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Windows 7: worth changing these to closer to the recommended numbers or not ?

07 Jan 2014   #11

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

A new card is a decision only you can make, and I wouldn't be able to suggest one card over another, I would be checking the reviews like crazy, and asking guys like Gary.

As long as you have the proper motherboard connection, it is compatible with your OS, and stay at or above the 1GB (1024) minimum for VRAM you should be okay.

I am assuming it would come with the proper drivers.

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07 Jan 2014   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yes Gary was actually showing me this one, - ASUS GTX650TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
I don't know if Gary noticed it needs a 3.0 connection though ?
waiting for a follow up,
Thanks for your input much appreciated,
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07 Jan 2014   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Your welcome,

Nice card, some comforting thoughts:
All PCIe specifications are forwards and backwards compatible. PCIe 3.0 uses a different encoding scheme than PCIe 2.x and 1.x but the controllers will negotiate that.

Source: Can a PCI Express 3.0 x16 work in a PCI Express 2.0 x16 PCI Express 2. [Solved] - Graphics Cards - Graphics & Displays
PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s), and that it would be backward compatible with existing PCIe implementations.

Source: PCI Express 3.x - Wikipedia
PCI Express 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 Interface Differences Explained
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