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Windows 7: GTX 260 Problem

20 Jun 2009   #41

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Sometimes it pays to read the instructions.

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20 Jun 2009   #42

Windows 7

Actually I kind of read it.

But then my PSU was left on those connectors so I can't connect anymore of those.
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21 Jun 2009   #43


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
You should not have to overclock your cpu just because you bought a new card, that would be absurd to suggest that. It means if I upgrade my 9600gt then I also have to overclock my cpu to get any real benifits, I would not have thought so otherwise what a waste of money.
If you're talking about most games, which are heavily GPU dependent then yes you're right, but this is World of Warcraft he's talking about. CPU clock speed has an absurdly high effect on performance in WoW, especially in crowded areas. I'd definitely recommend overclocking your quad at least a bit if your cooling situation can handle it.

I just ordered a gtx260 myself to upgrade my 8800gts, and I play WoW quite a bit myself so I hope I don't end up in the same situation, but my q6600 (2.4ghz stock) is usually running at 3+ghz depending on what I'm doing, and the OC makes a huge difference in WoW in raids and crowded cities. The wow engine unfortunately just relies on CPU clock very heavily.
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21 Jun 2009   #44

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478

OMG! I THOUGHT U KNEW ABOUT THE 2 PCI-E Connectors!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO CONNECT BOTH! i didn't ask you about that question, coz it seems to simple....... like a,b,c.... Never mind, just go out and buy a good PSU... that has 2 PCI-E connectors..... And avoid using the computer now.... Coz its bad to run a graphic card without feeding it enough power...!!!!!!!!
PS: Ask other for PSU... .Never mind i'll ask them for you....

HEY, guys, is there a good PSU for a GTX 260 machine...??????
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21 Jun 2009   #45

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Agrevail View Post
And there we have it. Your card wasnt actually powered up all this time and you have been using your onboard graphics? o.0
I don't think he was running with on-board GC... I think it was on GTX 260 low power mode... which shuts down the card till the performance is badly affected (i think???)
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21 Jun 2009   #46

Windows 7


I know how to fix it and I'm going to do so later.
Will report back, shutting down the computer for now. bb
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