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So I finally picked up a rig used and cheaply. When I got it the build the previous owner had done was an absolute nightmare...the guy did not use the cable management portion of the case at all.. so the wiring was just a spiderweb of danger... and to top that off there were only 2 out of 6 motherboard standoffs....lol the board was sitting on the case....I didnt even plug it in... just tore it apart and started over tongue.gif.
so now the thing is rebuilt and running pretty nice here are the specs

I5 3570k
Asus P8 H77- V LE
Corsair vengence 8GB
Antec earthwatts 650 watt PSU
Gigabyte gt430

So she has a fresh install of w7 ultimate and all my apps along with a few games are installed...
now for a few questions.

Is it worth updating the bios for the graphics card?

How overclockable is the gigabyte gt 430 using OC Guru II?

I seem to get a lot of horizontal lines during cinematics in game I think thats what they call tearing but not sure? any cure for that other then better card?

Also what all updates should I do for the MOBO? so far I have downloaded the last bios rev and the chipset drivers ...anything else?
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post #2 of 11
Defiantly upgrade that GPU, thats a massive bottleneck.
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post #3 of 11
Everything is alright for the most part.

If you want to overclock get yourself a nice Z77 board; you could use a GPU upgrade as well.

For your questions:

1. I don't see why you shouldn't, just make sure your computer does not lose power while flashing the new BIOS as you will screw up your graphics card if the flashing procedure is interrupted.

2. You probably wouldn't be able to overclock it well since it's a card meant for HTPCs, hence relatively low power consumption.

3. Update your drivers and play around with your settings.

4. I think you're all set.

Enjoy! thumb.gif
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Defiantly upgrade that GPU, thats a massive bottleneck.

Oh yeah that is for sure in the plans but it will be a while because it needs a cooler and a case first...also planning for a Mpower board....but in the meantime I would like to get what I can out of this card.
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one more question.... can I manually update the mobo bios? the only instructions I found are point towards network updating...
how do I do it?
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one more question.... can I manually update the mobo bios? the only instructions I found are point towards network updating...
how do I do it?
nevermind that one figured it out...board bios up to date....now for the card.
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Well I was able to get the gt 430 overclocked to 850 MHZ from 700.. Gave me a solid 60fps in soulcalibur III on pcsx2 thumb.gif
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Well I was able to get the gt 430 overclocked to 850 MHZ from 700.. Gave me a solid 60fps in soulcalibur III on pcsx2 thumb.gif

Honestly most if not all emulation should be a breeze on that since its 98% CPU based
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Honestly most if not all emulation should be a breeze on that since its 98% CPU based
Still testing games but so far a few of the ps2 games i have are still lagging a bit. for example "god of war II" I was hitting about 45 fps with spikes of 60 fps.... but after overclocking the gpu it did smooth out a little....so I assume the card is my issue there...
for now Im just happy to be ivy bridging biggrin.gif Cant wait to get a cooler on this thing but not till next payday... at that point I might try to spring for a case as well.... its sitting in a CM 912 now that the guy broke a few things on and lost all the hard drive mounts rolleyes.gif Anyhow what say you guys about Cooler Master storm trooper VS NZXT Switch 810?
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Originally Posted by ibleedspeed View Post

Still testing games but so far a few of the ps2 games i have are still lagging a bit. for example "god of war II" I was hitting about 45 fps with spikes of 60 fps.... but after overclocking the gpu it did smooth out a little....so I assume the card is my issue there...
for now Im just happy to be ivy bridging biggrin.gif Cant wait to get a cooler on this thing but not till next payday... at that point I might try to spring for a case as well.... its sitting in a CM 912 now that the guy broke a few things on and lost all the hard drive mounts rolleyes.gif Anyhow what say you guys about Cooler Master storm trooper VS NZXT Switch 810?

with high-end cases like that that all have good cable management areas and whatnot, its really a personal preferance. I'd go with the 810, but thats just me.
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