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Windows 7: Your Opinion: Graphics Card

27 Dec 2010   #51
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
If you get the ATi 5770 I recommend the HIS one, it is pre-overclocked from 850mhz to 875mhz core and has overclocked memory to 5ghz (effective)
pre oc'ed really doesn't matter the over drive feature can do the same thing i have both a hd5770 and a hd 6870 both by diamond you can oc the cards in the ccc overdrive they are good oc'ers as well almost can throw it at max and it will still run no problems

but ........ not every rig will do the same just saying anyway that is a good card hands down i used to be all nvidia intel but with the hd 5000 series and up they will be on point in the near future and nvidia will probally start trying to model a few after them


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27 Dec 2010   #52
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Thank you very much. The only other thing I plan on upgrading in this computer other than my graphics card is my RAM. Oter tan that. I plan on my computer staying about the same way it is. I think it is a pretty good computer other than my graphics card. My WEI 7.2 for my processor. 5.9 for my RAM. And 5.9 for my rad drive. But my graphics stuff is 4.3 and 5.3. I just want to try and get them both close to at least like a 5.9. To me that would make me feel like I have a pretty decent computer. my graphics card ow is a ATI HD 4200. It is integrated into my mother board also. So I figure (Not sure how good my figuring is) That getting about either a 56, 57, Or maybe even a 58 graphics would put my really close to that rating I am hoping for anyway. I think tat with a computer with a minimum rating of 5.9 or higher would say I ave a decent computer for playing about any X_Box games I want on the computer. I at least would hope so.

Please tell me if this assumption could be right. And if so. What card would you recommend for me to get to a 5.9 minimum for my graphics and my gaming graphics in my WEI.
that hd 5770 should put your wei at about 7.5 or 6 no more above that my 6870 is at 7.6 so ill doubt you'll go above 7.4 or 5
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27 Dec 2010   #53
andyandrewjim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

just make sure it will go the the computer and you should be fine
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27 Dec 2010   #54
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyandrewjim View Post
just make sure it will go the the computer and you should be fine
You can build some beefy rigs with retail boxes as a baseline if done right. Don't let HP or whomever you bought it from tell you differently. (I have a vendetta against Staples and Best Buy. I won't go into details :P)
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28 Dec 2010   #55
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyandrewjim View Post
just make sure it will go the the computer and you should be fine
You can build some beefy rigs with retail boxes as a baseline if done right. Don't let HP or whomever you bought it from tell you differently. (I have a vendetta against Staples and Best Buy. I won't go into details :P)
Hahaha i can imagine it is like asking a monkey does he like oranges thiere staff doesn't have a clue geek squad should be called money squad cause that is what ther'e good at taking money for useless help
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28 Dec 2010   #56
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyandrewjim View Post
just make sure it will go the the computer and you should be fine
You can build some beefy rigs with retail boxes as a baseline if done right. Don't let HP or whomever you bought it from tell you differently. (I have a vendetta against Staples and Best Buy. I won't go into details :P)
Hahaha i can imagine it is like asking a monkey does he like oranges thiere staff doesn't have a clue geek squad should be called money squad cause that is what ther'e good at taking money for useless help
Agreed. I worked for them. So coming from me it actually has merit.
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28 Dec 2010   #57
Chiumiento

 

Yes When I bought my computer they tried to tell me I needed them to do all that crap they do to my computer. I told them not to touch it. I bought it the way it was. I did not let them put all that junk they do onto my computer. They were trying to charge me 100 dollars to burn my recovery disk. LOL.

But about the turning my computer into a pretty nice rig was thinking the same thing.My hard drive WEI rating is at 5.9 my processor WEI rating is at 7.2. My RAM is at 5.9 also. So I But my graphics is at 4.3. o I was thinking that if I got a graphics card to give me at least a 6.0 rating. I would have a computer with a 6.o minimum rating. Not bad for spending 570 dollars on my computer. With the PSU and the graphics card I would be in to a total of about 700. I am sure I might have been able to get a little better computer with that much. Especially if I built it. But I did not have 700 all at ounce either. So I will be satisfied ounce I get the graphics card. My next step after that will be to get the max RAM I can get into this thing. 16 GB's. I am not sure. But I as far as I am concerned that is a lot of RAM. I know I will almost never need that much. But I want it!. LOL.

I would like to hear what you guys opinions are about my rig if I did do the graphics card and the RAM. Do you think I would have a good enough computer to play any X-Box games on my computer instead of buying an X-Box? Also what are your Opinions overall about my computer after doing those things to it?
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28 Dec 2010   #58
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Yes When I bought my computer they tried to tell me I needed them to do all that crap they do to my computer. I told them not to touch it. I bought it the way it was. I did not let them put all that junk they do onto my computer. They were trying to charge me 100 dollars to burn my recovery disk. LOL.

But about the turning my computer into a pretty nice rig was thinking the same thing.My hard drive WEI rating is at 5.9 my processor WEI rating is at 7.2. My RAM is at 5.9 also. So I But my graphics is at 4.3. o I was thinking that if I got a graphics card to give me at least a 6.0 rating. I would have a computer with a 6.o minimum rating. Not bad for spending 570 dollars on my computer. With the PSU and the graphics card I would be in to a total of about 700. I am sure I might have been able to get a little better computer with that much. Especially if I built it. But I did not have 700 all at ounce either. So I will be satisfied ounce I get the graphics card. My next step after that will be to get the max RAM I can get into this thing. 16 GB's. I am not sure. But I as far as I am concerned that is a lot of RAM. I know I will almost never need that much. But I want it!. LOL.

I would like to hear what you guys opinions are about my rig if I did do the graphics card and the RAM. Do you think I would have a good enough computer to play any X-Box games on my computer instead of buying an X-Box? Also what are your Opinions overall about my computer after doing those things to it?
Your rating is based on the Lowest score so it would remain 5.9, Instead of going for 16 gig of ram go for a nice SSD drive instead
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28 Dec 2010   #59
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
My RAM is at 5.9 also.
Is it running in dual channel mode? Wouldn't put it past HP to either install it in the wrong slots, or have it mis-configured in the bios. I'm getting 7.3 with my ram and it is only DDR2 800 (and running slightly underclocked at that from running on a divider),

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Now granted my CPU is overclocked to 3.3 GHz (which knowing HP you can't do) which will bring the ram score up a couple of points, but but not from 5.9 to 7.3. We have similar spec'ed systems,

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Double check yours with Speccy,

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

and if it isn't running in dual channel, then open the case and see which of the slots it is in. Looking here is has 2 white and 2 black,

Motherboard Specifications, N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix) HP Pavilion p6654y Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

the sticks should be in either the first white and first black, or both white for it to work in dual channel mode.

P.S. Please don't take this the wrong way but upgrading for the WEI score is a fools errand, if the computer is doing what you want and/or need it is a waste of time and money upgrading. Now if you're upgrading for better game performance or something, then it makes sense.

Also the only way you're going to get a score above 6 is to get a SSD. 3 or 4 hard drives in RAID 0 might make it past 6, but only by a few points at best.


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28 Dec 2010   #60
Chiumiento

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Yes When I bought my computer they tried to tell me I needed them to do all that crap they do to my computer. I told them not to touch it. I bought it the way it was. I did not let them put all that junk they do onto my computer. They were trying to charge me 100 dollars to burn my recovery disk. LOL.

But about the turning my computer into a pretty nice rig was thinking the same thing.My hard drive WEI rating is at 5.9 my processor WEI rating is at 7.2. My RAM is at 5.9 also. So I But my graphics is at 4.3. o I was thinking that if I got a graphics card to give me at least a 6.0 rating. I would have a computer with a 6.o minimum rating. Not bad for spending 570 dollars on my computer. With the PSU and the graphics card I would be in to a total of about 700. I am sure I might have been able to get a little better computer with that much. Especially if I built it. But I did not have 700 all at ounce either. So I will be satisfied ounce I get the graphics card. My next step after that will be to get the max RAM I can get into this thing. 16 GB's. I am not sure. But I as far as I am concerned that is a lot of RAM. I know I will almost never need that much. But I want it!. LOL.

I would like to hear what you guys opinions are about my rig if I did do the graphics card and the RAM. Do you think I would have a good enough computer to play any X-Box games on my computer instead of buying an X-Box? Also what are your Opinions overall about my computer after doing those things to it?
Your rating is based on the Lowest score so it would remain 5.9, Instead of going for 16 gig of ram go for a nice SSD drive instead
My lowest rating right now is actually 4.3 that is my graphics card. That is why I am saying I want to get my graphics card up to at least a 5.9 but higher would be better of course.
But yes after I do RAM. My next thing. If I did do anything would be a SSD. But that will be my last thing. I want to do my RAM after graphics. I do not know why. I just want to. ounce I do my RAM. I will have nothing left I can do to that part. So I will know for sure that that is the best. The other stuff will never be the best. Maybe for this computer it might get maxed out someday. But it won't be anytime soon. So I want to get my RAM out of the way. After I get my computer to a satisfactory rating for me.
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