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Kronomic

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Hey I've done some research and asked some people if my APU is a bottleneck, I own a A10-6800K @ 4.5 Ghz (OC)

And people have told me to disable my apu and just keep my cpu, and there will be a significant performance increase. I was just wondering if that was true?

 

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Hello Kronomic,

 

Having read your upgrade thread here I am aware that you intend fitting a XFX - Radeon R9 270X 2GB video card, this will become your default graphics device and the MBs integrated video ports would normally be automatically disabled, what you need to check though is whether or not the two devices are capable of working together in Crossfire, this tends to be more common on high end notebooks that have CPUs capable of producing graphics + a dedicated video chip so I feel that it is unlikely in your case and so you should not need to disable anything in the BIOS.

 

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So what your saying is that if it is disabled, The graphics card will no longer be bottlenecked by the crappy crossfired one? Which is the apu?


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Where the computer concerned is a desktop once the BIOS detects an add on video card the MBs integrated video port/s will normally be automatically disabled, this can often be manually changed in the BIOS but as long as you have not done so the add on video card will be the primary graphics device and the APU will be disabled, this will free up resources for the processor and result in better overall performance.

 

Suggested steps for before you intend fitting the new video card;

 

1: Save the drivers for the new card to a folder created on your desktop.

2: Shut down the computer and disconnect all power cords.

3: Ground yourself on a bare piece of metal on the case or PSU before handling/fitting the new video card.

4: Reassemble the computer ensuring that all connections are correct and secure.

5: Restart the computer in Safe Mode and install the drivers that you saved to your desktop.

6: Restart the computer as you normally would and test.

 

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So, I know how to install a new gpu. I just have 0 clue on what to do afterwards, someone replied to my previous thread about it and said to boot it in safe mode and install the drivers that you saved into a folder, then restart your computer normally. But question, How do you go about putting your correct drivers, for YOUR card, on your desktop to be installed in safe mode?

 

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 How do you go about putting your correct drivers, for YOUR card, on your desktop to be installed in safe mode?

 

You have to download the drivers from the website of your graphic card.

For ex. if you use NVIDIA then go to the website and select the model of the card and your OS ex. windows 7 or xp,  and download it and save it on a folder ,

first fix your graphic card in your motherboard and see whether it get recognized through device manager

then in device manager right click on your new graphic card and select Update driver it will search for the driver that you saved in your computer and update it...

if not then you manually update the driver by clicking on the download driver setup.exe and run it and then restart your pc.

 

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And then after that I just go to the AMD Gaming Evolved App, And check that it says all drivers up to date? :)


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And then after that I just go to the AMD Gaming Evolved App, And check that it says all drivers up to date? :)

 

Good to go!  :spoton:

 

Updated drivers are safe always! :thumbsup:

 

whether anyother issues there?


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Nope thank you so much! :)


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Thanks for update!  :thumbsup:

 

Post back if you have issues!  :wave:

 

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Kronomic,

 

For convenience and to avoid any conflicting guidance your two video card related threads have been merged.

 

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