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

04 Dec 2016   #1
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Which is most stable/reliable, DDR3 or GDDR5 ?

I am not a gamer.

For image editing, which is the more reliable graphics card, DDR3 or GDDR5 ?

I have a GDDR5 in one machine that is not reliable at all and has been nothing but a nightmare. (invidia/EVGA)

Thank you.


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04 Dec 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe you need a workstation graphics card, they can be quite expensive.

But I would think 5 has to be better then 3

https://www.pny.com/mega-commercial/...graphics-cards

Adding more system memory should also help.
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04 Dec 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
EVGA sells a lot of gpu's mind if you narrow it down just a tad by posting which one you're referring too
Yes ddr5
Difference is memory speed
Most issues are likely driver related not ddr but someone would have to be silly to buy an old ddr3 gpu and expect any type of performance out of it
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems
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05 Dec 2016   #4
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I have 8GB system RAM.
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05 Dec 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I saw that, adding more if possible will help in video editing, the more the better.
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05 Dec 2016   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

DDR5 is much faster at sending memory while being a bit more power hungry.
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05 Dec 2016   #7
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks everyone.
Someone asked which card I currently have; it is EVGA nvidia GT 730 2GB GDDR5, which has been nothing but a nightmare in all aspects and is highly unreliable; I wish I had paid more heed to all the 1-star reviews before I wasted my money, as the problem I have is so prevalent that the manufacturer has an automatic response to any negative review.
Now, when I look at a computer product, the first thing I check is the 1-star reviews.
Randomly and at the most aggravating times, my screen will go black for several seconds, crash whatever program, and give a notice saying nvidia etc. etc. has stopped responding and has now recovered; this often happens when I click the "save" button in any image editing program; it also occurs sometimes when I click from one open tab to another or just go to the next web-page.
Please don't suggest any fixes or solutions as, believe me, there are none that I haven't tried and we would only be wasting our time; I have tried so many different drivers that it makes my head swim to think about it.
From what I read, those with DDR3 seem to be happier and sleep better at night; but I wanted to have all the information before I spent more money.
Thanks everyone for explaining the differences.
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05 Dec 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I wouldn't doubt it a 2gb card would be better if it had an additional power connection on it otherwise it gets all power directly from the motherboard
Open the case and see what wattage your power supply is
There should be a tag on it with all the information on it.

It says at least a 300w power supply you never want to be at the minimal requirements
Quote:
300 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 20 Amp on the +12 volt rail.****
EVGA - Product Specs - EVGA GeForce GT 730 (Low Profile)
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05 Dec 2016   #9
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I didn't look inside, I just looked at the specifics sheet and it says 305 Watt power supply
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05 Dec 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Did i link to the correct card meaning yours does have the fan to cool it ?
There were 2 others without fans is why I ask.

Not sure how to see if the second part about the 20amp on the 12v rail ?
Are you monitoring your temperatures ?
This works for amd or intel systems
Core Temp

I personally like this for intel
Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp
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