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binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
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By the way, I run a 128mb Nvidia GeForce 6600GT and it handles everything I throw at it. Processing speed is paramount in video cards, all the memory in the world is no good if it can't make the data transfers quickly.

Hell, the top of the line Nvidia 7800 GTX is only a 256mb card. It beats the pants off the rest of the gaming market, even the 512mb cards.
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
binary visions said:
By the way, I run a 128mb Nvidia GeForce 6600GT and it handles everything I throw at it. Processing speed is paramount in video cards, all the memory in the world is no good if it can't make the data transfers quickly.

Hell, the top of the line Nvidia 7800 GTX is only a 256mb card. It beats the pants off the rest of the gaming market, even the 512mb cards.
Ok cool thanks!
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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binary visions said:
If you have trouble, Abu from India gives you a hand.
If you could only here the excrement sandwich my brother's wife was feeding Abu over the phone about her laptop.
 

jdcamb

Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
16,678
4,103
Nowhere Man!
Get a system that comes with really big speakers. Mine look so cool sitting on my desk. When I figure out how to turn them on I am going to rock this joint.
 

bjanga

Turbo Monkey
Dec 25, 2004
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I cannot get the Newegg page to load, is the video card PCI-Express? Also, the Nvidia 6600 and 6800 cards can do stuff that the ATI ones cannot in games like Far Cry and (I believe) future releases of HL2 addons and whatnot. Just a though.
 

robdamanii

OMG! <3 Tom Brady!
May 2, 2005
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Out of my mind, back in a moment.
For what it's worth....

I've got a dimension 4400 with a 1.8 ghz processor and half a gig of ram, and it can handle massive amounts of stuff. I've never had a problem with it, and it's somewhere in the neighborhood of....5 years old maybe?
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
robdamanii said:
For what it's worth....

I've got a dimension 4400 with a 1.8 ghz processor and half a gig of ram, and it can handle massive amounts of stuff. I've never had a problem with it, and it's somewhere in the neighborhood of....5 years old maybe?
do you play current games on it or just Jumpman?
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
Can't I get a faster Processor? Why did you go with one with a speed of 2.4ghz?
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
Ciaran said:
Depends on where you get it. I have a 2.8 ghz P4 if you want it cheap.
Ok well I need H8R to tell me why he spec'd what he did first.
 

H8R

Cranky Pants
Nov 10, 2004
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stosh said:
Can't I get a faster Processor? Why did you go with one with a speed of 2.4ghz?
AMD's are faster w/ less clock speed and heat. They are also cheaper for the given proccessor power.

That 2.4 Athlon 64 can be faster than 3.46 P4.


It's the way it processes, not how fast the clock is set that determines the final speed.


Edit: you wanted FAST for gaming, that's what I spec'd.

:)



 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
H8R said:
AMD's are faster w/ less clock speed and heat. They are also cheaper for the given proccessor power.

That 2.4 Athlon 64 can be faster than 3.46 P4.


It's the way it processes, not how fast the clock is set that determines the final speed.



Thank you!!!

You'll help me OC this rig?
 

Ciaran

Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
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H8R said:
AMD's are faster w/ less clock speed and heat. They are also cheaper for the given proccessor power.

That 2.4 Athlon 64 can be faster than 3.46 P4.


It's the way it processes, not how fast the clock is set that determines the final speed.
YUP. I have always been an AMD fan, but I am running the P4 right now cause it was free.
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
H8R you think it's worth holding on to my exising Video Card? I think it still works, and not purchasing the new one?
 

H8R

Cranky Pants
Nov 10, 2004
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stosh said:
Thank you!!!

You'll help me OC this rig?
NO.

I spec'd a fast rig out of the box if you put it together stock. It will play most any game no prob, and it will be cool and QUIET.

Helping you OC over the internet is like trying to teach you how to do 20' drops via Ridemonkey.

You need to do MASSIVE research and proceed w/ caution. I can only offer my suggested spec here.
 

H8R

Cranky Pants
Nov 10, 2004
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stosh said:
H8R you think it's worth holding on to my exising Video Card? I think it still works, and not purchasing the new one?
What is it again?
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
22,206
371
NY
H8R said:
NO.

I spec'd a fast rig out of the box if you put it together stock. It will play most any game no prob, and it will be cool and QUIET.

Helping you OC over the internet is like trying to teach you how to do 20' drops via Ridemonkey.

You need to do MASSIVE research and proceed w/ caution. I can only offer my suggested spec here.
Do I scare you because I catch things on fire?