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TURBO NX R1

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#1 14 years ago

ok heres the deal, i was going to build a really nice computer but i am thinking instead of spending all that money just buy a new video card. with my computer right now i can play bf fine but SW lags, and so does desert combat. i wanna be able to play games with good graphics and no lag. heres my system specs now: amd athlon 2400+, 512mb ddr sdram, 80gb hard drive, 64mb nvidia geforce4 mx. my question is if i buy a radeon 9800 pro, will it fix the lag. im hoping it would play vietnam when it comes out to. i wanna be able to play any game with no lag and good graphics. so should i build a new one or will the video card fix the problem?




DC2002

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#2 14 years ago
512mb ddr sdram

DDR SDRAM? check yourself...

64mb nvidia geforce4 mx

ummm... lol *wordless*

What's your budget?




TURBO NX R1

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#3 14 years ago

on building a new computer? well i had it up to $2500




MAJOR PITA

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#4 14 years ago
Quote: 512mb ddr sdram DDR SDRAM? check yourself...

That's correct man. :D

I think you'd be happy just getting the vid card myself. Everything else seems good enough to me. Are you planning on getting the 256meg card? If so i would get the 128meg card and use the money I saved for another 512meg stick of memory. :D




TURBO NX R1

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#5 14 years ago

the system specs i gave in the 1st post are the ones from my computer i have now not the one i would build




wasser

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#6 14 years ago

i'd go for the card. yourcurrent rig sounds good except that gf mx.

i currenlty have an amd 2700, 512mb ram, 9800 pro 128mb and run everything high. it's smooth and pretty. save your money and get the card. you can bump up the rest of your stuff next year.




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#7 14 years ago

agreed with rest.. it deff be ur card that needs replacing, cant comment about ati as i never owned one (yet...) But nvidia are having a mare at present with the new FX range of cards, so before u choose on a new card do some in depth research.




DC2002

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#8 14 years ago

TURBO NX R1on building a new computer? well i had it up to $2500[/QUOTE]

If you have that kind of budget, that's a lot of money, and you can get a very very good computer for that amount.

If you're getting a vid card, and you have that kind of budget, I'd suggest Radeon 9800 pro 256mb or the geforce fx 5900 ultra 256mb, that's what I'm getting; And with that, Get more memory, I woudn't stick with 512...

[QUOTE=MAJOR PITA]That's correct man. :D

I think you'd be happy just getting the vid card myself. Everything else seems good enough to me. Are you planning on getting the 256meg card? If so i would get the 128meg card and use the money I saved for another 512meg stick of memory. :D

I have never heard of DDR and SDRAM together, since when was that? I've only heard of SDRAM and DDR apart.




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#9 14 years ago
I have never heard of DDR and SDRAM together, since when was that? I've only heard of SDRAM and DDR apart.

Hi DC2002,

The term DDR SDRAM is quite correct. SDRAM is "Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory" and DDR SDRAM is "Double Data Rate Synchronous Dymanic Random Access memory".

When the manufacturers brought out the DDR SDRAM , most of them decided that to prevent confusion for ppl by actually calling it DDR SDRAM they dropped the SDRAM bit and just called it DDR. Now ppl know there is a difference when you call it DDR or SDRAM. DDR is just SDRAM that transfers data on both the leading aAND trailing edge of the clock cycle.

Have fun

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P.S. Does anyone else notice that every time you come here more things are broke? Oh well.




DC2002

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#10 14 years ago

First off, thanks for that info apoc.

P.S. Does anyone else notice that every time you come here more things are broke? Oh well.

what do you mean by that?




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