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Windows 7: Which is most stable/reliable, DDR3 or GDDR5 ?

05 Dec 2016   #11
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

The card has a fan. It is not a low profile card.
I just saw the link and that is for a DDR3 card; mine is GDDR5
No, I am not monitoring temperatures; I don't figure temperatures should even be a factor with anything I am doing.
I edit a photo and when it looks to suit me I save it; if it overheats doing that, then something bad is wrong.
I can wake this machine up from a two hour sleep and the screen go black when I open a tab.
I might go through five days of editing photos and it not miss a beat, then black-out five times the next day.
I never had a single problem with the integrated graphics during normal use and the only reason I got the card is that a few of the programs just do not work with integrated graphics.
The only plus about the card is that I can at least use those programs that before I could not.


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06 Dec 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay
Well did you buy it new or used and from where ?
You can always try another brand but as I said I would go for a 1gb card not 2gb
I ran a asus gt640 ddr5 for about a year or so
It worked okay for photoshop/ cc6 and a few other photo editing programs.
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06 Dec 2016   #13
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Card was bought new on Amazon; sold by EVGA and handled via Amazon; support was a joke; it was just a delaying action to make the 30-day grace period pass; after that, trying to submit a ticket always sent me to an EVGA "sorry this is not available at this time" page; talking to a real person on the phone was no better.
It must be nice to have so many customers that you can treat them like dogs and still have a never ending stream waiting to throw their money at you.

Why 1GB instead of 2GB ?

Thanks.
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06 Dec 2016   #14
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

GT 710 up to GT 740 are unreliably useless on systems like Haswell to Skylake because the onboard GPU of those are on par if not powerful.
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07 Dec 2016   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Time to purchase a 9 or 10 series card
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07 Dec 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
1gb might need less power for real time usage opposed to a 2bg card
Like I said I had a gt640 asus and saw no real issues using cc6 3d rendering engine which 1gb was the minimum requirement
I was using a 220w acer factory power supply at the time too.

None the less I doubt ddr3/ ddr5 has anything to do with the issue
You just got a defective card = it happens
asus support is no better might actually be worse fwiw
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07 Dec 2016   #17
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
1gb might need less power for real time usage opposed to a 2bg card
Like I said I had a gt640 asus and saw no real issues using cc6 3d rendering engine which 1gb was the minimum requirement
I was using a 220w acer factory power supply at the time too.

None the less I doubt ddr3/ ddr5 has anything to do with the issue
You just got a defective card = it happens
asus support is no better might actually be worse fwiw

Thanks for the explanation about 1GB vs 2GB.

I do now have a bit better grasp on the mysteries of the video card world.

Thanks.
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