New GPU in an old computer

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New GPU in an old computer

Postby wolf 359 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:35 pm

I have a DualCore Intel Pentium E5400, 2700 MHz with 2 GB of memory and windows 7. This computer maybe too slow for folding@home so I'm thinking of installing a radeon HD 7790. Does this sound like a good idea?
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Re: New GPU in an old computer

Postby Jesse_V » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:41 pm

I would make sure that the power supply can handle such a card.
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Re: New GPU in an old computer

Postby 7im » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:44 pm

It's not too slow to fold if you use both CPU cores. However, the GPU is a better upgrade assuming the PSU can handle it like Jesse said.
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Re: New GPU in an old computer

Postby wolf 359 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:49 pm

Jesse_V wrote:I would make sure that the power supply can handle such a card.

Good idea I'll check that
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