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Old 07-14-2009, 05:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am interested in selling the 8800 GTS I have now and picking up two ATI cards. The card I was looking at is this one
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
The problem is it has 1GB of vram so with my 32bit XP I would only effectively have 2gb of RAM

Any ideas?
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's that much of a problem for you, get the 512MB version of the card instead.
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OR..... go 64bit. It's worth the extra memory allowance, it really is.
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I agree. Go for a 64 bit OS.
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