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Old 12-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That's what I was thinking, I could double my video capacity too from 256 to 512 in the process. I guess with that much room for improvement still I shouldn't need anything else for the time being.

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That's what I was thinking, I could double my video capacity too from 256 to 512 in the process. I guess with that much room for improvement still I shouldn't need anything else for the time being.

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Increasing video memory doesn't necessarily increase performance. For example a 8600gt 1gb would be slower than my 8800gs 384mb. The main factor in a graphics cards performance is it's gpu not the amount of memory it has.
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rather than going to to the extreme with either if your have the Am2 mobo get a 9600gt and a decent AM2 dual core
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you have a 939 socket processor you are using DDR memory. If you have an AM2 or AM2+ you have DDR2. Make sure you know what socket you have because you may also have to upgrade the motherboard if you are going AM2/AM2+
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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sh*t I'm such a rookie at this.
yeah my processor is 939, so just DDR. I should have double checked this crap before hand. but it's a 939 socket.

what I was thinking about getting was one of these:
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I don't think there's any reason I wouldn't be able to support it, but is there something else I should go for that would provide more immediate gains?
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Performance jump for less
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4850 outperforms the 9800 GTX by a bit, not a lot really. But why pay more for less?

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Either the 9800GTX or the 4850 will be a nice upgrade for you.
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