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post #2121 of 2129
And now if I try to start it up with the 1070 hooked up and power supply on, my loading screen freezes even though I'm still hooked up to the motherboard. It was going pretty smoothly yesterday. I'm not understanding what happened today.
post #2122 of 2129
Coltlacey1,

To get this to work, first have 2 cables for both the internet/external GPU (my setup is 1 HDMI cable to internal GPU and 1 DVI cable for external GPU). Boot into windows with internal GPU and disable. Reboot Windows and once screen freezes at Windows logo screen swap video sources. You can use an HDMI cable for both internal/external gpu but you have to swap connections. Let me know if it helps.

My setup:

Alienware Alpha i7 edition with 16GB ram, 1 tb SSD, external GPU with Zotac 1070 GTX
post #2123 of 2129
What kinds of upgrades are people doing to improve cooling?
post #2124 of 2129
There really is not much you can do without hacking up the case to add something different like an aio water cooler. There are some fans out there for laptops that might fit in the shrouds that are in it though. I have not seen anything on moded cooling solutions though I have a bunch there us an aio that will fit.
post #2125 of 2129
I found this xeon that has an igpu so do you think it might work?
http://ark.intel.com/products/76300/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1275L-v3-8M-Cache-2_70-GHz
post #2126 of 2129
New to the page. I have the stock alpha i3 4130t. Upped the ram to 16gb and swapped the 5400rpm drive for a 512gb crucial ssd.
I am shooping around for a new cpu but as I'm new to pc gaming I wanted to know what cpu is best for the alpha

It's out of

I5 4690t or
I7 4790t

Both are a jump over the stock i3 but will the i7 be throttled back and with the GTX card being a ptential bottleneck is there any point in going for the i7.

I play mainly SIM games like planet coaster and currently get 20-25fps on high settings in a busy detailed park on Planet coaster. I want a cpu that means I can get a good 45fps if possible at 1080p on high settings. I have read through the bulk of this thread and seen mixed reviews so in lame terms what gains will I expect over the stock i3 4130t?

Thanks
post #2127 of 2129
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Originally Posted by IIP4U1II View Post

New to the page. I have the stock alpha i3 4130t. Upped the ram to 16gb and swapped the 5400rpm drive for a 512gb crucial ssd.
I am shooping around for a new cpu but as I'm new to pc gaming I wanted to know what cpu is best for the alpha

It's out of

I5 4690t or
I7 4790t

Both are a jump over the stock i3 but will the i7 be throttled back and with the GTX card being a ptential bottleneck is there any point in going for the i7.

I play mainly SIM games like planet coaster and currently get 20-25fps on high settings in a busy detailed park on Planet coaster. I want a cpu that means I can get a good 45fps if possible at 1080p on high settings. I have read through the bulk of this thread and seen mixed reviews so in lame terms what gains will I expect over the stock i3 4130t?

Thanks
Unless there is a severe CPU bottleneck, it's unlikely that you'll see a 20 fps boost. However, I would recommend the Core i5 4590S if you want to upgrade. It tends to be much cheaper and a lot easier to find than any of the T-series chips.
post #2128 of 2129
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Unless there is a severe CPU bottleneck, it's unlikely that you'll see a 20 fps boost. However, I would recommend the Core i5 4590S if you want to upgrade. It tends to be much cheaper and a lot easier to find than any of the T-series chips.

Only thing about that cpu is it's wattage. I would be always worrying bout temperatures :/
post #2129 of 2129
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Originally Posted by IIP4U1II View Post

Only thing about that cpu is it's wattage. I would be always worrying bout temperatures :/
I've been running a 4590S for 18 months. No throttling, stays below 90C on load with the exception of synthetic benchmarks. People have run a 4790k in these boxes with no ill-effects aside from a bit of throttling.
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