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Windows 7: Upgrade: EVGA 450 GTS to EVGA 740 GT

28 Jan 2017   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea that is messed up
Possibly it might change with Brexit is now a reality
No more EU crapola


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28 Jan 2017   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well not wanting to get too far off topic that's ok for the UK folks but I cannot understand why Amazon does not have a site out here, because I reckon it would do well because of the lack of sites with realistic prices.
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31 Jan 2017   #13
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Yep well not wanting to get too far off topic that's ok for the UK folks but I cannot understand why Amazon does not have a site out here, because I reckon it would do well because of the lack of sites with realistic prices.
Bezos' will most likely start opening more sites in other countries sooner rather than later, he's just focusing on US domination at the moment. He's putting more warehouses across the US to speed up shipping and he's invested a lot in new robotics for the warehouses to speed things up, and then on top of that he's still trying to get his drone plans off the ground (no pun intended). He's more concerned about domination than profit at the moment, in fact from what I've heard he's not worth as much as many would think since he sinks so much of what is made back into the business and on top of that, a lot of the items sold on Amazon are just slightly above cost.

As for GPU's, I just was hit with another car issue, so now I really have to go cheap when it comes to fixing this green pixel issue. Since I already tried a new monitor and a new dvi cable, I figured the smart thing to do is to get that 740 GT but I probably waited too long and the sale is probably over.
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31 Jan 2017   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Dev that is a blow mate and I wish tht I were closer as I could give you a spare card but being tha far away and to the US as well the shipping is exorbitantly expensive.

Guess it is worth a try to get the card and I think most stores if they are any good usually will see the predicament and help out - they can only say no and at best yes
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31 Jan 2017   #15
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Guess it is worth a try to get the card and I think most stores if they are any good usually will see the predicament and help out - they can only say no and at best yes
I'm not worried about New Egg's return policy, it isn't bad. One just has to log into their account, request an RMA, print out the self addressed stamp and send the item back.

My two concerns.

1. The 740 won't fix the green pixel issue (its the last thing I have left to try since I already swapped out the monitor, purged and re-installed the drivers, and tried a new DVI cable).

2. The 740 will fix the green pixel issue but open the door to a new issue.

Even if the GPU doesn't fix the green pixels, if it works and I see an improvement over the 450, I'm going to keep it. However, if it doesn't fix the green pixels, I'm out of ideas. I called the tech shop who built the pc, they said they'd have first tried replacing the GPU, then the monitor and then the DVI cable, so I went backwards. However, since the problem first started a few months back, they said it was the GPU. They actually seemed shocked that I was still using the 450 they put in the computer 5 years ago.
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31 Jan 2017   #16
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Since you've tried a new monitor and a new cable, the last thing in the chain is the GPU. That would be the likely culprit, since the only other actors in the system are the CPU and RAM. It's unlikely to be those, as the green pixelation would not be a constant thing, and you would see a lot of crashing and blue screens if it was the CPU or RAM.

Therefore, that leaves us with a suspect GPU. I think it's safe to say that replacing it will most likely fix your issue.
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31 Jan 2017   #17
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I just found this card while browsing the net, it supposedly is more powerful than the 750 TI and its cheaper.

Does anyone know anything about the 1050?

Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 GAMING, 2GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support Graphic Card (02G-P4-6150-KR): Computers & Accessories

Actually, forget about the 1050. According to various websites, the GPU isn't suitable for an I5 2300. It seems like the last Nvidia card that is suitable for the I5 2300 was the 7 series, supposedly there's no bottleneck issues. As for the 740 GT, it scores lower on the games I have than the 450 GTS, so I guess I'm going to have to shell out a little extra. I'm not happy about that but I don't want to bottleneck my system with a 1050 (which is only 110) and I don't want to run the games I have at lower settings (which I'd have to do with the 740). Amazon has a 750 TI for $130 which is after tax and that isn't horrible, I'm just a little bummed out I have to shell out 30 more. As for New Egg, they're a little cheaper but their return policy on the 750 TI, and probably on their other GPU's is for replacement only, no refunds.

Total bummer....
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02 Feb 2017   #18
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 

GTX 1050 is a decent card as far as I know, the direct replacement for the 750. Should be considerably better than a GTS450.

The *50 series cards are often a fair bit better than the *40 counterparts as they seem to jump from casual/multimedia to low-midrange gaming. If you're buying an older card like the 750 or 650, then I'd go for a refurb, if you're buying new then just get the 1050!

As for the computer shop that said they'd change the GPU first... nope. In-house troubleshooting they might do it with a known working card, but at home you should always go for the cheapest options first, if it had been the cable at fault and you bought a new GPU you'd be pretty pissed off... plus it's normally easier to get a refund on a cable!
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02 Feb 2017   #19
Deviancy

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joedaman633 View Post
If it had been the cable at fault and you bought a new GPU you'd be pretty pissed off... plus it's normally easier to get a refund on a cable!
That's a good point. This specific shop has tons of GPU's sitting around that they've tested and know that work.

As for going refurb with the 750, the only retailer I came across that I trust that had refurb 750's is New Egg but I found out today that on gpu's, at least the ones I looked at on their site, they have a strict replacement only return policy. In short, if it isn't the GPU causing the issue, I'd be stuck with a refurb 750. I'd prefer to get the 1050 since its less expensive but the sites I came across didn't have the I5 2300 listed as a CPU it works with. Those same sites did say the 750 will work with the I5 2300.

I still have a few days until two refunds are transferred back to my bank account before I can order a new GPU, so I'm hoping someone can help me figure out if I can run the 1050 with the I5 2300. To be exact, its the I5 2300 2.8 Sandy bridge, but I'm pretty sure it says that in my specs. The other thing I'm curious about is the difference between GPU's that have to be connected to the PSU and those that don't. Do the ones that don't need to be connected to the PSU tax the CPU more?
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02 Feb 2017   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I doubt it matters most if not all gpu's are more dependent on wattage of the power supply
That and if you have a pcie slot
Otherwise cpu does not matter.
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