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Old 12-15-2006, 06:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys...I am new, and I am not sure if this is in the correct forums. So here goes...

I just bought a pc from HP. Everything is fine except that when I bought it, it said that it had 512 MB Ram, but I got only 448. This is kind of a problem because new games these days require 512 MB Ram, and I bought this taking that into account, but I didn't get it. So will HP give me the 512 or not if I ask them? Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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448 might mean your graphics card is sharing your RAM, so its normal. Also what type of games do you intend to play?
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I was thinking about a game like Warhammer, and NFSC. Will I be able to run them properly? (If I can't no use buying)
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Post all your system specs, so processor, graphics card, motherboard etc or a link to where the HP comp is on the HP website.
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Here is the link to the specs:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...198159&lang=en
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Also, I just remembered, I got 150 GB instead of 160.
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you never get the full amount on the hard drive 150 is normal, the specs look alright except its using integrated graphics so it wont be able to play games at high settings. I would recommend buying a card to put in but apart from that its ok not great 1 gig of ram would be better too but it all depends on how much you have to spend of course.
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Ya i agree with baronvongogo, get buy a decent video card and use that instead, or you could upgrade the RAM a lot so you have some extra RAM to spare since it will take out 32 MB. But I recommend you buy maybe a eVGA GeForce 7300GT its a decent (gaming video) card thats 256 MB thats like 110 on TigerDirect, plus I highly recommend you get an extra 512 MB RAM chip if you are a gamer, otherwise settle with the 512 mb.
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I do not know the prices of these things too much, so can you tell me the price of the eVGA GeForce 7300Gt?
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ok well you could get the Nvidia 6600 $65.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139169

Or the 7300GT $69.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130052

the 7300GT is the better card out of those 2.
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