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would this card.....?

By kmalone0023
Apr 25, 2006
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  1. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Yes, that is a very nice mid-level card. It will have no problems playing the games you want to play at all.

    Double check you have an AGP slot, and that your power supply has enough juice to power this new monster.

    Good luck!
  2. kmalone0023

    kmalone0023 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Thank you

    Hey thanks a lot. I just needed to make sure, looks like I found my new card! :)
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    By the way, what are the specs of the rest of your system?

    The graphics card is (arguably) the most important for gaming, but still, I hope we aren't talking about a 1.2Ghz celeron with 256mb of ram ;)
  4. kmalone0023

    kmalone0023 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    specs

    I am good in the "spec" area. My processor needs a little help.

    2.66 ghz celeron D processor
    1.5 gig ddr pc 3200 RAM
    (soon) PNY 6800 gs Video card
    ASUS motherboard
    450 watt psu

    not bad for a first time build
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    What model is your motherboard, out of curiosity?

    Does it not support dual channel ram?

    You have 1.5Gb now right? If your board does support dual channel, then you are not taking advantage of it right now. It is a noticable performance increase, and depending on what you mainly use your computer for, it may be worth your time to rearrange your ram sticks.

    For dual channel you must have 2 (or 4) stick of identical ram.

    If you currently have 3 sticks of 512mb (for example) for most games it would actually be a performance INCREASE if you take out that third stick and run with 1GB at dual channel.
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Celeron D? Should strive for at least a P4...

    I'm not too sure if removing one stick will help. I suppose it depends on what you do on the comp, RAM intensive programs will benefit more from the 512.

    Then again, most programs hardly take up 1gb anyway.

    run PCMark and see which configuration work better. Or run a game or something and note the framerate.
  7. kmalone0023

    kmalone0023 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    yeah my mobo supports dual RAM, Already installed. And i already had the Celeron D processor. I have 1 gig stick and a 512 working together. I at first bought a fx 5500 v-card, but then now I bought the PNY.
  8. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Posts: 164

  9. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    you only use AGP card?
  10. kmalone0023

    kmalone0023 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    yup

    Yup only agp, this PNY will be good for a long time, a long enough time to support me until I graduate from college and then spend my life married with some kids or something. OMG, i cant believe I just typed that... I'm going to cry in a corner now.
     
  11. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    LOL.. yea, i dont thnk video card/gaming and kids/wife fit in the same line at this time of your life =P

    have fun with the video card!
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