Is this worth $120? - Page 3 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-30-2008, 11:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

In this case i think the integrated may actually be better. The Geforce 6150 integrated is 7 years newer than that card and supports Directx 9.0c vs Directx 6 for the Vanta lt.
__________________

__________________

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 08-30-2008, 11:44 AM   #22 (permalink)
The Bulldog
 
zmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In an empty Ramen packet
Posts: 4,660
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

But he isn't gaming, and its a hold over. He needs all the ram he can get.
__________________

__________________


ポップ・タルトが大好きです。
<<<<<<<Rep is always welcome
Ultimate Guitar exercises/ Songs for technique
zmatt is offline  
Old 09-08-2008, 09:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 135
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

The 1 gig stick of ram in this computer is needed elsewhere so I need to buy some new stuff. I'm thinking 2 gigs but what do you guys suggest? I have four slots and this is what I got from cpuz:

Quote:
Memory SPD
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DIMM #1

General
Memory type DDR
Manufacturer (ID) (0000000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2700 (166 MHz)
Part number
Serial number FFFFFFFF
Manufacturing date Week 02/Year 07

Attributes
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Registered no
Buffered no
Nominal Voltage 2.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 133 166
CAS# 2.0 2.5
RAS# to CAS# delay 3 3
RAS# Precharge 3 3
TRAS 6 7
I don't game but I'm a big multi-tasker also I can't spend too much $$$ thanks
__________________
Life's just a waiting room so get comfortable and wait for your name to be called.
Jake2k is offline  
Old 09-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
The Bulldog
 
zmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In an empty Ramen packet
Posts: 4,660
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

DDR is really cheap. go ahead and grab some from newegg.

Newegg.com - OCZ Value Series 2GB &#40;2 x 1GB&#41; 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 &#40;PC 3200&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
__________________


ポップ・タルトが大好きです。
<<<<<<<Rep is always welcome
Ultimate Guitar exercises/ Songs for technique
zmatt is offline  
Old 09-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 135
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

Cool thanks man, I'm placing the order right now
__________________
Life's just a waiting room so get comfortable and wait for your name to be called.
Jake2k is offline  
Old 09-13-2008, 12:43 AM   #26 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 135
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

Well there was a problem with my card so the order got canceled but before I place another one can someone tell me what type/speed or ram I can use on my computer? I know it's DDR but are there any other restrictions I should be aware of?
__________________
Life's just a waiting room so get comfortable and wait for your name to be called.
Jake2k is offline  
Old 09-13-2008, 12:45 AM   #27 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
philbar71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via AIM to philbar71
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

look up the mobo specs tel us model num and we will can you what speed to run at. so why are using a ddr mobo? why not a mobo that does ddr2?

wow something wrong with laptop internet tonight.
__________________


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

SLI ON INTEL P45: http://www.techist.com/pc/f76/sli-intel-chipset-219886/

<<< i like rep :D
philbar71 is offline  
Old 09-13-2008, 02:09 AM   #28 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 135
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

Does this help:

ImageShack - Hosting :: statsoq7.png
__________________
Life's just a waiting room so get comfortable and wait for your name to be called.
Jake2k is offline  
Old 09-13-2008, 02:15 AM   #29 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
philbar71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via AIM to philbar71
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

hmmm.... it says the ram speed is 157mhz. amd's work diff than intel's but i'de say dont go over 157 mhz on ram. cause the mobo will just down clock it to what ever speed is max.
__________________


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

SLI ON INTEL P45: http://www.techist.com/pc/f76/sli-intel-chipset-219886/

<<< i like rep :D
philbar71 is offline  
Old 09-13-2008, 01:45 PM   #30 (permalink)
The Bulldog
 
zmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In an empty Ramen packet
Posts: 4,660
Default Re: Is this worth $120?

That's not how it works philbar.


That's the speed his current modules run at. The mobo can support better. Its Nvidia 6150, which means he has an Nforce 4 chipset. Nforce 4 supports all DDR standards. Get the fastest DDR you can get, your mobo will work with it.
__________________

__________________


ポップ・タルトが大好きです。
<<<<<<<Rep is always welcome
Ultimate Guitar exercises/ Songs for technique
zmatt is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.