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Tue, Nov 24, 2020 10:20 PM

PC Hardware Update or Replace decision

I am using a PC with INTEL motherboard DH67CL. I am about to convert to Windows 10 from Windows 7. The BIOS is 14:11:21, ver 04.06.04.  INTEL has removed all BIOS updates from their support website.  I plan to clone the two existing drives, a 1 TB SSD and a 3 TB WD HDD before converting to W 10. The 2.14 TB size limit for Win 7 may have become the reason that I have lost some files to corruption as that drive had more than the nominal limit. I have deleted and moved some to get down to 1.6 TB on that drive. CPU is i7

My questions are: does that MB/ BIOS support SSE 4.2 as seems to be a requirement for the October update? I have an Nvidia GEForce GT640 GPU but think I need to replace it. So, second question is what NVIDIA card to buy?  Adobe Support does not want to answer that question, possibly because it would sound like endorsement.

I don't want to just keep on repainting the old Chevy, but also don't want to pop for an entire new system.

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https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28185844/do-all-64-bit-intel-architectures-support-ssse3-sse4-1-sse4-2-instructions

SSE 4.1 and SSE4.2 are supported on Intel Core i7 (“Nehalem”), Intel Atom (Silvermont core), AMD Bulldozer, AMD Jaguar, and later processors.

For GPU cards, I would look at this page and get something with a score of 3000 or higher: https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/directCompute.html many are between $100-$200.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Thanks! Appreciate the advice very much...

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I searched through the list on the link you furnished, still unsure what to choose! Many listed are no longer available. So, if I could find a "spec list" for what characteristics the card needs it would help me to find one. I need to know what does or does not work with the new Photoshop as to allowing Photoshop to recognize and make use of the GPU. I have seen a lot of posts on the forum about cards not being recognized.

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I am using a PC with INTEL motherboard DH67CL.

That MB is over 9 years old and no longer supported by Intel. IMHO don't waste your time trying to upgrade it. I'd go with the a MB that uses the most current Intel chipset, which is Comet Lake 400 series. That will give you maximum future-proofing and cheaper in the long-run! In my last job I worked directly with Intel as an embedded system developer so very familiar with product selection.

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Thanks Todd!  Sounds like good advice.

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Let me know if you need any help with component selection. Here's some links that might be helpful.

https://photographylife.com/the-ultimate-pc-build-for-photography-needs/2

https://www.wepc.com/reviews/best-10th-gen-intel-motherboard/

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Took your advice and ordered from HP. I am not as nimble as I was so this time I am ordering "pre-baked" following the spec suggestions , instead of building it myself.

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HP is good, especially if you can find a system that's on sale with the config you want. I bought one back in 2011 from Costco, which was close enough to my desired config at a great price. Cyber Monday...if you haven't ordered already.

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It took all morning as the phones were jammed and chat line had an hour or more wait. I did get it configured on line, but their web page froze before I could get it in the "cart". Then, a screen came up that said that HP was fixing something with servers. Another forty five minutes later, screen restored, but I had to reenter all my choices. Strangely, the configured price dropped each time that I had to reenter my choices as the page locked up. By the end of this effort, I had saved a couple of hundred more than when I first started this morning!

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Performance is going to be like night and day compared to your old system. Enjoy!

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That thing should be so fast that maybe I should have ordered the helmet and seat belts options..