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May 26, 2014 7:44:10 AM

I've been searching the forums and came across a page showing how much watts the R7 240 uses, my question is would it work on my pc?
I updated my PSU to 300w, Phenom 2 1045T x6 and 16GB of memory.
http://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAG...

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a b U Graphics card
May 26, 2014 10:48:25 AM

yes, the 240 would work but you could always get a GTX 750 if its in your budget...much better performance and requires a 300w minimum PSU
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May 28, 2014 11:08:36 AM

xbizzaroz said:
yes, the 240 would work but you could always get a GTX 750 if its in your budget...much better performance and requires a 300w minimum PSU

I've seen the post about those and followed the links but those are ddr5 and my pc is ddr3. would it still work? I'm new with pc gaming, as u can see what I'm running and I don't plan on upgrading to a better pc till mine dies.
thanks, footballmontana


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a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2014 11:11:25 AM

when it comes to graphic cards the internal memory of the card has nothing to do with compatibility of the motherboard. getting a GDDR5 will still work. it means the VRAM is much faster than GDDR3.
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May 29, 2014 2:30:43 PM

Well to late I ordered the R7 from newegg hours before I got your message. Thanks for the info next pc I get I'm gonna build instead of pre-build. Like I said when my pc dies then time for a build.
One last question, Can I run my CPU at 2700 at all times or is it bad?
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2014 7:02:55 AM

are you over clocking your processor to 2.7 ghz, is that what you're asking? which processor is it (the brand and model).
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May 30, 2014 7:09:57 AM

No I'm not over clocking it. It's a amd phenom 2 1045t x6
It's set at 800-2700 some games run at this setting and some I have to turn it to max 2700. Is. It safe to leave it set as default @ 2700
Thanks
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2014 7:18:15 AM

if its default clock speed is 2.7 ghz then theres nothing to worry about. it was designed to at least handle the default speeds without harming itself
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May 30, 2014 7:29:59 AM

Thanks for all your help.
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June 2, 2014 5:33:15 PM

Well I've been running my new card and I'm loving it. I can finally play @ 1080p
One last question, I wanna replace my cpu cooler with a better cooler any suggestions?
Thanks again
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2014 6:05:52 PM

i really like Arctic Cooling. I have the 64-GT which should be about $10 and it fits many socket types.
this guy right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this would be my first suggestion because it is much better than the stock cooler and its very light on the wallet.
my other suggestion which is even better and should fit in your case (even though i have no idea what your computer is) this should do nicely: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G392ZI/?tag=pcpapi-20
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June 2, 2014 6:10:06 PM

I posted a link to my pc at beginning of thread.
I look at what you suggested.
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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2014 8:25:12 PM

oh, right i completely forgot XD. in that case its a slim pc so id go with the first choice. that should fit without issues...just to be sure, any idea how much head space you have with the stock cooler?
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June 3, 2014 10:18:35 AM

I could fit a 80mm (height & width) cooler.
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