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 Post subject: Upgrading
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I have a asus maximus 2 and I am planning to upgrade what I have now but I was also wondering what is the best bang for your buck graphics card that would work with the motherboard along with ram but also wondering if I upgrading my hd how would I go about transferring the os as well as the data?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:01 pm 
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If this is a socket LGA 775 board... I think the most you can put in it would be a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 660 before the CPU bottleneck happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:02 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
If this is a socket LGA 775 board... I think the most you can put in it would be a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 660 before the CPU bottleneck happens.


Ya its the LGA 775 and I have the q6600 but why only those to why not ati and go sli later? And what do you mean the cpu will start to bottleneck? And what about my hd?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:03 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
If this is a socket LGA 775 board... I think the most you can put in it would be a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 660 before the CPU bottleneck happens.


Ya its the LGA 775 and I have the q6600 but why only those to why not ati and go sli later? And what do you mean the cpu will start to bottleneck? And what about my hd?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:49 am 
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CPU bottleneck is basically no matter how much higher you upgrade your GPU, there will be an FPS cap because your CPU can't keep up. I don't know where the limit is on how much you can upgrade with that system however. So this rules out SLI.

And if you want an AMD recommendation, Radeon HD 7850 or 7870.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:33 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
CPU bottleneck is basically no matter how much higher you upgrade your GPU, there will be an FPS cap because your CPU can't keep up. I don't know where the limit is on how much you can upgrade with that system however. So this rules out SLI.

And if you want an AMD recommendation, Radeon HD 7850 or 7870.


I see well I don't know the limit I just happened to think that its about time I upgrade my system since now its not as fast as I once built it to be. Here is my build from 4 years ago.
-Asus maximus
-Q6600 OC to 3.4
-GTS 8800 OC
-x2 500gb hd
-6gb of ram
-Zalman 9800

What I would like to know now is
1-How would I go about upgrading my hd and transferring the os and info if I don't have my os cd?
2-What and how much ram should I go with?
3-Which ram is the best bang for your buck?
4-My GPU is getting into 69C so what vga cooling should I get or should I upgrade my video card?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:36 pm 
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1-How would I go about upgrading my hd and transferring the os and info if I don't have my os cd?
http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-mi ... ng-windows You can do this, regardless of what you're migrating to.

2-What and how much ram should I go with?
What you have right now is fine. If you are doing complete overhaul, no more than 8GB of RAM. DDR3-1600 is also the fastest I would go with.

3-Which ram is the best bang for your buck?
Usually Corsair or G.Skill

4-My GPU is getting into 69C so what vga cooling should I get or should I upgrade my video card?
If this is load temperature, there's nothing to worry about. And temperature doesn't affect performance (the card is going to perform at its peak even when it's just barely at the point of overheating). If this is idle temperature, I would clean it out first.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:19 pm 
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first off, that board only takes ddr2. I am running a maximus formula myself, it will take 16gig max but I see no reason for more than 8gig. 6gig is keeping you from running in dual channel, I would add 2 more of whatever you are running now.

I just upgraded my system early this year myself, from a q6600 as well. I went to a q9550 also running at 3.4, as it was the cheapest viable upgrade for the system (ebay). went up to 8gig of memory and bought a 560ti to replace my 260/216 which was a decent upgrade. then I bought a 570 classified and gave my son the 560ti and my spare maximus formula which I got as a combo deal with the cpu. I play all the new games at high with good frames.

it will not do sli, only crossfire.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Well I was planning on going crossfire but don't know how to approach it. And for ram 8gb is were I should stop?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Quick question, what is better 1 nvidia or 1 low end amd then another later?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:19 pm 
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that would depend on your budget more than anything, I am not a sli or crossfire fan myself, so a single card would do for me. I also prefer nvidia now, nothing wrong with a amd card they have good performance for a good price, but if I were to buy one now with what I am using as a machine, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130810 this would be the one. my limit for a gpu runs about $300.00 or less.

I think if I were still using amd cards, this one would be it.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

both of these are single card solutions and could even be carried over to a new machine if you were to build one without having to update the video card.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:51 pm 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121651

Well I was thinking about getting one now and another in a couple months. Also I just order 8gb of g skill ddr2 1066


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