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germy
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2004-12-05T12:19:23Z
I currently have a p4 2.4 o.c. to 3.12, radeon 9600, asus p4c800 and 1 gb kingston ram. My question is this, How much performance gain can I expect from upgrading to an ati x800, x850 and corsair twinx pc3200. Will this combo be steps above or will it mostly only affect newer games. Am I wasting money? thnx
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Jordan
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2004-12-05T12:48:19Z
Don't upgrade the RAM. If your current RAM lets you overclock to high speeds (although I'm guessing you have dropped the RAM devider to get those speeds, in which case maybe try PC4000 RAM) keep it. RAM with tighter timings will bring you minimal gains.

You can expect HUGE gains from upgrading the card though! The 9600 is not a good graphics card for games. I'd recommend a 6800GT. Also, if you want fater loading times you could invest in a WD Raptor if your current HD isn't that fast.
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2004-12-05T15:31:42Z
Thanks. Bad news, I already bought the ram. But I think I will take advice on card and hd. I guess the card is preferential. But ive heard more people say 6800
Jordan
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2004-12-05T15:59:08Z
Well the HD is pretty expensive, I was only suggesting it as an alternative to the RAM if the money was burning a hole in your pocket. It will only really fgive you quicker loading times and also quicker boot times and quicker access time in Windows. At least you can make some money from your old RAM.
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2004-12-05T17:25:32Z
Interested in anything that goes faster!
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2004-12-12T13:16:36Z
One quick ? for you. Should I wait for mobo replacement to take advantage of pci or just get x800 or 6800 on agp
Jordan
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2004-12-12T18:23:41Z
Your current set-up is fast enough so just get AGP. Upgrade the rest of the system next time around.