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Windows 7: Wondering if this GPU can run on my MB.

30 Apr 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could save $30 and OC it yourself or save some more money and get a 660.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130914

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130825


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30 Apr 2013   #12
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

That PSU should be fine for 1 card, SLI on 2, check the calculator and your motherboard specs, SLI might not be the way to go.
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01 May 2013   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

It's a Seasonic, so it's most likely a 750W in reality.

Two 650's/660's would be fine.

However your board is not. It's x16 and x1 No Sli, no crossfire. Single card only.

Instead of Sli, a single 670 self overclocked is a good sweet spot.
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01 May 2013   #14
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silkmudah View Post
My PSU is a new semi-mod 650W one from SeaSonic, I was looking at this part because soon I plan on upgrading my MB as well and SLI two of those GTX 650 TI BOOST cards.
Honestly with a new motherboard and the 650W SeaSonic you should be fine for two GTX 650s. Also AddRAM makes a good point about saving some money and overclocking the card(s) yourself. If you don't know how or are not comfortable with doing it yourself, then I am sure you can find plenty of members here on the forums that would love to help you out. Right guys...guys...guys?

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01 May 2013   #15
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't overclock, never needed it, but if you are going to, once card arrives I would take off the heatsink and fan and use superior thermal paste AND if that card happens to not have heat sinks on the VRAM itself, get some sold for that purpose but DO not use paste on those, only on the GPU. Advise to get the cleaning kit for removal of the previous paste, not just slap new on it and go. Paste + cleaning kit cost is under $20.

Make sure that case has great cooling in general and the video card fans themselves are not blocked at all.

Remember I didn't suggest overclocking, no finger pointing at me, please.

Read way more than you usually would about video cards to decide which one to go for, probably be satisfied with anything 670+ performance wise from either side, anyway, video cards have come a long way!

What's this about a Seasonic 650W being really a 750W, usually they lie in the other direction.

Note: Seasonic is a brand I would use.
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01 May 2013   #16
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I don't overclock, never needed it, but if you are going to, once card arrives I would take off the heatsink and fan and use superior thermal paste AND if that card happens to not have heat sinks on the VRAM itself, get some sold for that purpose but DO not use paste on those, only on the GPU. Advise to get the cleaning kit for removal of the previous paste, not just slap new on it and go. Paste + cleaning kit cost is under $20.

Make sure that case has great cooling in general and the video card fans themselves are not blocked at all.

Remember I didn't suggest overclocking, no finger pointing at me, please.

Read way more than you usually would about video cards to decide which one to go for, probably be satisfied with anything 670+ performance wise from either side, anyway, video cards have come a long way!

What's this about a Seasonic 650W being really a 750W, usually they lie in the other direction.

Note: Seasonic is a brand I would use.

It's not really a 750w, it means that it can withstand -up to- 750W without failing, hence the whole 80+ certification thing.
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01 May 2013   #17
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Interesting, I never heard it put that way before.

80 Plus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For anyone curious....
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01 May 2013   #18
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Interesting, I never heard it put that way before.

80 Plus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For anyone curious....
Yeah, that's because an 80+ PSU not only has efficiency, it can deliver more than what it's rated at.
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01 May 2013   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post



It's not really a 750w, it means that it can withstand -up to- 750W without failing, hence the whole 80+ certification thing.
Sorry for the confusion OP. That's what I meant. Basically you have wiggle room.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Honestly with a new motherboard and the 650W SeaSonic you should be fine for two GTX 650s.
With a new mobo, then 650 SLI is back on the cards alright.

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If you don't know how or are not comfortable with doing it yourself, then I am sure you can find plenty of members here on the forums that would love to help you out. Right guys...guys...guys?
Right

It's very easy OP. Seriously. And it is worth the effort.

The only reason to buy a factory overclocked card is if it has superior aftermarket cooling. (Also the BIOS on the card usually has a higher voltage. It differs between models. My cards came with the voltage already maxed. Others do not.)
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01 May 2013   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I don't overclock, never needed it,
Never? :)

Personally I like bells and whistles and solid frames. Ocing can sometimes be the difference between a stutter dip and no dip at all. Depends on the game.


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but if you are going to, once card arrives I would take off the heatsink and fan and use superior thermal paste AND if that card happens to not have heat sinks on the VRAM itself, get some sold for that purpose but DO not use paste on those, only on the GPU. Advise to get the cleaning kit for removal of the previous paste, not just slap new on it and go. Paste + cleaning kit cost is under $20.
That's good advice if you're planning a serious OC, or if the card has awful paste spread from the factory. However it's not imperative to do all that in order just to overclock. Cards these days can handle temps better are by and large designed better. OCing stock cards you simply hit the temp wall and even the volt wall quicker.

Personally I can live with those walls. Down the track replacing paste and adding sinks to the vram can be done, but it's not needed really.


Although you raise a good point.

OP, what case are the card/s going in? SLI creates heat and having a case with good airflow is important.





Remember I didn't suggest overclocking, no finger pointing at me, please.

Read way more than you usually would about video cards to decide which one to go for, probably be satisfied with anything 670+ performance wise from either side, anyway, video cards have come a long way!

What's this about a Seasonic 650W being really a 750W, usually they lie in the other direction.

Note: Seasonic is a brand I would use.[/QUOTE]
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