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Hey guys, Tried my hand at a Tutorial. Hope it is helpful, hope it makes sense and I hope it doesn't bore you to death *Hides Face*

UsingexternalgraphicscardwithAlienwareAlpha_2.docx 4736k .docx file

Nice work Dameyon
post #1752 of 2156
Thanks cborw and it was my pleasure Keorithy. I still have to be grateful you were observant enough to catch that I was about to order the wrong version. You saved me some time, money and headache. Thank you cborw for sharing your knowledge, thanks to all you guys. Great community, glad to be a part of it.
post #1753 of 2156
Anyone else here having issues with windows store? Trying to get my quantum break downloaded and it has been forever in queue and never started frown.gif
post #1754 of 2156
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Anyone else here having issues with windows store? Trying to get my quantum break downloaded and it has been forever in queue and never started frown.gif


I don't think so, I can use it normally
post #1755 of 2156
Installed a 4590S last night. For reference, it only down clocks in synthetic benchmarks, runs all the way up to 3.7 Ghz, no problem. Never exceeds 85C under load.
post #1756 of 2156
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Installed a 4590S last night. For reference, it only down clocks in synthetic benchmarks, runs all the way up to 3.7 Ghz, no problem. Never exceeds 85C under load.
Niiiiice
post #1757 of 2156
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Originally Posted by keorithy View Post

I don't think so, I can use it normally
ok thanks, I'm getting a problem downloading Quantum Break from the store, tried downloading random apps and they download fine. Can't get that or killer instinct to start sigh.
post #1758 of 2156
Hi Guys, posted this a couple of pages back, but think it got lost amongst all the excitement about the egpu lol

So,
got another Alpha! Cheers THEROTHERHAMKID thumb.gif

The Alpha is coming "barebones", so has no CPU or HDD.

So, which is the absolute best CPU I can put in it? lol

I have a spare i5 4690K, but was thinking of sourcing the i7 4785T that comes with the Alpha. However, according to this: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4785T-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4690K
The i5 smokes the i7????
Im guessing thats because its a desktop chip running at full power compared to the low power "T" i7. In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_5PB73ZdV8
Digital Foundry say the i5 4690K gets throttled down to 2.7GHz, so is that still comparable to the i7-4785T??

Also, I do have access to an i7-4790K I could put in, but not sure what speed that would be down clocked too?

cheers
post #1759 of 2156
Any T-series processor, probably any S-series (can now verify that 4590S runs full speed under most conditions), and the i3 4170/4370 are all fine. Full power CPUs like the 4790 or 4790k will always down clock. If going with a T-series (expensive) go for a 4690T or 4790T, else go with an S-series as they're easier and cheaper to obtain.
post #1760 of 2156
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Originally Posted by hermitmaster View Post

Any T-series processor, probably any S-series (can now verify that 4590S runs full speed under most conditions), and the i3 4170/4370 are all fine. Full power CPUs like the 4790 or 4790k will always down clock. If going with a T-series (expensive) go for a 4690T or 4790T, else go with an S-series as they're easier and cheaper to obtain.

Cheers!
On that digital foundry video, he mentions that the Alpha will treat standard desktop CPU's as their low power equivalents and down clocks them accordingly. So am I right in thinking that the Alpha will downclock an i7 4790K so it runs the exact same as the 4790T??
I've found a 4790T for sale, and wondered if it was worth selling my K version and getting that, but if the Alpha runs them exactly the same then there is no point, right?

Hope I make sense lol
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