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October 1, 2012 4:41:27 AM


I have a Gateway FX4710-UB003A pc, specs include:

400watt power supply
6g memory
intel core 2 quad q9330 processors

The graphics card just died a
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800GT 512 MB video card, factory overclocked

any suggestions on what to upgrade to that the power supply will handle

I am a photographer and I do a lot of work in Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 with big 125mb raw files.

Thanks

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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 8:03:03 AM

Define died. It might now have died.

What is your budget?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 8:10:30 AM

when shopping for a nvidia gpu for cuda based processing, aim for what has the best ratio of your budget to # of cuda cores available to you, then make all other choices around that(like psu)
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October 1, 2012 12:24:48 PM

Thanks for the recommendation by died. I mean have verticals red lines coming down the screen. Says driver is not working so. I updated driver still no go. Error code 43. A budget of about $200 give or take.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 12:44:43 PM

For raw compute on a budget is Fermi era GTX400/500 era cards but they do use a lot of power. Kepler has a lot of build quality issues and some performance related issues in certain compute apps. OpenGL support is mostly broken on anything newer than GTX2xx.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 1:20:27 PM

Except his PSU won't run that. He'd need two 6pin plugs and I've never seen a 400W PSU have that many. GTX550TI.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 1:58:59 PM

the GTX 650 wouldn't be a bad card. He just may need to use his CPU for some stuff and it might take longer. kepler Geforce cards are designed for Gaming. Not made for compute or OpenGL. Thats why nvidia does professional graphics on the kepler architecture... anyways its still a good card to get.
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October 1, 2012 4:42:46 PM

Rockdpm said:
the GTX 650 wouldn't be a bad card. He just may need to use his CPU for some stuff and it might take longer. kepler Geforce cards are designed for Gaming. Not made for compute or OpenGL. Thats why nvidia does professional graphics on the kepler architecture... anyways its still a good card to get.



What card would you recommend Rockdpm
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 5:05:28 PM

for 460 watts of power, a good cuda card with 1 6pin. A gts 450 if you can find it. I have 1 in a family computer. Its a powerful card with 1 6pin power requirement
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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 5:41:57 PM

Over his budget.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 6:38:19 PM

Well, he said $200 give or take. It's pretty close to it. And it's definitely worth it considering the performance.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 7:56:13 PM



OK I now understand why people have been calling Nvidia fanboys Nvidiots and your 660 is over his budget. OP is better off for the short term to go with a 77x0 and save up for a higher end card to go along with a new psu. A decent Bronze or Silver rated 550w unit will run a power hog of a card just fine. I wouldn't be so sold on Kepler, sure it can play some games ok but once OpenCL becomes common place performance will suffer. Kepler is just despite the lower power consumption. The GT640 and "GTX"650 is just far too weak as well overpriced.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:10:18 PM

nforce4max said:
OK I now understand why people have been calling Nvidia fanboys Nvidiots and your 660 is over his budget. OP is better off for the short term to go with a 77x0 and save up for a higher end card to go along with a new psu. A decent Bronze or Silver rated 550w unit will run a power hog of a card just fine. I wouldn't be so sold on Kepler, sure it can play some games ok but once OpenCL becomes common place performance will suffer. Kepler is just despite the lower power consumption. The GT640 and "GTX"650 is just far too weak as well overpriced.

You AMD fanboys love to pick at Kepler don't you? Like a bully always looking for a weak spot to troll on... Listen the guy wants a NVIDIA card, then were gonna recommend him a NVIDIA card. the guy has a 200$ budget. a GTX 660 can run off a 460 watt power supply easily
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October 1, 2012 10:30:26 PM

I believe the power supply is 400 watt will that still run these cards.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:59:31 PM

This thread went hayward fast.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:24:49 PM

Deemo13 said:
This thread went hayward fast.

yep.. thats what happens when you throw an AMD fanboy into a thread
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:26:04 PM

nellie_15 said:
I believe the power supply is 400 watt will that still run these cards.

A 7750 runs off PCI Express power and not the power supply its self so yes you have plenty of power
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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:31:42 PM

Rockdpm said:
yep.. thats what happens when you throw an AMD fanboy into a thread


I just see a Nvidia fanboy.

EDIT: And nforce4max knows more about Nvidia cards than probably anyone on these forums. To call him an AMD fanboy would be an insult. He is also NOT a Nvidia fanboy.

Like I said, I just see a Nvidia fanboy.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:36:32 PM

Ok sure whatever. I just took everything that nforce said and saw it as a "Don't by NVIDIA, get AMD Radeon because it performs better in compute" as his defense....
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a c 198 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:42:13 PM

Rockdpm said:
Ok sure whatever. I just took everything that nforce said and saw it as a "Don't by NVIDIA, get AMD Radeon because it performs better in compute" as his defense....


Well it sorta does. And as far as the OP is concerned, that's all it really needs to do.

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OP is better off for the short term to go with a 77x0 and save up for a higher end card to go along with a new psu. A decent Bronze or Silver rated 550w unit will run a power hog of a card just fine.


Seeing as the computer was able to run a 9800GT, it might not need a power supply upgrade either.

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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 12:37:27 AM

Which means we know it can handle up to around 115W GPU. GTX550TI anyone?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 12:52:56 AM

4745454b said:
Which means we know it can handle up to around 115W GPU. GTX550TI anyone?


It should work just fine provided the unit isn't too generic. Some oem units are built like tanks so a 550 Ti should work without a problem. A 65nm 9800gt at full load before overclocking sucks 80-90w depending on stock clocks. A 55nm model with 6pin power connector can be as little as 65w but usually is around 70-75w. There should be enough power in reserve on the 12v rail(s) enough to drive a 120-135w card. The cpu at stock volts and clocks is 95w give or take 5-10w depending on sample quality. If the load is low on the 3.3v and 5v rails the unit could likely handle 250-300w total on the 12v source.
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 2:23:31 AM

ha, dude we've been looking at this too seriously. I mean a simple low end card will be fine for Photoshop
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October 2, 2012 6:24:15 AM

i ordered the 7750 thanks for your advice
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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 12:37:39 PM


no problem, come back if you need more advice
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