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Old 08-23-2005, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious, at what point does RAM become a system bottleneck. My rig specs are listed below and I'm curious if adding another GB of RAM will make a noticable difference. With a baby on the way I am EXTREMELY limited in what I can spend my fun tickets on and I'm torn between new RAM, an X800X All in Wonder, or both. As always, I beseech the collective for your sage advice! Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Leave your rig at 1gb, its fine. Get a 6800GT or a 6600GT. Dont get teh X800. You will be happy you did. Trust me.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there that big of a difference between the 6800GT and the X800XT? I'm kinda partial to ATI! Thanks!
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6800GT all hands down
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeap 6800GT or 6600GT. take ur pick no need for more ram until another year or 2 probably.
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Agreed. 1 GB of ram is fine for now. A 6800 GT is a good choice as well.

PS. Please stop saying "Hola cyber pimps" and "I beseech the collective for your sage advice", its kind of annoying...
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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PS. Please stop saying "Hola cyber pimps" and "I beseech the collective for your sage advice", its kind of annoying...
Wow Poison, I didn't realize that we couldn't have a little fun with the posts. I promise I'll put on my serious face for you from now on... Or on second thought, you could just not read my posts! : )
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XFX 6800GT AGP (OC to 390Gpu / 1100Memory)
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if you really hate him saying that you could just not reply to his post and not help him...theres a bizillion of other topics out there and you just had to pick this one and say that your anooying and im still going to help you
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Well consider that maybe we dont wana be called cyber pimps.. im sure u wouldnt if someone walked up to u and was like >>> CYBER PIMP!!

Anyways, yes the 6800GT will perform better.
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok i think hes giong to stick with 1GB and get a 6800GT

but do you really care what he calls you.

6800GT woot woot baby

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