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TUFF Stough

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In Topic: New Graphic Card on Old Mobo

13 February 2017 - 07:33 AM

For a really cheap option (If you don't want games but just basic compatibility) the GT 210 would suffice. In my country (Australia) one can be picked up for $20 AUD. It works OOB with GraphicsEnabler=Yes for Chameleon and nVidia injection in Clover. A GT 610 is also another option if you want a step up.

I'm not a heavy gamer. Just a basic user. Also since the OSX support on C2D processor is getting fewer and fewer, I don't think spending much on graphic card for such an old rig is going to be worthy enough anyway. But I'll look forward for all the suggestion above, and put them into consideration.



In Topic: New Graphic Card on Old Mobo

13 February 2017 - 02:48 AM

I use Nvidia GT 740 (Kepler GPU) which works OOB (disabled grapic injection in chameleon, not needed) . Before that i had an GT 640 - also OOB, 740 is about 20% faster.

Works with OS X drivers and! NvidiaWeb.

I have also old 775 GA Mainbord with Quad 8400 cpu.


I would avoid Fermi (working but some freezes, more power consumtion) and Maxwell GPU (you need NvidiaWeb driver - problem of updates and not full compatible - we wait for Apple Maxwell/pascal drivers)


So look for an Kepler GPU type - depends of speed and price you want to pay. Used ones are also available :)

Highend Kepler GPU type would be not a good deal, because you would need then also much faster CPU to get full speed advantage.

GT 640 (Kepler) / GT 740.

GTX 750 Ti maybe also good , faster than GT 740 and not oversized for the low end CPU.


Here List of GPu type 600 , 700 - because its really difficult to guess which card type has which gpu type (Fermi/Kelper).




Thanks for valuable information. GT750 Ti doesn't seems to be available anywhere near my living. So I'll look for GT740 or 640. Would it be a problem if previously the size was 1GB (DDR2) then I plug in 2 or more GB (DDR3 or DDR5) into it?

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