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Old 07-27-2009, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello first time poster here. Been awhile and time to upgrade my computer into a gaming beast!

Currently I have :
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
Mother: XFX XFX Nforce 680i LT 1
Processor : 3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz

RAM: 2gig

Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS

Power supply: Thermal Take 850w black widow
Sound card: Realtek

I think for the video card Im going the GTS 260 896mg card but other than that not sure. So any suggestions.

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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RAM is cheap and constantly getting faster.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, new video card and an upgrade to 4GB of RAM would be the best upgrades for you if you're wanting to improve your comp gaming-wise.

You mentioned the GTX260 as a possible card, this would be a great idea for you seeing as your motherboard can do multi-GPU; you can get the 260 and then use your old 8800GS as a PhysX card.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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sounds Gret will most likely be getting the stuff today. Any guides on how to use my old 8800gs as a physx card and will that cause any stability issues
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wrote a guide a while back, check using the search feature.

EDIT: here's the link...

Using an nVidia card for dedicated GPU PhysX Acceleration

You should also consider overclocking that e6850 a bit (it usually goes upwards of 3.5ghz easily..) Good luck!
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