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  1. #1
    jon71
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    Default Graphics conumdrum

    I have a celeron 2.6 with 256 of RAM with an intergrated graphics chip that allows me to dedicate between 4 and 64m to dedicated graphics.

    I am looking to run some games that require a minimum of 256m of RAM with a minimum of 32m dedicated to the graphics.

    So I am wondering whether I would be better off just increasing the RAM to 512 for the whole PC and then dedicating the full 64 on theintergrated chip or whether it'd be better to just install a seperate graphics card altogether with its very own dedicated RAM.

    Unfortunaltey both together is not an option at this stage


  2. #2
    metla
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    Graphics card is always the best option.

    Due to it having its own ram it isn't fighting the rest of the system over resources,giving you a snappier computer even when doing light weight tasks.

    The video chipset will also be far more advanced then any intergrated device giving far superior performance in games.

    Do you have an agp slot?

  3. #3
    jon71
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    I believe I do.

    Any recommendations for the graphics card to get then ? Budget is a bit of an issue though unfortunatley. Say, sub $200 if at all possible.

  4. #4
    metla
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    Try for an Ati 9600pro or Xt,what part of the country are you in?

  5. #5
    jon71
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    Auckland North Shore

  6. #6
    metla
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    oh,they wont be sub-200 btw,Your better off waiting a week and saving a tiny amount more and getting a good card,the difference in performance is quite drastic.

  7. #7
    metla
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    No worries,Being in Auckland you have access to the biggest range and best prices in NZ.Have a squizz at pricespy.

  8. #8
    metla
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    QMB have Gecube Radeon 9600 PRO AGP 8X 128Mb 128-bit DDR at $201.

    http://www.qmb.co.nz

    155 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill

  9. #9
    jon71
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    So just out of interest if choose to upgrade the RAM first and the graphics card at a later date, will the games graphics look pretty poor and shaky or is it just likely that the whole machine will run alot slower ?

  10. #10
    metla
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    Default Re: Graphics conumdrum

    adding ram and using the intergrated video will make em load faster,but won't enhance the game play or visuals.


    Ram=15% benifit
    Good video card=9000000000% benifit.

    Ram and video.....She be smokin.

    Well,smokin as much as a celeorn can smoke.









    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaachooooo.

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