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     Tom 
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    Currently I am running a i7-2600 Intel  setup with 6gb of ram corsair 750w psu.  I have a crappy old 1gb video card that I need to upgrade…

    Now for the fun part….

    I got for free… another corsair 750w psu, an AMD A10-7850K APU with Radeon R7 graphics 3.70 computer with 4 corsair vengeance 8gb sticks of ram, and a new looking AMD Radeon HD7990 6G DDR5 video card.  All for free, someone decided to drop it off at the local recycling center on post to get destroyed.  The computer works fine, psu and ram fine, the video card starts and fans spin but they slow down and then speed back up.  I read somewhere that this might require a 1000w psu?

    so question is…  my old setup is running fine, I can sell these on CL and buy a video card or keep this and get it working with a new psu possibly.  any thoughts on what this stuff is worth used, or if this new stuff is better than my old for VP?

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    oh I also got a sound blaster Audigy 2 ZS card for free too.  nothing big money but I don’t have surround sound and it was free

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    #131164
     randr 
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    It’s an older card but a nice one! Did you have it fully powered with the extra connectors?

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    #131167
     Tom 
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    I tried it with the motherboard out of the case so it might not have been seated.  Gonna try it now that it’s mounted.  When I cloned my hd I put it in the computer and fired it up. Motherboard   Worked great.

    #131171
     Tom 
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    got the computer running with the card in it.  Could the issue be lack of drivers for it

    #131172
     randr 
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    Maybe check bios settings but usually if you add a card it will default to the pcie rather then onboard video… check bios settings

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    #131177
     GlueSniffinEd 
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    Holy cow, that card likes the power, 375 watt max TDP!  But I don’t think a 750 watt power supply would be a problem for running it in your system, you should have enough juice.

    If you are power conscious or would like to keep the heat down, I would suggest a newer architecture card.  If power and heat are no problem, it should be just about as fast as my GTX 1050 Ti, which I run in desktop mode at 1080p on my TV with all settings maxed out.  With V-Sync off, I can get around 175fps on most tables.

    #131178
     Tom 
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    so the drivers were the issue.  I had a really nice 3gb nvidea card that I got for free too and sold it on ebay as is for $60.  someone got a deal.

    if I keep the computer I have now then I feel I need to address the cooling.  the way I have it now I have the whole back of the cabinet open and there is 1 puller fan sucking the heat out.  I don’t seem to have a problem that I know of.  I don’t have a fan in the front of the cabinet..

    if someone smarter than me with computers says that this AMD A10-7850K 32 gb of ram  is better than my i7-2600 6gb ram then will put this computer in.  The motherboard has a big cooler on the processor… multiple fans in the case, may just add one in the front of the cabinet

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    That whole setup was thrown in the trash with all the ram… some people.. :yahoo:

    #131179
     Tom 
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    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-2600K-vs-AMD-A10-7850K

     

    I could look at these numbers all day but for vpx I have no clue which one is better

    #131182
     Thalamus 
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    Since you are not going to use the integrated gpu, ignore those scores and it is easy to pick the Intel. The faster the single threaded core performance is, the better. CPU and GPU are both important. GPU even more so than CPU. But, there is a break point. You can have the beastliest newest GPU around and still have problems if the CPU is crap ( and vise versa). Since there is thousands of combinations of CPU’ and GPU’ out there. It is really only one way to know, and that is of course to try.

    #132415
     Tom 
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    I threw this video card in and I really cant tell much difference between this one and my GTX460, except for more heat.  are there other settings that I am missing here

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    #132443
     Tom 
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    So I guess it does run better especially when the flashers on the table light up mostly.

    I pulled it out.  The heat was way too much.  I don’t have a 4K tv so I don’t need the best I just want better.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Tom.
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