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Windows 7: Dead video card, need help with upgrade!

28 Dec 2009   #11
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Do You Overclock

Do you overclock that CPU is good for about 3.4 GHz on that board pretty easy


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28 Dec 2009   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
Do you overclock that CPU is good for about 3.4 GHz on that board pretty easy
If the OP is going to build a new system, I wouldn't recommend it unless there is plenty of cooling and stability is always a huge factor.
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28 Dec 2009   #13
jechapk

win 7 ult
 
 

i did overclock it when i first got it, but i ran into stability issues with anything more than like 3.2, plus i really had no reason to.

so, frostmourne, you would just recommend buying a cheap card? i had planned on moving the card with the new computer, and possibly even just going the crossfire route with 2x 5770 as to cut down on some of the cost now, but am always open to other opinions!
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28 Dec 2009   #14
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
AMD Overclock

If you know what your doing the X2 CPU's overclock very well just make sure to get a a good CPU cooler and you will be fine.

I have a 4200+ 2.2 GHz running at 3.01 Ghz on air with a Freezer 64 Pro
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28 Dec 2009   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
What TDP

Is yours a 65 watt or 89 watt version
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28 Dec 2009   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jechapk View Post
i did overclock it when i first got it, but i ran into stability issues with anything more than like 3.2, plus i really had no reason to.

so, frostmourne, you would just recommend buying a cheap card? i had planned on moving the card with the new computer, and possibly even just going the crossfire route with 2x 5770 as to cut down on some of the cost now, but am always open to other opinions!
New cards are easy:

1) If you want a cheaper option without DirectX 11 get a 4890 - I chose this option.

2) If you want anything else a 5850 or higher.

Buy a cheap Sapphire 4350 and use the old system as a media server etc. If you do build a new gaming system I'd recommend using it only for gaming with nothing else installed except necessary applications.
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28 Dec 2009   #17
jechapk

win 7 ult
 
 

its the windsor core, 89W
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28 Dec 2009   #18
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
89 Watt

Where you using the stock cooler?
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28 Dec 2009   #19
jechapk

win 7 ult
 
 

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28 Dec 2009   #20
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Enough Cooler

Well that should have been enough cooler, the trick is to lower the Hyperthreading and use a memory divider then raise the front side buss maybe a slight bump in DDR and CPU voltage and they will usually fly!
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