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#1 Sp0nge

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:38 AM

Okay I never ended up buying that RAM I was going to in another thread, which is a shame because they didn't have any in stock. and Didn't plan to get any.

A person at another board said I wont see an FPS boost in games because my CPU will still be the same??? Is this correct? Do I need to pull some cash out of my pocket for a CPU aswell?

Anyway I found an online site, similar to newegg that ship to australia that I want to get some questions answered.

All prices i will show are in USD

i wanna get a new graphics card and 1gig RAM without paying too much .

So i found this cool site that sells them for what i believe to be dirt cheap
Sapphire X1650 Pro 512MB AGP 8x Video Card Retail ***Free Shipping***
For... $89

Corsair VS1GB400C3 1GB DDR400 PC3200 CAS3 Value Select Memory Retail ***Free Shipping***
For... $56.90

Heres a link to the CPU Section where I would most likely buy one from. Which is the best for value for money. Im cheap lol not to mention in School :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:13 AM

Hi spOnge

Check out prices in Kiwiland - http://www.pricespy.co.nz/cat_4.html#g116

You should have similar comparison sites in Oz.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:59 AM

Thanks, prices look okay then:)

There is still the CPU question and this for another person to answer:

Will THIS GPU need a new cooling thing seeing as its such a beasty thing?

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10005873

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:06 AM

Without knowing what motherboard and CPU that you have I can't answer your question regarding the CPU, you can google your motherboard and find out what CPUs it will support and go from there. There is one issue that you need to look into before you purchase the new graphic card, and that is will you PSU be large enough to support the new card. The manufacturer will list the power requirements.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:17 AM

heh. I just realised that card was PCI

Ill be back with some more extensive research on the best AGP card unless someone tells me here.


see you guys soon.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 04:23 AM

Ok here I am...

What about the Radeon x1950 AGP one. I know I support it because its 2/4/8x and my other card is the same I think. . . radeon 9550

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ctCode=10005264

Funny huh, they are out of stock of the cheap one haha

I guess ill dig deeper into my pocket

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:28 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/101888/best-performance-increase/

it's best to leave a reference to your older thread

http://www.getprice.com.au/Powercolor_Rade..._Gppv_39--11851

http://www.getprice.com.au/Inno3D_GeForce_...d_Gppv_39--8105

http://www.pricepoint.com.au/shop/index.ph...114b18fc353fc15

Edited by DaChew, 17 October 2007 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:56 AM

A person at another board said I wont see an FPS boost in games because my CPU will still be the same??? Is this correct? Do I need to pull some cash out of my pocket for a CPU aswell?


nope. several reasons:
1. if that was a true statement, you'd have to be using a pre windows 95 pc. a 3GHz p4 may be old, but it still beats the cpu requirement for pretty much every game on the market.
2. adding ram will pretty much always produce an fps increase, although with higher amounts, the actual increase becomes smaller (ie, i saw more of an FPS increase when going from 1gb to 3.5gb then i did going from 3.5gb to 5gb). you will definitely see a boost in performance by adding another gb of ram.
3. the pc will run faster overall due to having more ram available to allow the computer to use the page file less.

games use textures, sounds, models, music, and other things. all of which need to be loaded into your ram before your graphics card can process and display them. the more ram you have available, the less your pc will have to access your hard drive for this stuff and the more fps you'll get in a game. ram is more important then a video card even. you can have the best video card in the world, but if you barely have any ram, your fps will be horrible.


so yea, toss in another gig of ram. you will probably see a very large fps increase in gaming

Edited by zaroba, 17 October 2007 - 07:56 AM.

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