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Old 09-14-2008, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will be etting one of the OCZ DIY 17" AMD laptops in the near future. My question is if I will be playing older games like Ghost Recon and the Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf sims how much memory will I need? Another question that might sound stupid is can I just add up the required memory of the games and then double that number?

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can sorta do that, yeah. Good rule of thumb.

And for ram just get at least 2 gigs. DDR2 is cheap even for notebooks. 4 gb is even reasonably priced if our DIY supports it (assuming so but check it out).
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Old 09-14-2008, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,
I am wondering if any of you fine people might know what kind of motherboard is in the OCZ DIY gaming notebooks? the reason I'm asking is that I would like to change out the duel core am2 processor to a single core,as I do not need the 2nd core for the older games that I play.

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Hi,
I am wondering if any of you fine people might know what kind of motherboard is in the OCZ DIY gaming notebooks? the reason I'm asking is that I would like to change out the duel core am2 processor to a single core,as I do not need the 2nd core for the older games that I play.

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As I stated in your other thread there is no reason to get a single core. The dual core will still perform better even if the game doesn't utilize both cores because the processes running in the background can run on a different core than the game.
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DIY is a novel idea, but this model doesn't leave you much to configure. Heathkit had more option than this.


Newegg.com - OCZ OCZNBIS15DIYA1 NVIDIA C51D nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS with 256MB DDR2 Video Memory 17" DIY Gaming Notebook - Mini / Booksize Barebone Systems
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I'm not a big fan of OCZ DIY models myself. I'd actually recommend anything similar by Asus. They exceptional quality, good prices, and just as easy to assemble. A little scary if you don't know your way around a laptop but it's not so bad and of course there's directions.
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