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Posted 21 December 2005 - 12:03 AM
I learned something. I was unaware of that. I was under the false impression that PCIe was like AGP and only for video. I stand corrected.
Edited by welco, 21 December 2005 - 12:04 AM.
Posted 21 December 2005 - 01:11 AM
Go 2x1GB of ram, not 4x512MB. Reason being 2 sticks of running in daul channel (1T) will run faster than 4 sticks (2T). The difference in data bandwidth on a AMD system is as follows (note this is my system) 1T = 6GB+
2T = just over 4GB.
Since you are going to 2gb of RAM anyways you should do it now so you could amp up to 4 gb later. Never know what the new games will demand.
What about the power supply? As big as you can afford.
Edited by Salo, 21 December 2005 - 01:15 AM.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:06 AM
Do the games themself use 512 to 768 mb of memory? I don't game and by the time all my security programs and back ground programs start I am into 340mb of RAM.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 06:37 PM
A gaming machine with 2gigs of ram and the page file turned off was noticbly faster and better (smoother)graphics than a similar station we had configured with one gig of ram and the pagefile activated. the bottom line is 2 gigs of ram is ideal for serious gaming >>>> but more than that is a waste and 4 gigs will give you fits ~~ even if your mobo maker says it can take it !! Two one gig sticks will noticibly out perform 4 x 512 too !! you could however if the budget necassitates it - install 2 x 512 dual channel kit (matching sticks) then later upgrade to the 2 sticks of one gig each ram configuration then sell off the 2 x 512 to offset the costs ????? food for thought
as far a power supply >>>>> save yourself a ton of aggravation and get a good high quality one >>>> like Antec or Enermax you can get the Antec SP-500 now for about $68.00 thats an awesome deal on a high quality PSU dont waste yur money on a cheap generic PSU they generally burn out other devices when they crap out.
BETTER = http://techreport.com/reviews/2004q4/psus/index.x?pg=1
Edited by chiefmasterjedi, 21 December 2005 - 06:42 PM.
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