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Graphics Semi-passive graphics card choice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Risky, 12 Oct 2020.

  1. Risky

    Risky Modder

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    My rig was:

    Intel Xeon E3-1285
    Asus Maximus V Gene
    16GB RAM
    ASUS GeForce GTX 960 STRIX DCUII OC
    with a HP 1920 x 1200 monitor that was pretty good in 20101)

    But I was getting graphics crashes (that would turn off the monitor and require a reboot) which weren't helped by driver reinstalls, but were helped by taking the card out. I then bought a GT1030 passive card to keep things running (I have a use for the card later).

    Most of my gaming is World of Tanks at the moment which isn't the most demanding, but I might want to play something current some day.

    I looked at RTX 2060 as the absolute max, but not sure if it's justified. Also concerned to find a card that doesn't get upset to run passive when not worked.


    Any advice. I'm a bit out of the loop on GPU stuff these days.
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Do you think your PSU could have been the problem? As looking at the age of the machine and the nature of the crash it feeels like a PSU issue...
     
  3. Risky

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    I could take a look. I have a few spare PSU.
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Failing that, was for the new GPU launches in a few weeksa for prices to settle would be my recomendation :)
     

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