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       #31

    Small correction. You can upgrade your audio ... with either a PCM-slot audio card or a USB or firewire external card.
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
       #32

    How Do I Know My PSU Amperage Im Using A Laptop ?
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    Win 7 Ultimate x64
       #33

    You basically don't worry about it as there is nothing to upgrade. If it is the one in your specs the GPU is soldered to the motherboard and completely un-upgradeable.
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  4. Posts : 45
    windows 7 ultimate x86
       #34

    i have an question
    is core2duo e7500@2.93 GHz (before overclocking)bottlenecking if I use a GTX 480?

    and is capable of when I overclocked to 3.22 GHz?

    thx b4
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       #35

    awang said:
    i have an question
    is core2duo e7500@2.93 GHz (before overclocking)bottlenecking if I use a GTX 480?

    and is capable of when I overclocked to 3.22 GHz?

    thx b4
    Hello there, awang... Yes, a Core 2 Duo E7500 will bottleneck a GTX 480. Don't know how much will it bottleneck the GPU, but it'll definitely bottleneck it.

    I'd suggest moving to a higher end processor, but that will depend on your budget and preferences :)
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    win 7 home basic
       #36

    Nice thread & nice simple guide specially for those who are new on these matters, like me. I think i really have to upgrade my PSU before I buy a graphics card. But just one question, I've read in one the threads here that a 250w PSU can run a HD 5450 or even a HD 5570 but with limited space though. How true is it?
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  7. Posts : 45
    windows 7 ultimate x86
       #37

    Punkster said:
    awang said:
    i have an question
    is core2duo e7500@2.93 GHz (before overclocking)bottlenecking if I use a GTX 480?

    and is capable of when I overclocked to 3.22 GHz?

    thx b4
    Hello there, awang... Yes, a Core 2 Duo E7500 will bottleneck a GTX 480. Don't know how much will it bottleneck the GPU, but it'll definitely bottleneck it.

    I'd suggest moving to a higher end processor, but that will depend on your budget and preferences :)
    I do not have that much money, my savings is only $ 167
    maybe I'll just buy a hd 5770 and the remainder for cooler

    sorry for my bad english
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    Thread Starter
       #38

    awang said:
    Punkster said:
    awang said:
    i have an question
    is core2duo e7500@2.93 GHz (before overclocking)bottlenecking if I use a GTX 480?

    and is capable of when I overclocked to 3.22 GHz?

    thx b4
    Hello there, awang... Yes, a Core 2 Duo E7500 will bottleneck a GTX 480. Don't know how much will it bottleneck the GPU, but it'll definitely bottleneck it.

    I'd suggest moving to a higher end processor, but that will depend on your budget and preferences :)
    I do not have that much money, my savings is only $ 167
    maybe I'll just buy a hd 5770 and the remainder for cooler

    sorry for my bad english
    Don't apologize for your "bad english" english isn't my 1st language either.. Try to get a 6770 (newer version of the 5770) it's more power efficient and cooler
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  9. Posts : 45
    windows 7 ultimate x86
       #39

    Punkster said:
    awang said:
    Punkster said:

    Hello there, awang... Yes, a Core 2 Duo E7500 will bottleneck a GTX 480. Don't know how much will it bottleneck the GPU, but it'll definitely bottleneck it.

    I'd suggest moving to a higher end processor, but that will depend on your budget and preferences :)
    I do not have that much money, my savings is only $ 167
    maybe I'll just buy a hd 5770 and the remainder for cooler

    sorry for my bad english
    Don't apologize for your "bad english" english isn't my 1st language either.. Try to get a 6770 (newer version of the 5770) it's more power efficient and cooler
    I actually prefer the GTX 460 because it is supported phsyx and CUDA, but I am worried about the temperature I saw on youtube even be able to fry an egg

    but the price of the HIS Radeon HD 6770 IceQ Turbo X only $ 162 it is the price that fits perfectly with my pocket
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  10. Posts : 2,304
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       #40

    Well, don't ever rely on some video showing temps, you have to look at it this way:

    1) Room temps (you don't know if the room temp is similar to yours)
    2) Air flow (the case you have may be better/worse)
    3) Overclock profile (if you're not overclocking, temps are going to be cooler)
    4) Brand and Model of the GFX, there are several models and cooling solutions for 1 card, ASUS has its DirectCU II, MSI has its Twin Frozr II.. just to name a few.

    aaaaaand, last but not least.

    5) Your other components. :)

    The same thing i told another forum fella once: just because you saw a Core i5 750 getting to 4.2GHz on air, doesn't mean that yours is going to behave exactly the same way, you have to take a look at the other variables to make your decision.

    BTW: HIS' IceQ Turbo X are extremely cool GFX, their cooling solution is off the chains! go for it
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