My PC will take it (and use it), but is there really any point in doing it?
Also, I am thinking about a new graphics card. Any suggestions?
I'd say 2GB of ram is plenty for anything... so for 4GB i would say its a little much. No need for it really. And what videocard bus do u have? PCI-E or AGP?
I don't see any point in 4GB of ram... 1 - 2 Gig is all you really need :P
4GB is nothing more than an expensive talking point, in my opinion. You'd be better off with some good quality 2GB sticks, like Corsair or OCZ. As for a videocard, I'd say go with a GeForce 6800GT - they're great cards, and nowhere near as expensive as their ATI X1xxx brethren. I believe they can be purchased in both AGP and PCI-E variants, so just make sure you get the right version for your motherboard.
Bragging rights, I suppose you could use that much if you did lots of stuff like professional video editing.
I've been looking at 7800GT's they seem to be pretty good cards, but I need to do more research on ATI's new line before I make a decision for myself.
4GB of ram right now is only good for people with Servers or doing heavy Multitasking like Video and Graphic editing. But if you have the money go for it, more ram is always good.
For video cards go for a 7800GT. Right now there just $50-60 more than a 6800GT and there a lot better.
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28th July 2004
You could probably pull off doing some huge video editing as well as playing a very-high graphic game at once without lag, but other than that it's pretty much useless right now (unless you like rendering Apophysis flames).
Rookie speaks wisely: two very high quality 1GB sticks will overall do more good than four lesser sticks.
Smitty025I've been looking at 7800GT's they seem to be pretty good cards, but I need to do more research on ATI's new line before I make a decision for myself.
nVIDIA's 7 Series perform a lot better than ATI's new cards
Also, AzH, if you have the money go for it!
AGP, for those who asked.
Well then get a 6800GT, that is if you want your pc for gaming.
If not get yourself a 6600GT or a 6800