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Old 06-27-2005, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i posted something earlier with my full desired spec, but im still very confused.

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now someone said i should lower the ram, and get a better graphics card, its just i am not so much bothered about the detail of my games, more the speed they load at.

So if i were to lower ram and increase graphics card, would that make games load faster or slower?


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Old 06-27-2005, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You ain't gonna use 2 gigs of RAM even for games. So yeah, just stick with 1GB RAM and get an nVidia 6800GT maybe.


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Old 06-27-2005, 11:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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6800GT and 1 GB of RAM will be perfect.

2 GB.... you'll never use it all.
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe in a year, but it will cost less by then too.
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well you might want to keep the RAM if your going to be trying to do some video editing and using Adobe Photoshop or something. But 1 GB should be plenty of RAM for just gaming.
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah it depends what you do, for gaming take a gig of Ram off and go for the 6800GT. For video editing or something like that it's good.
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Originally posted by Qwert
Yeah it depends what you do, for gaming take a gig of Ram off and go for the 6800GT. For video editing or something like that it's good.
Exactly what I was going to say.
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you have enough money for both the RAM and the Video Card. Than get both. My cousin has 2 gigs of RAM and his computer and games run soooo smoothly, he cut the pagefile down to only 2 mb.

But when it comes to games your video card has the highest priority.
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well i would go with the 1 gig cause u can always add ram but its not as ez or cheap to get a better video card!!!
Upgrade ur ram later if u see that 1 gig isnt enought which it prolly will be thought so get the card.
but if i were u i would get 512mbram and a 7800gtx just a hint. ull never have to uprgade. then upgrade a ram later
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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get a gig of good ram and get a better video card w/ the money. 2gig of ram is pretty much a waste righ tnow cause nothing uses it cept video editing and photoshop. For gaming 1gig is plenty and anything more than that sorta slows it down. w/ the cash i would get some good OCZ or twinmos and a leadtek 6800GT.

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