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Old 11-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wut? I thought vid cards had their own ram built on to them? The OS detects the Vram as part of the system ram?
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Wut? I thought vid cards had their own ram built on to them? The OS detects the Vram as part of the system ram?
They do.

But Windows detects all the RAM (VRAM and Physical Memory too), it recognizes a maxed of 3.5 I believe, then it starts subtracting based off things like Video RAM.
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Oh, so that is why that was all I was seeing.
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I say keep your current cpu , get a good aftermarket heatsink/fan (Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks) and overclock the sh** out of it. You should be able to get 3.5-4 ghz out of that cpu. I'm not sure what kind of case you have , but the Sunbeam is pretty huge. They make a smaller version of the core contact freezer , but I don't know about it's effectiveness.

Word of warning : The heatsink that comes with the E5200 is junk. Don't try to overclock with it.
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