What to upgrade?

By Dr Rosenrosen
Jan 11, 2007
  1. Hi there-
    I currently have a 2.0GHz AMD Athlon 64 with 512MB of RAM. I recently purchased some graphics intensive software for my home office (I am a Virtual Reality programmer) that causes the PC to run slower because it's so resource hogging. I am wondering what types of upgrades you suggest...

    Should I increase the RAM to it's capacity? Should I purchase a new video card? Both?

    One other option I considered was just buying a case and building up a computer on which ONLY the VR software would run. Just weighing out the costs/etc.

    I appreciate any input.

    Dr R
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 929   +31

    If your program is heavy, then RAM should be upgraded to 1-2GB and Virtual Pages 2-4GB. It's no use if u upgrade to even core 2 extreme but ram only 1/2 GB...

    Welcome to techspot:)
  3. Dr Rosenrosen

    Dr Rosenrosen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Thanks so much for the feedback.
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