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Windows 7: Planning to upgrade your Graphics Card? Read First...

22 Oct 2011   #31
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

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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27 Oct 2011   #32
Eincoder012

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

How Do I Know My PSU Amperage Im Using A Laptop ?
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27 Oct 2011   #33
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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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30 Oct 2011   #34
awang

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

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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01 Nov 2011   #35
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awang View Post
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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02 Nov 2011   #36
Lite Saint

win 7 home basic
 
 

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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02 Nov 2011   #37
awang

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awang View Post
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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02 Nov 2011   #38
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awang View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awang View Post
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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03 Nov 2011   #39
awang

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awang View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post

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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03 Nov 2011   #40
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

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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