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 04/25/2006 07:20 AM
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Smogsy
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im starting to play more and more games and i only got 1gb ram and a oc 6600GT i played fear demo with all on maxium 16 AA etc and lags in certain places when not saving

so should i get 2Gb ram


Or a 7600GT
Leadtek GeForce 7600 GT Extreme 256MB GDDR3
- GeForce 7600 GT Core running at 590MHz
- 256MB GDDR3 Extreme Memory running at 1600MHz
- 12 Pixel Pipelines
- Designed For Extreme HD Gaming – Delivering Ultra Realistic Gaming Experiences
- Nvidia Pure Video Technology – Delivering high definition video playback supporting H.264 and WMV9
- Dedicated Video processors free the GPU Shaders to run 3D applications – Letting the GPU do what it does best
- Built for Windows Vista – The next generation operating system
- Dual link DVI support
- SLI ready – Delivering upto 2x the performance
- Shader Model 3.0 Support
- True High Dynamic Range Rendering Support – Based on Open EXR technology

i could overclock it to.

or 2GB of ocz platium which is £10 dearer than the GFX

what should i get suggestions please

or suggest a better card with around £160

from overclockers
 04/25/2006 08:06 AM
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that's a though one. i would prolly vote for the new 7600GT, sice most of the time, 1GB i still well within what is acceptable for a game, even the newest games. i say 7600GT!

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 04/25/2006 10:18 AM
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Smogsy
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there some 16 pipeline ati's on there for like £100 they better?
 04/25/2006 10:20 AM
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/.../Onl...Series_705.html
the 1800XT at the bottom only 10 over. or the 1800GTOs.
 04/25/2006 11:32 AM
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Smogsy
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mum said what u doing with my old card i said dunno so really

6600GT? £100? that way i can spend like £260-300

some reason on fear i got full aa 16AA and fsaa AA on

still look



still bad edges i think my gfx not powerful enough
 04/25/2006 11:58 AM
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OMG, it looks poo!!!!!!!!

It must be defaulting back to 800X600 on minimum with no AA or AF.

Maybe it knows that the 6600gt isnt capable of playing at those settings, and the auto configure thingy is resseting to default.

Anywhoo sell your 6600gt and buy a X1800XT 512mb

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 04/25/2006 11:58 AM
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shazaam
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yea, then you could step up to a 1900XT that'd be a great card for your machine
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/.../Onl...Series_501.html
 04/25/2006 12:03 PM
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Smogsy
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its on 1204x768 if i put higher

its like a slideshow

which is crap on my 28inch screen

a 1900xt for £290
 04/25/2006 12:06 PM
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nah, 280 without VAT but still, just think, you'd have next to top of the line card out right now, and with a minor OC, you can basically have an XTX
 04/25/2006 12:08 PM
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Smogsy
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hmm i only just got into gaming other than bf2 in this last week so

ill buy fear see how it goes

atm i got £80 google owes me £100

180 then mum gives me £25 a week
 04/25/2006 12:38 PM
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I'd go for a new graphics card as well. I have a 6800GS with a gig of memory, and I can run all the games I've tried just fine so far (havn't tried BF2 or FEAR).
 04/25/2006 03:15 PM
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hmm thanks,
 04/25/2006 04:26 PM
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shazaam
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yea, right now BF2 is basically the only game that you need 2gb for, to play with all HIGH settings, textures mostly. FEAR runs the same with 1gb as 2gb
 04/25/2006 04:32 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: shazaam yea, right now BF2 is basically the only game that you need 2gb for, to play with all HIGH settings, textures mostly. FEAR runs the same with 1gb as 2gb

That's not what I've heard or witnessed. FEAR will slow down when turning corners (loading new content on the map) with everything max on 1GB. Good ol' pagefile.

Smogsy, I would advise you to do the same as axy said. Go for the video card. My dad's 7600GT CO can play FEAR @ 1280x1024, most max, and 2xAA. He also has 1GB of RAM, and plays fine.

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 04/25/2006 05:09 PM
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WOW, I finally found the link, that I've been looking for , looked at atleast 25-40 threads in ths forum to find it cause I remembered seeing it and gettin the link from here
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articl...y/display/2gb-ram.html
going by that 1gb to 2gb isn't much of a difference

never mind I coulda swore that link showed some benches of FEAR, BF2, and Oblivion I think, but I was wrong. Maybe I got it confused with a GPU link, not sure but I coulda swore it showed differences between 512mb, 1gb, 2gb RAM, but I guess not
 04/25/2006 05:53 PM
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That link simply shows that the average frames are about the same. Same as BF2, the actual gameplay isn't as smooth with 1GB with all the eye-candy up.

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 04/25/2006 06:08 PM
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shazaam
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yea I screwed up
 04/26/2006 02:39 AM
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anything better in the ati range

i might try hold up and get a 7900GT
 04/26/2006 03:12 AM
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Smogsy
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i fixed what was wrong with that fear picture i took

had dx8 shaders on lol

now

all on max 1280x960
 04/26/2006 10:20 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Smogsy
anything better in the ati range

i might try hold up and get a 7900GT


to compete with a 7900GT? an 1800XT. they fight back and forth in games/benches
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