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Postby Dartman on Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:27 pm

Well still slowly rolling through my tax refund and the old but new ATI 6970hd 2 gig we installed in my I7 980 was hating win 10 and no longer gets any new drivers so my geek friend sold me a 2 week old GTX 1070 8gig for 300 bucks =D>
Haven't even installed it yet but should be a massive improvement in everything and hopefully win 10 likes it better so maybe the driver stopped responding messages when it wakes up from sleep will go away. Its a EVGA with GDDR5 and dual fans and I think it's factory overclocked too and still sells at around 450.
Guess I'll shut it down and plug it in and see if everything's happy.
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Re: New video card

Postby Dartman on Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:37 pm

And it's up and running. Had a false start due to trying to get a 6 to 8 adapter to work, plus the monitor decided to default to DVI rather then HDMI. I have the box for my power supply and it had a extra 8 pin PCIE cord so just plugged it in and that took care of the power, then I discovered the DVI issue when I power cycled the monitor seeing how it wasn't getting video. After that I tried to get device manager to detect and install the drivers which it didn't do, uninstalled the ATI drivers, then discovered the install disk was bad so had to download the latest drivers, all happy again.
The fans don't even spin in desktop mode so this thing is deadly quiet right now except for all the other low noise fans I have. I guess I can change the color the logo lights up on the card and stuff like that but haven't messed with it and trying to figure out how to get into the advanced functions to play with fan speed and check temp but it was merely warm after running a half an hour while I dialed things in.
I guess now I need some new crazy games to play...
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Re: New video card

Postby Ian on Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:21 pm

Very nice. I have a 1060 in my computer at work now and have no complaints. The fans not spinning by default is kinda freaky but I'll take that over them spinning 24x7.
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Re: New video card

Postby Dartman on Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:57 pm

Yeah, the ATI cards always ramp up super fast when they first boot, even worse when they decide to lock up or glitch out during boot as it sits there sounding like a jet till it decides to work or you reset it.
They run hot too but it never seems to bother them. Don't know if the driver/card combination will stop resetting the video driver like my old card was doing after it woke up.
Been a busy day anyways, went online at Best Buy and been watching the Sony UBX 800 ultra hd player that supports HDR, DVD Audio, SACD, any networked media files, and has smart functions like Amazon video and Netflix etc.
Anyways one of my local stores got a couple in stock so I bought online and picked up in the store for 299 so all set for any disk format out there and can retire two machines I was using. A Panasonic first gen Blue Ray player, highly advanced features, beautiful video, loads super slow, and ignores cinivia, and a Denon 757 DVD and high res audio player.
Thing is basically a ES based unit, heavy, built like a tank, and serious specs and media support for money spent. If you dont have a excellent 4k everything player I recommend it, loads fast and the wifi is smooth too if you are out of network ports, I am.
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