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Old 04-20-2006, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have an okay Compaq Presario SR1316nx. It has the K8S-LA motherboard and I wanted to do a few upgrades regarding the video.

As of right now I was looking at the 6800GS AGP video card, but I think I would need a new Psu, I'm just uncertain with the kind I should get... I also want to get another stick of 512Mb of Ram to increase performance.

So my question is: For around $300, for a video card, ram, and assuming I also need a new PSU that also. What would be the most bang for my buck?

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Current Psu:http://www.power-on.com/atx12v250bt.html
Current Mobo: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...name=c00257657
Current Computer: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...c00291221#N348

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6800GS (Agp) [url] http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2292&CatId=318
PowerUp 400-Watt Atx Dual 80mm Fan http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=P456-4002
1gb Kingston Memory pc3200 400Mhz
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...515858&CatId=0
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I have a BFG 6800gs/oc and I love it, I am using This PSU with mine , And I think This Ram Would be alot better for you. Ditch the OEM ram.
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How much of a difference would there be from using 2x 512mb sticks and 1 gb and 1 512mb stick, assuming that they would run well together?
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1 gig is the sweet spot plus if you have a matched set If you ever decide to upgrade to a board that will support dual channel then you are all set.
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Do not get that power supply, it is horrible. You really do not want to spend that little on a PSU, as it is an important part of the computer. get at least this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171007
But I would suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008
That video card is good. Remember that if you are running a 1 gig stick and a 512 stick, you cannot run in dual channel, which if the mobo supports, allows the ram to basically run 2 times as fast.
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Do not get that power supply, it is horrible. You really do not want to spend that little on a PSU, as it is an important part of the computer. get at least this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171007
But I would suggest:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008
That video card is good. Remember that if you are running a 1 gig stick and a 512 stick, you cannot run in dual channel, which if the mobo supports, allows the ram to basically run 2 times as fast.
do you think that psu would handle 2 7900gt's... cuz i'm looking for a good psu that'll handle sli just dandy, while spending the least..... sorry to steal a thread.. i know my sig says 550watt antec truepower.. but many things have held me back from buying it...
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Uhm. I don't think the motherboard has dual channel, but how would i be able to check. I have everest Ultimate Edition, and I looked around on google and didn't really find anything.
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Im guessing you are talking about the Aspire one. I guess it would be fine for 2 7900 GT's, its definetly not too much. *edit* But I would still go with the TP 2, as it is much better AND it has a big rebate on it at newegg, so its only 10 bucks more that the aspire one.
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ya... i just sold my 6800 gs for about 140 dollars, so i'll get the tp whenever that gets to my paypal
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thats pretty cool, u have a nice rig though. back on topic, I guess that mobo doesnt have dual channel support, so it would be better the have 1.5 gb of memory instead of 2 512 sticks. but if you upgrade to those parts, your machine will last a while.
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