View Full Version : My computer, what can I do to add better performance?
05-22-2008, 08:54 PM
Motherboard: Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP, P35, Socket-775,DDR2, WIFI, ATX, GbLAN, PCI-Ex16
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Socket LGA775, 8MB, BOXED
RAM: Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's
GPU: Gainward GeForce 7200GS 256MB DDR2, PCI-Express, DVI, Tv-Out, Heatsink
I want to add any little more to better performance but not expensive :-) I try softmodding GPU to Quadro FX but don´t work else free... Hope you understand my english.
What performance do you want to improve?
05-23-2008, 05:42 AM
the quadro softmod....well, I don't think it works on that card, but regardless, you won't see better performance, unless you were running an application designed to make use of the quadro driver, like 3ds max or maya for example.
Frankly, you've a decent computer, and without knowing the answer to lots question, I'd say invest in a new video card, it's a low-end part on quite a good computer.
If you want something free, read up on the how-to and dangers of over clocking and try and get some more out of your cpu. It's not a great option, but free and will give you more performance, of a kind.
05-23-2008, 06:36 AM
I want to better performance in 3d viewport, render, and more.
Softmodding work for GeForce 7600GT, 8x series and maybe few more but not 7200GT.
I read many overclocker Q6600 to 3 GHz without problem but I have orginal fan so don´t think it´s good idea to overclocker. I must buy new fan to give better cool.
If I will buy new graphics card what you recommend for 3D, I want to better performance in viewport and raytrace/reflection rendering.
05-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Sorry, I have GeForce 8600 GT not 7200GT.
Wonder if ATI FireGL V3600, 256MB GDDR4, 128bit, PCI-Express,2xDL-DVI-I, HD Component is good?
or better PNY Quadro FX 370, 256MB DDR2 64-bit, PCI-Express, 2xDVI-I, Retail?
or PNY Quadro NVS 280, 64MB DDR 64-bit, PCI, DMS-59, Retail?
I´m using 64bit system so best with 64bit?
Don't get the NVS, it's not geared towards 3D work. It's meant for multiple monitor data display.
05-23-2008, 10:14 AM
Let me know if you have 220€ what you will buy for graphics card?
Only fastest in viewport or better fast rendering with raytraces too?
I would very likely get a current Nvidia card.
Don't expect any advantage for raytracing though, it's a well known fact that only specialty renderers like Gelato make any use of the Graphics card for rendering.
05-23-2008, 10:55 AM
Thank you :) I want render fast with raytraces/reflections what I need for less than 220€?
05-23-2008, 11:01 AM
So I need QuadroFX cards :)
05-23-2008, 11:56 AM
I have GeForce 8600GT.. Is NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 better than GeForce 8600GT?
05-23-2008, 01:23 PM
Remember - rendering is cpu only, viewport performance is mainly gpu (and making sure you have the proper drivers etc).
I'd say it would be worth investing in a proper cpu cooler like the Thermalright Ultra 120-e and a decent fan, for a comparatlively small outlay you'll be able to push the performance of your cpu much further.
For viewport the new ati cards are supposed to be much better value for money than quadro cards. (v3600, v5600)
I picked up a quadro 4500 on ebay a while back for 200 pounds and it works great, previous generation but it still powers through large scenes, so you could try second-hand.
TBH, viewport performance is spread across how well your video card, CPU, and RAM perform. In most cases you are CPU limited in viewports, not GPU. Its the CPU that computes mesh deformation, its the CPU that computes dynamics, its the CPU that computes IK. The GPU merely draws triangles :P So really, the only situation where you would be GPU bound is on a static object whose poly count and textures are through the roof.
05-24-2008, 07:14 AM
Thanks you! I don´t need new graphics card. I have Q6600 (4 core) and I can try overclock with new fan to 3.0 GHz. Maybe 10% better performance? Any here have Q6600 and overclock to 3.0 Ghz or more?
Quad Q6600 don´t run dual with any motherboard? Because Intel Socket 775, must have 771 to run dual if i´m right?
05-24-2008, 08:30 AM
... Any here have Q6600 and overclock to 3.0 Ghz or more?
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05-24-2008, 08:30 AM
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