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Old 08-24-2006, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ram or video Card?

Simple question. My budget is around $100 so I don't have much choice. Basically, I was wondering what should I get to improve my gaming. Should I get more ram or a new video card? Currently I have 512mb of ram (2x256) and a x300se video card.

I have narrowed it down to pretty much these things...



Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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X1300Pro wont be an upgrade over the X300SE. And never buy Open-Box items.

Get this 6600GT is you have a PCI-E videocard slot;

Or get this regular 6600 if you have AGP;

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Save up more money. Get a x1600/7600 atleast.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Omg that video card has 4 pixel pipelines. You would be better off putting an old boot into your pci-express slot. If its between the video card and the ram I would get the ram.
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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what are the specs on your computer? it'll make a big difference. i'll need to know the specs on your current ram like the type of DDR and timings and if your GPU is VGA or PCI-E.

BTW ballistix ram is really expensive. i'd say get something cheaper that has the same specs...maybe corsair or OCZ
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have:

pc3200 DDR2 SDRAM (2x256mb)

p4 3.08GHz Ht

Gigabyte mobo http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=1906

Ati Radeon x300se pci-e x16


Also...would you reccomend OCZ, Gskill, or PQI for Ram?
Sorry about the time it took me to reply, had to do some other ****.

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