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Windows 7: Processor Upgrade?

29 Dec 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

This discussion has inspired me to upgrade more than just the processor, so I have been searching for an ideal motherboard, but the best that I have found so far is an Asus ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3, but it is too limited on expansion slots. I don't think that I would upgrade to any MB that wasn't SATA 6, and it would be nice for it to have USB3 also, but if such a critter exists, it would probably have a bigger price tag than I could handle.


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29 Dec 2010   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Here is a better board:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard - AMD 890GX, AM3, DDR3, USB, RAID, ATX at TigerDirect.com

But one thing confuses me...the onboard graphics. In another ad I found on this board, it said that it was Crossfire, which of course is ATI, but I want to use my EVGA GTX460 SC. Would that create any kind of compatibility issue?
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29 Dec 2010   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I've not had a problem with my processor until now, because I've not been into anything all that processor intensive before. But now, I've found that working with video files which require a lot of encoding, runs my CPU at 100%. That is not a problem, except that I can't use the computer for anything else, during the processing...even simple programs will freeze up.

I don't want to spend the money for a real upgrade to current standards, but I'm wondering if upgrading my 4400+ S939 to a Athlon 64 FX-57 would make enough difference to make it worthwhile to upgrade it? As far as I can see, the only change would be to increase from 2200Mhz to 2800Mhz. This upgrade would cost ~ $200 for a used processor.
you are probally better off going new board and cpu if you look around online there are a few combo models that will have a better processor and board for what you are trying to upgrade
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29 Dec 2010   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Here is a better board:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard - AMD 890GX, AM3, DDR3, USB, RAID, ATX at TigerDirect.com

But one thing confuses me...the onboard graphics. In another ad I found on this board, it said that it was Crossfire, which of course is ATI, but I want to use my EVGA GTX460 SC. Would that create any kind of compatibility issue?

it is just the card for crossfire you would need the bridge and a ati card that will match the onboard crossfire requirments but since you are using a single card there is no need to fear

either your card will automaticly turn off the onboard or you'll just have to do it through the bios
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29 Dec 2010   #15
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Here is a better board:

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 Motherboard - AMD 890GX, AM3, DDR3, USB, RAID, ATX at TigerDirect.com

But one thing confuses me...the onboard graphics. In another ad I found on this board, it said that it was Crossfire, which of course is ATI, but I want to use my EVGA GTX460 SC. Would that create any kind of compatibility issue?
I think that is the board my brother bought a couple of months ago.
You can use the onboard in conjunction with your add-in card, or turn it off completely.
He was using the HDMI out on the mobo to his 42" LCD HDTV and the 2 monitors were plugged to his HD6850.
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29 Dec 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Biostar boards are actually pretty decent boards. Ive used 3 or 4 of them for builds and have yet to have any issues out of them. Some of them were lacking in the bios dept. as far as OC features, but overall the boards themselves were just fine. Can't really say anything bad at all about them.

You may also want to check into Gigabytes offering as well as ASUS.


If your going to be getting into alot of Video Encoding, a Quad Core will certainly make a huge difference over a Dual Core system in this situation.

Once you decide on the board you like, I would suggest at least 4GB of RAM and a nice Quad.
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30 Dec 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I think that is the board my brother bought a couple of months ago.
You can use the onboard in conjunction with your add-in card, or turn it off completely.
He was using the HDMI out on the mobo to his 42" LCD HDTV and the 2 monitors were plugged to his HD6850.
The part that confused me is that with a SLI rig, the two graphic card require a bridge between them, and I doubt that is possible with one onboard and one discrete card, especially when one is ATi and the other is Nvidia. However that is not really important to me, because I don't want to SLI or Crossfire.

What is more important to me, is that I read that when a single card is used, it has to be installed in the lower x16 slot, and for it to perform at x16, instead of x8, it require that a power card be installed in the upper x16 slot. I need all of the slots for other uses, and if I had to use the upper x16 slot in this fashion, I would be short one slot.
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30 Dec 2010   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines;115QUO3016
it is just the card for crossfire you would need the bridge and a ati card that will match the onboard crossfire requirments but since you are using a single card there is no need to fear

either your card will automaticly turn off the onboard or you'll just have to do it through the bios
I should have read your post, before my last post. The question is, can a Nvidia card be Crossfired?
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30 Dec 2010   #19
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines;115QUO3016
it is just the card for crossfire you would need the bridge and a ati card that will match the onboard crossfire requirments but since you are using a single card there is no need to fear

either your card will automaticly turn off the onboard or you'll just have to do it through the bios
I should have read your post, before my last post. The question is, can a Nvidia card be Crossfired?

No, but it does depend on the motherboard.

If the board only supports crossfire, you must run ATI cards to run multipile cards.

If you prefer Nvidia, youll need to have a board that supports SLI. And obviously you must run Nvidia cards for multiple GPUs to work.

The exception being something like x58 chipset, that supports either or. But it will be clearly labeled.


Single cards will run fine on either type of board however.
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30 Dec 2010   #20
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Have you thought about using encoding software that makes use of your graphics card? The GTX 460 (which is a fricken power house) is more then capable of handling video encoding, but I am going to guess you are not encoding to h.264? I don't know if it can do more then h.264.

If you can use the GPU, you will free the CPU up greatly and even probably speed up the encoding process.
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