Simple question about outdated Nvidia cards

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by ShineGlizzy, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. ShineGlizzy

    ShineGlizzy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yep the 460m runs strong. She's overclocked big time and never goes over 68c. So I'll make a decision on a 680/780m in the next week or so.
     
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    Ok so I've made the decision on getting the 780m, just because the fact it's a little cheaper than the 680m pricewise... So I have the Unlocked A12 BIOS installed already due to the failed 765m install. I should have the new gpu in about a week and a half or so, Micky I know you know about the 680m front to back and I know the cards are somewhat similar. Would you mind helping me when it arrives? Just trying to make this work for me as easy as possible lol, my record is 0-1 installing gpu's and would absolutely appreciate the help!! Thanks for helping me with my miserably failed attempt with the 765m, I would of been lost without you!! Thanks in advance!! :notworthy:
     
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    MickyD1234 Notebook Prophet

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    No problem, keeps the brain active :rolleyes:.

    Just hit me up with a PM and include machine model and current status, working GPU? Also a shot of the bios screens will jog my memory for what will need to be done.

    Will save me bunch of backtracking when it arrives;).
     
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    I have the 460m installed at the moment running like a champ, I'm on an i7-2630QM in turbo mode, I have 16GB RAM(I've seen a lot of R3's with 8GB RAM, maybe the previous owner upgraded?) GPU core at 850, memory at 1565, I get artifacts if any higher while gaming. Max temp under heavy load/4-5hrs of constant gaming is 68c. I assume that's GREAT performance out of the almost a decade old card. I sent the 765m back to the seller on eBay and I just received the refund as of today minus the 20% restocking fee which I'm totally fine with. I will definitely send pics and let you know any information that would be helpful.
     
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    I'm curious, what games are you playing on a 460m and how well do they run? I assume you're playing older games but, but then again you could surprise me.
     
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    I only play pubg on super low settings... I'm getting 25/30fps average.
     
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    Interesting. Considering how underpowered the 460m is and PUBG's horrid optimization, I'm impressed it runs at all.
     
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    Exactly lol. I was afraid to spend the money on the game at first, but it's playable lol. Can't wait to get the 780m. Hopefully it's like night and day.
     
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    Based on Notebookcheck's benchmarks at stock the 780m is over 5.5x more powerful than the 460m. I'm pretty sure you'll see some improvements lol
     
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    Sounds like a plan to me! Finally fullscreen 1080p gaming LOL
     
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