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Ram And Videocard Inquiry

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#1 woodstock1968


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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:44 AM

Hi a question for the techies or someone who knows . I have an older system socket 939 and im running ddr400 ram in it.my question is if i upgrade the video card to say a 8600gt ddr3 will i actually see the performance boost from the drr3 versus another card say a ddr2 since my ram is pc3200 184 pin ?

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:51 PM

There isn't a correlation between you system memory (RAM) and the RAM on the graphics card.

It would depend on what DDR2 graphics card you are comparing it to. It would also depend on what type of improvement you are looking for, higher performance or better resolution. Hight RAM usually equals better resolution.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 05:02 PM

System memory and video card memory are two different things when you are talking about a standalone graphics card. The DDR3 memory you are referring to on the 8600GT is built onto the video card and is completely separate from your system's memory.

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