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Old 05-30-2008, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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alright so im looking to upgrade my computer for age of conan

i was wondering what is the fastest kind of ram i could put in my mobo (667mhz is what it says..but i was wondering if i could get like 800mhz or higher)

and lets say the ram i have installed is running at 533mhz.. if i installed anything faster would it all run at 533 still?


another thing xD.. i was going to buy a EVGA GeForce 8800GTS SSC card and was wondering if my stock 375 psu is strong enough.. and if my stock dell cooling will be strong enough





heres some info about the mobo and whatnot


BIOS Type: Phoenix
BIOS Date: May 30th 2006
BIOS ID: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05-None
BIOS OEM: A05
Chipset: Intel 2770 rev 0
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Motherboard: Dell DXP051
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2.0
Maximum Memory: 4096MB
Installed Memory: 1024MB
Memory Config: Slot1:512 Slot2:0 Slot3:512 Slot4:0






ps: what kind of settings can i play AoC on with..

3ghz duel pentiumD
4gig ram
and the GeForce 8800GTS




i know i have an enormous amount of questions..
so any help i may receive will be greatly appreciated!
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with your psu, no. you'll want to upgrade that before you pop an 8800gts into it. also your CPU is quite a bottleneck.
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Your RAM will run @ 533, even if you have 800MHz RAM. I think the saying is, your system is only as fast as its slowest speed or something to that affect.
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what do you mean?




and what kind of psu are we talking here? around 500W?
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Sorry.....Half asleep, as usual.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f75/po...-guide-167793/
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one of the PSU's off the Mid End or High End will be fine.

I would go with a 450vx or a 520vx from corsair. those are the best.
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alright. thanks everyone!
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As mentioned before your Cpu will be quite a bottleneck.

I recommend getting a new cheap board and cpu for around $200-250

It will give you much better performance.


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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors


You could even get a cheaper board and a lower end dual core and just overclock it.
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