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PC upgrade

by hanshalskrause / September 1, 2011 1:08 AM PDT

Hey Hey,
<div>I just want to get quick advise. I have an old computer with the following:

<div>Gigabyte GA P35 DS3 something like that Happy
2,6 GHz Core 2 Duo Intel
XFX Geforce 8800 GTS
2GB Memory
</div>

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If you look in this forum
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2011 1:11 AM PDT
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Video cards were asked about and the last 2 discussion appear to favor the 460.
Bob

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Heya
by Noblepuker / September 6, 2011 8:35 AM PDT
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Your 8800,is that a 1GB ,or a 512MB ? ..just curious.
I don't know,but i CAN share some experience.
I had a 400mhz,a 1.2mhz,and 2.4mhz PCs on my LAN a few yrs ago...all were maxed with ram.I have alot of dated nvdia video cards laying around,so i eperimented.I was curious if a slow machine would benefit from a fast video card.I started with a 32MB in the 400,then 64,128,and finally a 256 (all cards used the same nvidia driver so it was easy.THANKS NVIDIA !
I installed tiger woods 2003 and went to work.I figured anything above a 32 or 64 would be useless overkill on that ancient 400,but i was wrong.The game ran smoother,and smoother untill i reached my 256 ceiling.
I still have that 1.2,and just installed lord of the rings on it.The game demands a 1.8 cpu min,yet my 1.2 runs it smooth with a 7600GS (512mb) installed.(even though the 7600 wants a 8x AGP slot,and the 1.2 only supports a 4x)

Experiment results say fast video cards are worth it,in ANY machine.CPU's are a distant second in comparison.

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