- Sep 6, 2019
- Tanagra (not really)
Unfortunately, no. I'm taking a chance on something from eBay, but the seller happens to be 45 minutes from here, so hopefully that will be a positive. It's just really a tough spot to be in at the moment. I've purchased a fair amount of used PC hardware over the years (more than I can count), and I only recall problems with one of them, which did happen to be a GPU. The fans failed, but it was fortunately inside the return period so I didn't lose out on much but time. Had it not been, I probably would have just replaced the fans on it and kept using it.So I checked my resource monitor during a multi photo run on DeNoise Ai. It's obviously just using my CPU and not engaging the integrated graphics 4600HD as I see on the Topaz website says (since I finally checked). This is pretty typical of what I saw on a single photo for CPU temp when i was testing the overclock. However when i peeked back at the temp on like photo 3 or 4 the temp was bumping around 93C, so that's definitely not good. Multi photo is not what I typically do, but I obviously need more cooling to keep this. The OC software had backed the clock speed down to 4.1GHz to cool it off. I had checked the heat sink / fan earlier, some dust but not a blanket. One thing did notice is that the graphics were engaged in making the previews. So all cores plus the graphics were maxed on that task.
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Are you saying it wouldn't help at all? I realize it has minimal Cuda cores (after lots of googling) but it's got to be more efficient than loading my cpu. I'm a bit leery of buying used computer components, do you have recommendations for where to buy used that hasn't been ragged out?
I really don't think the 1030 will help you much. It's probably around 2x as fast as your Intel GPU, but that's not exactly saying a whole lot. There's just not a lot of compute power there to move the needle.
I did wonder if you'd benefit from getting an i7, where you'd at least get 4 more threads, but if you had a GPU to leverage, you wouldn't be seeing your i5 get loaded down so heavily.