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But then am I back to having an issue with connecting the card with 8 and 6 pin?

 

It IS true. You could power this very easily with a good quality-made 450-550W PSU.

 

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But then am I back to having an issue with connecting the card with 8 and 6 pin?

 

All you have to do is make sure the PSU is connected to both the 6 and 8-pin connectors on the video card with PCI-E cables and then you will be all set. Do not plug in just the 6-pin or the 8-pin; plug both in.

 

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Intel Core 2 Q6700 2.66 GHz. Really hope this isn't a problem... stun.gif

 

It might not be since it's a Core2 Quad. Still, that's a very old CPU now. However, you should get a good aftermarket cooler and overclock it to reduce the bottleneck. It will help a lot.

 

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I was asking about using the GTX 460 for PhysX. Sorry if that was not worded in the best fashion.

 

Thank you for clearing that up. I figured that this was far easier than me trying to dissect your post and explain how I knew you were saying this.


Edited by TwoCables - 4/3/14 at 5:32pm
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post #12 of 19
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It might not be since it's a Core2 Quad. Still, that's a very old CPU now. However, you should get a good aftermarket cooler and overclock it to reduce the bottleneck. It will help a lot.

I don't mean to be a pain, but could you explain this a bit more? What would be the best way to overclock this and to what degree should I aim for? I have no idea on the cooler aspect of what I should be looking for either.

You've been a big help so far, I appreciate it!
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I don't mean to be a pain, but could you explain this a bit more? What would be the best way to overclock this and to what degree should I aim for? I have no idea on the cooler aspect of what I should be looking for either.

You've been a big help so far, I appreciate it!

 

You're very welcome!

 

The best way to overclock it is by posting a thread here on OCN in the "Intel - General" forum with a thread title that contains both "Q6700" and "EVGA 780i SLI motherboard" (since "EVGA 780i SLI" at a glance can be misinterpreted as talking about two GTX 780s in SLI).

 

The air cooler might have to be selected by other members on here. I have been out of the loop too long.

 

Alternatively, you can ask in a new thread in the Graphics Cards > "NVIDIA" forum how much of a reduction to the bottleneck of the 770 you might get by overclocking the Q6700. If you'd see an appreciable reduction, then you can ask how far the Q6700 would have to be overclocked in order to make a noticeable reduction to the bottleneck.

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post #14 of 19
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Thanks for the info! I posted a new thread over in the NVIDIA sub forum, so hopefully some folks over there will be as helpful as you!

I'd really like everything to work out..I've been eyeballing the GTX 770 for a while now hah. Messing with any overclocking and getting/installing an aircooler seems a bit daunting, so hopefully it ends up being a quick fix.
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Thanks for the info! I posted a new thread over in the NVIDIA sub forum, so hopefully some folks over there will be as helpful as you!

 

Aw, thanks. :)

 

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I'd really like everything to work out..I've been eyeballing the GTX 770 for a while now hah. Messing with any overclocking and getting/installing an aircooler seems a bit daunting, so hopefully it ends up being a quick fix.

 

I hope so too!

 

You might find though that instead of being daunting, it's extremely fun and addicting.

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post #16 of 19
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I just don't know anything about overclocking and the how to's and what's safe and so on. The last thing I want to do is screw myself and have to get a new processor in the end anyways hah.

Based on some extremely outdated forum threads I found elsewhere (I'm talking 2007-2011), it looks like the Q6700 can be overclocked to between 3.2 and 3.6 ghz with proper cooling. My biggest concern is if doing that will even help reduce the bottleneck on the GTX 770. If I could get it to say, 3.2 ghz from 2.67...in your experience do you think that'd be enough? I have like...5 massive fans moving air through my system as it is...I'm curious as to if I'd still need to have a cooler specifically for the CPU for somewhat minor overclocking. Currently Core Temp is saying my cores are running at like 45 C on the high end.

In any case, hopefully I find out soon heh.
Edited by Neurodriven - 4/3/14 at 6:46pm
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I just don't know anything about overclocking and the how to's and what's safe and so on. The last thing I want to do is screw myself and have to get a new processor in the end anyways hah.

 

That's why I recommended making a thread in the "Intel - General" forum.

 

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Based on some extremely outdated forum threads I found elsewhere (I'm talking 2007-2011), it looks like the Q6700 can be overclocked to between 3.2 and 3.6 ghz with proper cooling. My biggest concern is if doing that will even help reduce the bottleneck on the GTX 770. If I could get it to say, 3.2 ghz from 2.67...in your experience do you think that'd be enough?

In any case, hopefully I find out soon heh.

 

I don't know. That's why I recommended making a thread in the NVIDIA forum. :/ You need to ask and out if the bottleneck would be reduced by an appreciable amount with overclocking, and if so, then how far would the CPU need to be overclocked in order to get an appreciable reduction to that bottleneck.

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post #18 of 19
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I really AM ignorant. The guy I bought the system from like 2 years had installed a XIGMATEK AIO-S80DP liquid cooler over the processor. I never even noticed despite the fact it is a massive extra box hah.

I may just dink around with some overclocking since I already have a cooler in there. My shame...
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I really AM ignorant. The guy I bought the system from like 2 years had installed a XIGMATEK AIO-S80DP liquid cooler over the processor. I never even noticed despite the fact it is a massive extra box hah.

I may just dink around with some overclocking since I already have a cooler in there. My shame...

 

Hmm. Now I wish I knew things about water cooling products. lol I mean, I don't know how good or bad that unit might be.

 

Anyway, just make sure you ask for help and don't do anything that you're not told to do.

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