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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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By the way, after swapping out the fans both card are running around 30-35°C, right up until I start playing Trove. then the card that holds the Trove window shoots up to 60-60°C - Not horrible, but hotter than I like.
Posted November 21, 2016, 14:01:17 PM
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Offline Freddy
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Older cards or newer cards ?

If your graphical demands are quite low then maybe something like this...

http://www.ebuyer.com/704282-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-750-ti-2gb-gddr5-dual-link-dvi-hdmi-pci-e-gv-n75td5-2gi
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Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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That same card over here is over $200USD, but it would certainly handle my needs. Thanks, Freddy. Smiley

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UB20U6181
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Offline Freddy
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That's surprising, especially as how Sterling has declined recently. I suggest shopping around if it's of interest - you might also find another brand doing the same thing.
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Offline Data
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By the way, after swapping out the fans both card are running around 30-35°C, right up until I start playing Trove. then the card that holds the Trove window shoots up to 60-60°C - Not horrible, but hotter than I like.

To my mind that temp is perfectly ok  thumbsup

When gaming in FO4 and W3 my temps go up to 70c on the GPU without a problem and AMD themselves say you are fine up to 80c.

Stick with what you have Dave, if you are only going to be playing low graphical demanding games.   
Posted November 21, 2016, 19:04:20 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton Topic starter
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I think that the cards I'm using are on their way out, Data. I frequently get random artifacture popping up, not to mention the occasional thermal crash. No more BSOD since I switched to Windows 10, but it still crashes from time to time.

I do have another option, but it's a decided downgrade. I have a pair of 512MB PCIE 2.0 cards that I could toss in, if necessary, but I'd rather put up with the artifacture right now.
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If you only get the random artifacts popping up while gaming then you could underclock the cards to help stabilize them for a bit.

From what you are saying though it does sound like one of the cards might be faulty, unlikely to be both, one would think.   

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Offline Snowcrash
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I noticed the cards Dave & Freddy posted were very similar but Dave's one is the Over Clocked version. Although the core and boost speeds seem the same.

In my experience, artefacts from your graphics card are a sign the memory is corrupt, normally due to overheating. Often just one part of one chip so crashes are random. One card could well be ok.
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Well I've swapped the locations of the cards due to how the jury-rigged fans are mounted, so we'll see how it goes, but I haven't had much time for gaming of late, so I haven't noticed anything yet. Again, we'll see. Smiley
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Offline Freddy
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Well spotted Snowy, that would explain some of the price difference.
Posted November 23, 2016, 18:22:27 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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The Black Friday deals have already started here Dave - I guess it will be the same over there. What used to be one day became two, then a long weekend and now a week it seems. But now is the time to look for deals Smiley
Posted November 24, 2016, 17:35:25 PM Logged

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Actually, the "Black Friday" specials and sales started here on Monday, and many are in effect all the rest of the month. It's strange to see how that sale event has grown like a can... Oops? Insensitive of me. Sorry. ...grown like a pernicious weed.
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Offline Freddy
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I thought it was probably like that.

I think I am about to splurge £340 on a GTX1070 I just found.  Grin
Posted November 24, 2016, 22:55:45 PM Logged

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I did it, too good to miss Grin
Posted November 24, 2016, 23:04:44 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Went for Asus in the end : https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/TURBO-GTX1070-8G/

Picked up for £340 and got about £20 in Nectar Points as eBay are running a 10x points offer. So £320 in the end.

Read a few reviews on NewEgg first and some others, which were positive. Was a little concerned about the single fan, but I do like these exhaust cards so most of the heat will go out the back. My case is well ventilated for any heat remaining, reviews said they don't get too hot - around 70C on average. Also has two HDMI ports so I will be able to dispense with the adapter I had bought to run Rift and just plug it all into the card.

Right I am done spending !
Posted November 25, 2016, 00:49:11 AM Logged
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