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Bit of a mess right now *hides face* but this is me lolol


Nice Wheel!!!
post #1782 of 2154
lol Thanks man
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Amazing work with the external graphics Dameyon!!! Do you use the egfx all the time now? Is it stable? I'm going to try and do the same thing with a gtx 1070 for VR.

Keep us posted man smile.gif)))
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Not sure what all the codes are for but it may be some power related issue.

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19659357

Sorted it! It was a bent over pin in the CPU socket!

With the help of an optical theodolite and a very small screwdriver I managed to straighten it out :-)

Alpha's all working now :-)
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Originally Posted by retroPhil View Post

Amazing work with the external graphics Dameyon!!! Do you use the egfx all the time now? Is it stable? I'm going to try and do the same thing with a gtx 1070 for VR.

Keep us posted man smile.gif)))

Hey retroPhil, thanks. It works extremely well yes, I use it all the time now. It is very stable, it has become my default video card until I upgrade to a 970 or maybe 1070 which ever I get my hands on when I take my trip. I will definitely keep you guys posted. What I found though is I got way better results setting the internal GPU to handle PhysX but in Benchmarks when setting the external to PhysX with Rainbow six siege for instance, the figures were slightly better but no major difference in performance but very few times I actually saw frame rate drops during play. So I set the internal to handle PhysX and fps is considerably more stable figures wise but most important thing is gameplay despite what figures say lol and either way it works fine. Still have a lot of experimenting to do, playing with settings and overclocking will definitely enhance the experience as well. It will be even better with a better external.
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Originally Posted by spoonablehippo View Post

Sorted it! It was a bent over pin in the CPU socket!

With the help of an optical theodolite and a very small screwdriver I managed to straighten it out :-)

Alpha's all working now :-)

Glad to hear..good job smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Dameyon View Post

Hey retroPhil, thanks. It works extremely well yes, I use it all the time now. It is very stable, it has become my default video card until I upgrade to a 970 or maybe 1070 which ever I get my hands on when I take my trip. I will definitely keep you guys posted. What I found though is I got way better results setting the internal GPU to handle PhysX but in Benchmarks when setting the external to PhysX with Rainbow six siege for instance, the figures were slightly better but no major difference in performance but very few times I actually saw frame rate drops during play. So I set the internal to handle PhysX and fps is considerably more stable figures wise but most important thing is gameplay despite what figures say lol and either way it works fine. Still have a lot of experimenting to do, playing with settings and overclocking will definitely enhance the experience as well. It will be even better with a better external.

It's crazy that you can still use the internal card to do the PhysX, it changes everything biggrin.gif

One question btw, your gfx card only draws 120W according to Nvidia's site

Or is that just me not understanding where the powers going?
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Originally Posted by cborw View Post

Hey zebular. The PCIe 1.0 x16 you are talking about is greatly faster than our 2.0 x1. It is 4 GB/s vs. 500 MB/s. So it is much more likely the alpha might suffer from it instead of your older system.
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Originally Posted by retroPhil View Post

It's crazy that you can still use the internal card to do the PhysX, it changes everything biggrin.gif

One question btw, your gfx card only draws 120W according to Nvidia's site

Or is that just me not understanding where the powers going?
to run the card I am using an external power supply a 600w EVGA, I see what you mean but they say 400 is recommended but it depends on the system, it may require less but don't forget everything else on the board will need power so I kinda ignore that 120w. My card is actually the 4gb variant
https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/gtx-960-amp-4gb#spec
Edited by Dameyon - 6/3/16 at 8:53am
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Yea I can see your concern from under powering the card. But if the system already has power, I "guess" all what extra power required would be the gfx.

I'll try it and come crying to you when it all goes wrong. smile.gif
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Lol
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