Ram Or Video Card?

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  1. SpadeZ`

    SpadeZ` Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of upgrading my PC and want to decide what I should upgrade first/instead.

    My Current Video Card: x300SE 128MB
    My Current RAM: DDR2 512MB ~200MHZ in speed.

    I can either upgrade my Video Card to x1950Pro (+ a power supply)
    OR
    I can upgrade to 2 gigs of RAM at 667mHZ.

    Which Should I do instead or first?

    I really am looking for the best performance upgrade on my Gaming. I currently get avg 50FPS in CS:S and thats the game Im hoping to get a nice boost on (but on others too).

    But If anyone can help and list the pros and cons for upgrading each that would help alot.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. b4rt3k

    b4rt3k Well-Known Member

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    hmmm if you want to play css, then i think the bst thing will be to get a better gpu
    that will make your fps better imo
    but ram is also imporant
     
  3. WereWolf987

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    GPU- Makes pixels look a lot cleaner, and all that stuff, downloads textures quicker and what not.

    RAM- Makes things go faster, slight FPS increase.
     
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    -Ken- Well-Known Member

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    i'd get the gpu, just try to close some programs if you're lagging when playing CSS
     
  5. Ohms Law JR.

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    on ur video card do u have agp or pci e?

    Psu -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817182004
    (this is a good psu i use to own one)

    Video card PCI-E -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814103021

    dx10 video card if u want pci-e -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127305

    AGP -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814133006
    OR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161071

    now for the ram -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231044

    i dont know if u have ddr 800 or not so i picked 533 cuz i dont know what u have.

    cheers
     
  6. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    I'd take the RAM upgrade. FYI you'de still be lagging in gaems even with a good card with so little RAM.

    FYI DDR1 RAM is incompatible with DDR2 and chances are you have DDR1-400 (real speed of 200Mhz) and FYI DDR2-667 has a real clock of 333mhz. DDR is double pumped(double data rate) data is sent twice per Hz.


    there are notably better PSus out there for $40. Atleast in the US. He's in canada FYI.


    EDIT: CSS doesn't need a ton of RAM if that's the only thing you're going for, go for the card.
     

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