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Griffin_NL

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#1 14 years ago

Heya all! I'm willing to upgrade some parts of my current computer, as it get's older, just like everything. I've noticed my computer won't play the newest games, and i don't want to stick to mid-low CS:S, so I would like to upgrade on a video/graphics card. Also, as i have loads of stuff on my computer, and not that much RAM, i'd also like to upgrade with some extra RAM. Only, I don't know much about these subjects, so I hope you guys do :).

I'm currently thinking of a 6600GT for the vid-card, so I've got a few questions concerning that.

First one. I've heard that the 6600GT is pretty good, but do you guys think it'll last for some time? I mean, the games get more and more beautiful, but i don't want to upgrade my vid-card everymonth. Also, what price do you recommend for buying it?

Secondly. What's the number behind the vid card? e.g. 128MB, 256 MB. Is that what the supply the vid card needs to keep it running? Is it the higher, the better?

Oh, and how can i check wether I have an AGP or an PCI (is it PCI?) slot? My computer isn't that new anymore, and I assume that I've an AGP, that isn't bad now it? (if i just buy an 6600GT AGP).

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About the RAM. I sometimes read those threads, and i get pretty much confused. It's about 'ram has to be paired' and stuff. So this one will be hard.

AIDA32 says that i've currently got 256 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM. (which is strange, cause my father thought he had once added some RAM (and not 128+128) ). What I actually want, is a 1Gig Ram (extra, if that's possible). But I don't think i can just put it in and it'll work, eh? Or can I just add it? And is there a special thing i should check before buying it?

Well, hope you can help me guys. I want to spent my money well, as it costs pretty much.

Cya :cya: Griffin.

Oh and please, remember I don't know much (/near to nothing) about these things. So try to avoid all the difficult terms. Thnx.




morgster

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#2 14 years ago

What cpu do you have?




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#3 14 years ago

128MB, or 256MB is the amount of RAM the video card has, not uses. So it doesn't take away your existing RAM. The higher the better, so take 256MB. If you buy new RAM, dump the old 256 and put the new 2x512MB in dual channel mode which makes it more effective.




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#4 14 years ago

Yeah and make sure you get some Corsair RAM!

About the 6600GT

Griffin_NlFirst one. I've heard that the 6600GT is pretty good, but do you guys think it'll last for some time? I mean, the games get more and more beautiful, but i don't want to upgrade my vid-card everymonth.

It won't last that long really, but if you only wanna play CS:S you should get the 6600GT 256MB Model.

If you are looking to play more graphically challenging games i would advise you get a 6800GS that card would do you good ;)




Griffin_NL

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#5 14 years ago

Jak|17 It won't last that long really, but if you only wanna play CS:S you should get the 6600GT 256MB Model. If you are looking to play more graphically challenging games i would advise you get a 6800GS that card would do you good ;)[/QUOTE] Oh oh. Well, i guess a 6800 is a whole lot more expensive, no? I'm not that rich, you see ;) . Because, no, i don't want to play CS:S only, but also games to come, e.g. UT2007. I suppose i better get a good vid-card for that, right?

Oh and, Corsair, that's a brand, right?

Daemon128MB, or 256MB is the amount of RAM the video card has, not uses. So it doesn't take away your existing RAM. The higher the better, so take 256MB. If you buy new RAM, dump the old 256 and put the new 2x512MB in dual channel mode which makes it more effective.

Ok, Thanks for the info.

[QUOTE=Morgster] What cpu do you have?

Aida32 says: CPU Type= Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (4.5 x 533) Is that any good?




morgster

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#6 14 years ago

CPU is ok. Don't bother to get more than 1gb for you system. It's not worth it for your system. If you want to play CS:S then get a 6600gt. If you want something better get a 6800GS. The GS is a good card that can be overclocked to ultra speeds. Here's the thing though. Your system will not handle UT2007 really as your ram speed is to slow and your processor is getting older by the day. It would be worth it to save you money, sell your system and build a new 939, pc-e system.




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#7 14 years ago
morgsterCPU is ok. Don't bother to get more than 1gb for you system. It's not worth it for your system. If you want to play CS:S then get a 6600gt. If you want something better get a 6800GS. The GS is a good card that can be overclocked to ultra speeds. Here's the thing though. Your system will not handle UT2007 really as your ram speed is to slow and your processor is getting older by the day. It would be worth it to save you money, sell your system and build a new 939, pc-e system.

Yeah, what are your full system specs?




Griffin_NL

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#8 14 years ago

With that you mean? I've got AIDA32, so if you say what i've got to look up, i can give you what you want. But i'm pretty much a newb at this area, so I don't know what kind of information you actually mean. I'll just post some things you might need; if you miss anything, please tell me what; i'll post later on.

CPU= CPU Type= Intel Pentium 4A, 2400 MHz (4.5 x 533) RAM= 512MB (DDR SDRAM) --> ( so it does recognize the two sticks) Vid card= Nvidea Geforce MX 440 64MB

You'll probably need anything more, but I know you guys will atleast need this. Need anything more, name what i've got to post and i'll.




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#9 14 years ago

Thanks for posting your system specs. The 6600 will be a huge step up from the GeForce4. I would recomend it. The 6800 would be even nicer, but isn't nessicary, espically with your processor, and amount of RAM, it would be overkill

You need to check to see the wattage on your power supply to make sure it can handle the the 6600. People often overlook their power supply when upgrading their computer.




morgster

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#10 14 years ago

Get yourself a 6600gt. It will be a big improvement. But dont be shocked if you cant play un2007! You WILL have to upgrade your whole system if you want to play future games at high detail.




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