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I don't think all brands have the 6-pin. Which is why a lot of miners will get 7 or more in a system. They don't waste the extra money on the ti version but what I looked at on the EVGA site their cards don't have the 6-pin

The first part is true. A reference 750Ti lacks connections from the PSU. I do however find it unlikely that the miners will be sticking that many GPUs in one system. If all are drawing power, then that's 525W from the PCIe bus, which can cause some very bad things to happen.

OP, you ought to be fine with a 770. A 760, realistically, will be about the same, and a 670 will be somewhere in the middle of those two.
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I have tried many many times and for long hours to overclock over 3.2. 420FSB is manageable nowadays for me, with a couple of problems is stress tests. But when I go for 440+ my computer will not start at all. It is just blackscreen and I have to hit reset so it will restart and I can go back in the bios to readjust stuff. I always imagined it was the motherboard. Still it could be one of the many voltages that I looked about nad changed and altered and never got any result. CPU PLL, FSB Termination, NB and SB and Clock Over-Charging voltages are all things I do not really get. Well I do get the FSB Termination, NB and SB ones, but I do not know much about where to put what. But I have tried many combinations, mostly because "auto" is a word I never, ever trusted. Still be it because I lack skill and patience or because my MB is not up to it, I have never managed the usual 3.6 PC that my CPU seems that can get.

 

It sounds to me like you're seeing a limitation of the X38 chipset.

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The first part is true. A reference 750Ti lacks connections from the PSU. I do however find it unlikely that the miners will be sticking that many GPUs in one system. If all are drawing power, then that's 525W from the PCIe bus, which can cause some very bad things to happen.

OP, you ought to be fine with a 770. A 760, realistically, will be about the same, and a 670 will be somewhere in the middle of those two.

They actually use USB risers and can have quite a bit of cards in a single system. Search the mining thread, there are a lot of pictures.
Edited by Mercyflush64 - 3/22/14 at 7:43pm
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If you take a look on this picture you will see that this EVGA GTX 750 ti, does need a 6pin connector.

That is only for the ACX cooler model. The regular versions do not require the 6-pin so it must be for the after market cooler included on those 2 models
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The 750 ti will be a great upgrade like as fast as you will get with your system. with a new ssd. Save your money for an I-5 3570 or fx 8320 later. Or if you over clock just get the 6300 and a good mother board with good cooling smile.gif
Edited by gridlock33 - 3/22/14 at 9:16pm
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The first part is true. A reference 750Ti lacks connections from the PSU. I do however find it unlikely that the miners will be sticking that many GPUs in one system. If all are drawing power, then that's 525W from the PCIe bus, which can cause some very bad things to happen.

OP, you ought to be fine with a 770. A 760, realistically, will be about the same, and a 670 will be somewhere in the middle of those two.

Well from what I am concluding, 770 will feel like it is on vacations on my pc since it will never go close to its full potential. More like it seems an 760 is the same.As for an 670, I can;t find it at a good price to choose that above 760.
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It sounds to me like you're seeing a limitation of the X38 chipset.

Sadly it seems so. Oh well, I am glad it still is working biggrin.gif
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That is only for the ACX cooler model. The regular versions do not require the 6-pin so it must be for the after market cooler included on those 2 models

Yes I kind of guessed, considering it does not have something more than it's single fan counterpart that is found on EVGA's same page.
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The 750 ti will be a great upgrade like as fast as you will get with your system. with a new ssd. Save your money for an I-5 3570 or fx 8320 later. Or if you over clock just get the 6300 and a good mother board with good cooling smile.gif

I want to get an SSD as soon as I upgrade, but not before that. That is mostly because my motherboard can handle up to 3Gb/s. I will not be upgrading any time soon though, mostly because I want to get something good and not something with what money I have now. I really think I might go and get a 750 ti and be over with it. It seems the best fitting solution for my pc.
    
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Am I the only one unable to see the OP's system info in the sig?
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I have a 650ti and it is an acceptable little card on a budget. I did grab an aftermarket fan from arctic cooling and could not be happier to be rid of the high pitch whine those little card fans have. I mine on it and now rarely gets over 43c with fan speed at only 26%. When I game I can max most games. For the price these little budget cards deliver enough for me not to miss spending the extra $500.

A word of advice is to go with an EVGA card. They have a policy called the step up program that gives I believe 90 days after you register your card to upgrade it to a better model and just pay the difference. Decent warranties and the customer service will deal directly with you fast to solve any little issue.
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Well from what I am concluding, 770 will feel like it is on vacations on my pc since it will never go close to its full potential. More like it seems an 760 is the same.As for an 670, I can;t find it at a good price to choose that above 760.
Sadly it seems so. Oh well, I am glad it still is working biggrin.gif
Yes I kind of guessed, considering it does not have something more than it's single fan counterpart that is found on EVGA's same page.
I want to get an SSD as soon as I upgrade, but not before that. That is mostly because my motherboard can handle up to 3Gb/s. I will not be upgrading any time soon though, mostly because I want to get something good and not something with what money I have now. I really think I might go and get a 750 ti and be over with it. It seems the best fitting solution for my pc.

 

Yeah, I'm glad that it's still working too! :) It's a solid system at stock! :)

 

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Am I the only one unable to see the OP's system info in the sig?

 

It's working on my end. Try experimenting with different browsers (but not for the purpose of finding a permanent solution). If that doesn't work, then reboot and try again with each browser that you feeling like trying. Failing that, then I recommend submitting a bug report:

 

http://www.overclock.net/f/17791/submit-a-bug-report

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Just go for the 760, 670, 680, or 770 (in order by performance). Even at 3.2ghz the bottleneck will only be evident on cpu intensive games.
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