AMD Radeon HD 6850 or GeForce GTX 460- whichever is cheaper.
(tho you might score a rebate on an HD 6870)
If your PSU is weak, you might go for an HD 7750 since it runs off the PCI-e slot power.
Last edited by BRealistic; 04-22-2012 at 02:45 PM.
I'm thinking of upgrading one of my systems a little bit, don't want to go crazy, but I've got the itch.
Anyways, here's what it's running now:
Athlon II X4 620 @ 3Ghz
4GB DDR3 (2GB x 2)
Asus M4A77TD Motherboard
I think I'm gonna throw these things into the mix:
Antec P280 Case
Cooler Master 700W PSU
XFX Radeon 6850 1GB 256bit
Should give it quite the boost. Do I really need more than 4GB of RAM? I never use all of it (W7 64bit) as it is right now. Doesn't seem like it'd make that big of a difference.
Nice. What RAID card did you go with? I'm in a position where we're rolling out esxi to clients who bought servers just for data redundancy purposes (OS hooped? *blink* there I restored the image, you're good to go) but, most clients opted in for the cheapest HP ML350 G6 they could get which has software RAID which is a no go with vsphere.
What did the clients say/do when they discovered that ESXi (at least with working RAID underneath it) was a no-go?
I'm very lucky to have a salaried 9-5 and not deal with the BS that comes along with consulting or working for an MSP. I still have to do a little bit of nagging to get anything purchased, but I love coming to work with friendly coworkers and not irritating customers.
Upgraded my wife's intel core 2 duo Black 13" Macbook (2006 model). doubled the ram to 2gb (Kingston oc2-5300 667MHz). Replaced the 128gb HDD with a Crucial M4 128gb SSD and installed OS X 10.6 (she was still running 10.4.11 on the previous HDD). Replaced the cracked/broken keyboard (upper cover). Macbook is running fantastic now.
This thread is old, so I thought I'd give it a boost. Doesn't have to be today.
In the last month I got a 6950, gave it the BIOS of a 6970. Got a new PSU and a new case. Here's the outcome:
AMD II X4 620 @3Ghz
4GB DDR3 @... It's been a while
Gigabyte 6950 @ 6970
Rosewill 700W PSU (bite me)
Antec 300 case
Big upgrade for me, I'm loving it.
I picked up an aspire one to carry around while backpacking in latin america, almost got mint 14 setup with all my favorite goodies.
2, well 3 important things left:
-figure how to get it to boot from sdcard
-mousepad not active by default, i have to fn+F7 at every boot, no way to simulate fn keypress on boot
-display brightness always on max and draining battery life. Can't script anything to edit wmi classes, while the values change the screen remains on max setting :S
Getting googlesketchup to run under wine at the moment.
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Man, ram has been kicking my ass.
I took all four four gig sticks of ram out of my new pc, then added just one and made sure it popped into the slot fully... rinse, repeat.
Finally got it to boot up with all 16 GB of ram.
Wow... make sure you really seat your ram.
You know, I've been curious about ram as well, but honestly, I'm running 4GB of some good stuff (2GBx2) and I haven't had a hitch.
I got that 6950 and updated the BIOS to a 6970. I'm running a smooth 80-120FPS in BF3 which is fine for me.
I thought about more ram, but until I start bottle necking I don't see me buying it.
This is W7 64
And I also have an HD 6950.... you must have a very early one if you were able to flash the bios to a 6970.
Most retail HD 6950s can't be changed to a full 6970 with a bios flash.. but you can unlock the extra shaders.. (per what I read googling this a while back)
I have a 3.2 GHz with 1Gb ram and 500Gb Hard disk. I do some work of graphic designs using the software's like Photoshop, coreldraw, 3Ds Max, some videos making software's. Whenever I render a Model in 3ds max my computer temperatures have got 75 C to 80 C I am very afraid of it please help me what can I do with my computer to make it cooler.
I have a 3.2 GHz with 1Gb ram and 500Gb Hard disk. I do some work of graphic designs using the software's like Photoshop, Coreldraw, 3Ds Max, some videos making software's. Whenever I render a Model in 3ds max my computer temperatures have got 75 C to 80 C I am very afraid of it please help me what can I do with my computer to make it cooler.
Clean the fans. Also note that 75 to 80c is well within specs and not really an issue. Many people don't like their systems running that hot but honestly it is not even close to where it would cause damage.
Break out the canned air, disassemble the thing a bit and clean in out.
Those temps, even if they are safe, are too high for a stock system.
AMD really needs to move to LGA. You're pretty lucky you didn't lose a pin.I accidentally yanked the processor out of the socket while trying to remove the heatsink. The old thermal paste was like glue.
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