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Old 11-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question best upgrade, and bottleneck ?

Hey... long time lurker in need of some help

Heres the system i built 2 years ago, with a new GPU i bought last spring. If this can be upgraded in any way, wheres the best place to put it... and if i can upgrade my video card, how much more card can i buy before my system bottlenecks it?

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you built that 2 years ago god the tech is a bit old....

To upgrade then really you need to redo the system for an overall performance boost for gaming performance though you can get a 8800gt and and an extra gig of ram to tide you over but its only putting off the inevitable
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you built that 2 years ago god the tech is a bit old....

To upgrade then really you need to redo the system for an overall performance boost for gaming performance though you can get a 8800gt and and an extra gig of ram to tide you over but its only putting off the inevitable
well, i guess it was closer to 3 years...

so my system wont bottleneck an 8800gt? and i need 3 gigs ram instead of 2?
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3gigs of ram???? in your OP you said that you only have 1gig...... for xp and gaming 2gb of ram is best

Your processor may limit the 8800gt a small amount but not much. however your monitor will be the main restriction because of its low resolution most of the 8800gt's power won't be utilised
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3gigs of ram???? in your OP you said that you only have 1gig...... for xp and gaming 2gb of ram is best

Your processor may limit the 8800gt a small amount but not much. however your monitor will be the main restriction because of its low resolution most of the 8800gt's power won't be utilised
i have 2x 1 gig in dual channel 4 slots

so an 8800gt will still 'work'?
whats a good lcd under $200 that would be better?

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whats a good lcd under $200 that would be better?
Newegg.com - Acer X191Wsd Silver-Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 - Retail
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