What should I upgrade first? GPU or Memory?

By escarvajal
Dec 8, 2005
  1. Memory or Video Card? :bounce:

    Thinking of upgrading from 1 GB to 2GB of PC3200 memory or...

    Upgrading from a 6600GT to a 6800GS?

    Which one should I do, I'm only doing one, this is for gaming purposes.

    I run BF2SF and BF2, and have no major issues. Sometimes, I have lag for a moment, but then it goes away, usually the first 10 seconds when I first join a game.

    3.4 Ghz Pentium Prescott
    1 GB PC3200 memory
    nVidia 6600GT PCIe GPU
    80 GB SATA150 HD
  2. Bally

    Bally TS Rookie

    You'll probably get a variety of opinions and here's mine.

    More memory MIGHT improve your graphics performance, especially if the "lag" is due to unloading unwanted programs from memory.
  3. PC_Nerd

    PC_Nerd TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Umm i reckon you should go the ram, becoz the 2 gpu's yur changing between arent that different, whereas with twice the ram, youll get a noticable boost of performance.
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