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Old 12-23-2004, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a minor upgrade really. I'm not looking to go all-out on this, but I do need a little advice. I've got a Dell Dimension 8200, with Pentium 4 at 1.7Ghz, etc.

I'm only upgrading my RAM and vidcard:

256mb PC800 RDRAM
64mb nVidia GeForce2 MX

What I need to know is:

Does it matter if I mix ECC with non-ECC?
I'm upgrading to 512mb RAM, so do I buy one RDRAM at 256mb or two at 128mb each?
Is the ATI Radeon 9600 the best to get for my money?

And I most definitely will have more questions as they come up ...
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RDRAM has to be installed in pairs, meaning you would need 2x128 to reach your desired 512 total.
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You mean 2x256 right?
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm just upgrading from 256mb to 512mb, Gecko, no more. As for the vidcard .... should I cheap out and get the nVidia GeForce4 MX 440? I'm not particularly planning on buying many high-performance-necessary games like D3 and HL2 ....
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