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Old 02-21-2004, 02:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When i play Everquest with 3 accounts on 1 puter.You start running out of ram fast.Lot of online games take a lot of Ram.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Is there a way to calculate or get a rather accurate estimate of whats the max amount of ram that would allow the system to run its best?
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well Deadguy it looks like your comp is using pc133 1GB, there is a difference with DDR im sure. maybe you should just stick with 2 accounts, are you playing all 3 accounts at the same time?
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They got these little memory deals.They hang out on your start bar and tell you how much memory you got left.For online games i wouldnt run less then 1 gig.


http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-...html?tag=list.

Never was really impressed with DDR enough to up grade again.Pined for FSB increase.For the games i play is over kill.I had pinned my hopes on prescott to make the up grade but guess ill wait for Tejas.
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I know this isnt related to ram but, since im putting together a pc, i was wondering what would be best to get for a cd rom drive. i have an external dvd burner so i dont really want to shell out money for an internal one. should i get a dvd rom drive, or a combo drive cdrw/dvdrom? and any ideas on what the best model out is?
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i had 1 256mb pc2100 stick with a 128mb pc2100
system was pretty fast with this

decided to upgrade and shoved in a 512mb pc2700

definite performance increase this talk about same make size
etc didnt apply to my system anyway

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Yeah, because with especially a 800fsb P4, running 2x512mb of DDR400 dual-channel is running at 800mhz, synchronously with the FSB, and thus much more effiecently
absolutely true, did you read my post in another thread?
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I know this isnt related to ram but, since im putting together a pc, i was wondering what would be best to get for a cd rom drive. i have an external dvd burner so i dont really want to shell out money for an internal one. should i get a dvd rom drive, or a combo drive cdrw/dvdrom? and any ideas on what the best model out is?
either get a combo drive, or a CD burner; combo drives are not made as fast as cd burners so if you want a faster drive go with a plain burner. I like Sony or LG drives.
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well what i want is to be able to play dvds on it, my pc will probably be used more for multimedia, but not so much on the game end. i thought it would be nice to have cd burning ability too, but i wouldnt be stressing it as much since i could always use the dvd burner which burns cds pretty fast too. plextor PX-708UF
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Global Divx player is very light on resources, can play dvds, and is free too
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