have now.

Amazon.com: MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5/OC 1GB Overclocked Graphics Card: Computers & Accessories

Found this video card in a good price range.

Opinions welcome.


Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB GDDR5 Dual DVI mHDMI Graphics Cards 04G-P4-3748-KR: Computers & Accessories


Amazon.com: MSI Computer NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 4GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N740-4GD3: Computers & Accessories



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22 Nov 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, you know which one I`m gonna choose
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22 Nov 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Kind of hard to believe that or those GT's are 4gb
EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 GAMING ACX 2.0+ - 02G-P4-2963-KR
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22 Nov 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You are thinking the same thing I'm thinking ThrashZone.
That price for 4 gigs and the rest of the specs seem crazy.
Yes Brian I know what you would choose.

I have also had good luck with MSI. The one I'm using is abot 5 years old.
I need to take a look at Asus.
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22 Nov 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
ASUS I saw going through the rabbit hole of other items viewed was a interesting one but was only 2gb but dual fans so the cooling should be there
Amazon.com: ASUS GeForce GTX 750Ti GDDR5 2GB Graphics Card GTX750TI-OC-2GD5: Computers & Accessories
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22 Nov 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Unless I can find something better for the price I'm going to call my local computer shop and order this one tomorrow.

Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB GDDR5 Dual DVI mHDMI Graphics Cards 04G-P4-3748-KR: Computers & Accessories

I can use the cable I already use, no adapters needed. mHDMI.
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22 Nov 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Kind of hard to believe that or those GT's are 4gb
EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 GAMING ACX 2.0+ - 02G-P4-2963-KR
I like this one better
It has a 6 pin power connector for real power aside from the mother board
Also has 1024mb's cuda cores

Both memory are 128 bit the clocks though are way better on the above for just a tad more and evga does not charge tax
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22 Nov 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Compare both prices if Amazon charges you tax or shipping.

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB Superclocked - 04G-P4-3748-KR

This has a rebate, but I never even consider rebates when purchasing anything. I`d never cut the UPC off the box anyway

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 950 GAMING ACX 2.0 - 02G-P4-1955-KR
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22 Nov 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I believe you'll get more performance from either 1024 cuda cores than the GT's 385 cuda cores any day of the week
Even though they are 2gb memory they will perform much better and probably be silent
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22 Nov 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I let my Intel Dealer get it from where ever he thinks best. Normally it's a warehouse he normally does business with if the price is close.
When I buy from my dealer I have to pay sales tax.
When I buy from my dealer I don't have to worry if something goes wrong. He takes care of all that shipping back and forth and all the phone calls and emails.

I do it the old fashion way.
1. I call him and order any thing. Computer parts, cables, adapters, cameras, what ever.
2. He gets it and brings it to my house.
3. I pay him cash.

One stop shopping for anything electronic because he deals with several warehouses.
Been doing business with these people around 15 years and never had a problem they didn't take care of.
I had a Intel SSD go bad. It was the power port connection.
He picked it up at my house and a week later brought me a new one to my house at no cost to me.
When I had a Asus motherboard go bad. He picked it up and worked with Asus and got things fixed. Delivered the mother board back to my home. Watch me hook everything up and verified ever thing worked. This took some time and their was no charge to me.

I pay a little more for some products but it's worth it to me because of the great service the old fashion way.
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