I don't have a primitive enough cable
It works fine, I plugged in my monitor to one of the card's DVI ports and I'm updating the crap out of everything on here now.
Specs for the curious:CPU: Phenom x4 9650 @2.31GHz (200.9 x 11.5)
Motherboard: M61PME-S2P (Socket M2)
Memory: 4GB DDR2 Kingston something, 401.9MHz, 5-5-5-18-24-2T, dual channel unganged setup
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850, 625/993MHz
Hard Drive: 7200rpm WD Caviar 313GB
Power Supply: Codegen 450X - 450W
Case: no-name, package-build-spec mid tower
CPU cooling: stock
OS: Windows XP Professional 32bit SP3
I'll run some stress tests and see how the temps go. If they are dismal I will consider reapplying thermal paste to the CPU/GPU as required. I'd consider tinkering with the clocks but I can't justify it on stock cooling.
Actually, maybe just a tiny bit won't hurt.. ^-^
edit: after just 8 minutes of work at stock speed, Prime95 has the CPU at 65degC so I might leave the clocks alone
I put this down almost entirely to poor case ventilation, because after idling for 5minutes it's still at 52 degrees and sloooowly dropping. The only exhaust fan is the PSU fan at the top of the rear fascia, there are no intake fans, and the CPU fan just blows air flat onto the CPU so it's no help to airflow whatsoever. If I had a spare fan laying around I'd throw one in somewhere and hook it up to the motherboard but I don't.
If it were my PC, this cooler
and a couple of these fans
would be on order straight away, just to shut the thing up a bit whilst remaining on the cheap!
this CPU fan doesn't seem to know how to turn itself down! Neither does the GPU fan actually, they are both annoyingly loud.
edit2: couldn't resist
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no artifacting yet but I'll stop there due to not having a proper stability test (3dmark etc) installed and reaching 75degC in stress testing. Still a good result and noticeably smoother believe it or not. I'm happy with it knowing this PC is not a gaming platform and will probably never see 100% GPU stress ever again