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    Default Re: Urgent help required to setup Gigabyte 880gm USB3

    To the OP: Follow Artdriver's advice. Test your RAM with Memtest86+ after making sure you have manually set the correct primary timings and voltage. After doing that, people can advise you more.

    @matiaskelly82: Your GPU is extremely weak. It's not a case of not needing a new GPU yet, it's purely a case of your existing one is not designed to play games. It's an onboard solution that's great for using with a home theatre PC where you don't need gaming power, just a HDMI out. It uses (I assume) your main RAM, rather than dedicated VRAM, which again, is a disadvantage.

    To illustrate, take for example the amount of shaders contained within a HD4250, compared to a ~2 year old mid range gaming card of the same era, the 4770. Your 4250 has 40 unified shaders running at 500MHz. a 4770 has 640 shaders (sometimes called stream processors) and a 750MHz core speed. It's the shaders count that's important. Even if by a feat of magic you could clock your integrated GPU to say... 2000MHz or 2GHz, it'd still be less powerful than the 4770 example by a factor of 15+.

    As you have noticed, even the GPU in your old system is infinitely more powerful than your current integrated GPU. Taking into account your old card had its own RAM, with a throughput rate of probably 10-20 times that of your 4250 (it has to transmit everything down the PCIe bus I beleive, unless it uses sideport, which is usually only used with dedicated VRAM). The old card is AGP so it won't fit your new board, of course but if you could plug it in, I'd have recommended tyou do while you save for a new card.

    Be careful when chosing GPU's. Bigger numbers don't always mean better performance. For example a 3870 will out class a 5450 etc.

    My recommendation, if you aren't a serious gamer is go on ebay and grab a cheap card. Be careful what you buy. Get either:

    AMD:
    HD4770
    HD4830
    HD4850
    HD4870

    Or nVidia:
    8800GT-512/9800GT
    8800GTX
    9800GTX/9800GTX+/GTS 250 (basically all the same card, a die shrink of an 8800GTX with higher clocks)

    If you want to go brand new, then an ATI 5770 or 6850 depending on budget. Alternatively a 768MB GTX 460 would be nice. As long as your budget will stretch.

    To summarise, it's 120% your GPU. You're currently trying to sail the QE2 in calm waters with no wind and a foldable hair-drier.
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    Default Re: Urgent help required to setup Gigabyte 880gm USB3

    Did you install the latest grahics drivers? Have you updated to the latest Bios? Did you go into Bios and set the UMA Frame Buffer Size to 512MB and the VGA core Clock to 800Mhz? You may need to increase the northbridge voltage +.1 or +.2 Then run the benchmark. Although you will want to keep an eye on temperatures. I will suggest GPUZ sensor tab. → scroll to bottom for free download → GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
    If you did all of this and are not satisfied with onboard graphics get a video card that will give some bandwidth. Onboard graphics does not.
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    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
    } Advanced Clock Calibration [Press Enter]
    } IGX Configuration [Press Enter]
    CPU Clock Ratio [Auto] 3200Mhz
    CPU NorthBridge Freq. [Auto] 2000Mhz
    CPU Host Clock Control [Auto]
    x CPU Frequency(MHz) 200
    PCIE Clock(MHz) [Auto]
    HT Link Width [Auto]
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    Set Memory Clock [Auto]
    x Memory Clock x6.66 1333Mhz
    } DRAM Configuration [Press Enter]
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    x CPU Voltage Control Auto
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    Advanced BIOS Features
    } IGX Configuration [Press Enter]
    AMD C1E Support (Note) [Software SMI]
    Virtualization [Disabled]
    Patch AMD TLB Erratum (Note) [Enabled]
    AMD K8 Cool&Quiet control [Auto]
    } Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press Enter]
    First Boot Device [Floppy]
    Second Boot Device [Hard Disk]
    Third Boot Device [CDROM]
    Password Check [Setup]
    HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability [Disabled]
    Away Mode [Disabled]
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    Code:
    IGX Configuration
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    Default Re: Urgent help required to setup Gigabyte 880gm USB3

    The amount of shaders in the 4250 is also a major factor. Even 2GB of GDDR5 on a 512bit bus wouldn't rescue performance on that GPU unfortunately. Compared to the OP's original card (Geforce 6600 256MB) that shader count doesn't sound too bad, but 40 stream processors probably doesn't out class the 6600's 3 Vertex and 8 pixel pipelines by very much, if at all. The 4770 for example has 16 times the amount of unified shaders and is by modern standards considered very low mid end at best. AMD stream processors act as both vertex and pixel shaders and are integral to performance.
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