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I7 990X With A Low Low End Graphics Card ?

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I didn't no the answer to this myself so if anyone can help I would really appreciate it. The thing is I have a friend who's got a Intel i7 990x CPU but has what i would say a rubbish graphics card a 512MB Nvidia GT 210 yes that's right I told him this but he goes he will not play any games at all (which he can't anyways with a rubbish like that ) all his gonna use it is for video encoding, editing, video conversion he also has overclocked the damn thing to 4.2GHz. Soooooo My question is with a Beast like the Intel i7 990x and rubbish like GT 210 is their a chance he can damage the CPU because of such a bad graphics card ? will a bad card have any impact on a beast of a CPU ? I no its a kinda stupid question but surely his not taking the full use of it I think he even will have problem with video encoding, rendering whatever his gonna do
by the way I did tell him this aswell then he started to get a bit worried even though i jus made it up but I want to no can this happen ?
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Lol no.
    
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Nope none what so ever. If he isn't gaming there isn't really any reason for him to have a high end graphics card.
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No he wont damage his cpu using a low end card like that.
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post #5 of 11
It won't damage anything at all.
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It won't hurt the CPU. But it will have a severe impact on the performance of the chip especially when it comes to encoding video.

If he's spent that much money on a CPU tell him to at least snag a 200-300$ GPU. GTX 470, 480, or even a 560 Ti to 570. But if he's got money to blow a 1.5gb 580 will do him nicely.
 
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GTX 210 is a little better than most on-board video.
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Lol no, the CPU cannot be hurt with a lower end GPU.
    
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post #9 of 11
Why don't you suggest a GTX550. It will eliminate any sort of a bottleneck, cost about 130.

To be honest though, doesn't sound like he really needs it.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
But if he's got money to blow a 1.5gb 580 will do him nicely.
I think his already blown it on the i7 990x so much that he couldn't get a decent GPU

Also thank you to eveyone for their answers really appreciate it know I can tell him I was jokin and that he'll be ok

before he does something stupid and sells his i7 990x and gets a Intel Pentium 4 CPU and Nvidia GTX 590 Graphics card ...
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