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Message 1320255 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 0:19:20 UTC

Running an i5 CPU 3.33 GHz on Windows 7, 64 bit operating system. Have no GPU and looking for good solution...preferably under $500. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Message 1320284 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 1:41:27 UTC - in response to Message 1320255.

Just telling you what GPU to go and buy is a tad useless here, without anyone knowing what brand and model of motherboard you have. As for all we know you've got a cheap mini-ATX that has only got one PCIe slot, which may already be filled.

So please download, install and run CPU-Z first and provide us with the information on your motherboard (called Mainboard in CPU-Z).

And even then... the next thing we ought to know is the brand and model power supply unit, to know if it can even power a GPU, whether it has the output and the necessary cables.

(Nothing said about the questions on fans, what kind of case, etc. etc.)

Oh, and apparently, according to your own computer list, that system has an ATI GPU. Probably built into the motherboard. Your i5 has an non-descript Intel HD Graphics processor built-in. It's not capable of OpenCL.
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Message 1320427 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 13:56:17 UTC - in response to Message 1320284.

Thanks...will run the program.

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Message 1320526 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 20:22:42 UTC - in response to Message 1320284.

Tried to run program but Trend Micro blocked it as being malicious....hmmm

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Message 1320574 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 23:21:35 UTC - in response to Message 1320526.

That's because it will try to read the CPUID info from your BIOS. Just allow it, it only reads, it doesn't write.

But if you don't trust it, load it up to https://www.virustotal.com/
There it will be subjected to 46 different scans. Someone already did it this day, see the results here (zero out of 46 scans found something). If you still want to submit your own file, you can go ahead, of course.
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