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well thanks for the great info guys, im thinking of picking one up. ill wait for them to go on sale, and get a 256bit 1gb

i need ram though two, might get a 2x2gb g-skill kit for $65 i have 3gb, 5gb would be nice.
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well thanks for the great info guys, im thinking of picking one up. ill wait for them to go on sale, and get a 256bit 1gb

i need ram though two, might get a 2x2gb g-skill kit for $65 i have 3gb, 5gb would be nice.
That extra VRAM might not be all THAT helpful at such a low resolution, but it certainly won't hurt anything to be able to max out that many more games. Crysis and GTA IV both would easily eat up that 1GB of VRAM.

You should stick with matched pairs for RAM honestly. You're hurting things more than helping by going with weird numbers. So if you buy more RAM, get a 2x2GB kit of DDR2-1066 and use ONLY that (or 2x 2x2GB kits for 8GB total). Sell your other RAM on craigslist or something.
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The 9800GTX+ is most definitely an inferior card. The GTX460 is leaps and bounds better. I personally would consider a monitor upgrade if you're going to upgrade the GPU, as 1280x1024 is cake for a 9800GTX+. If you have no intentions of upgrading the monitor at some point, I wouldn't bother with the GPU.

But if you're going to do it, do it right and get the 1GB non-SE. If you do decide to upgrade your monitor later, you will be glad you did.
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gtx 460 is about 2x the performance of the 9800 gtx+ with about the same power consumption and directx 11.
you will need 3 6 pin connectors if u want to run 2 cards.
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you will notice it lol.

here is an example
http://3dmark.com/3dmv/2815918

GTS250 512mb 3dmark Vantage

http://3dmark.com/3dmv/2830031
GTX275 3dmark Vantage

The 275 and 460 preform within 3% of each other to give you a rough idea on the diffrence
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That extra VRAM might not be all THAT helpful at such a low resolution, but it certainly won't hurt anything to be able to max out that many more games. Crysis and GTA IV both would easily eat up that 1GB of VRAM.

You should stick with matched pairs for RAM honestly. You're hurting things more than helping by going with weird numbers. So if you buy more RAM, get a 2x2GB kit of DDR2-1066 and use ONLY that (or 2x 2x2GB kits for 8GB total). Sell your other RAM on craigslist or something.
id get 2x gskill 2gb sticks and leave my pair of gskill 1gb sticks. same voltage same clocks, same timing. id have 6gb, id be fine yes?
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id get 2x gskill 2gb sticks and leave my pair of gskill 1gb sticks. same voltage same clocks, same timing. id have 6gb, id be fine yes?
Your goal for new ram is being able to dual-channel it, you should of already been doing that to be honest. It looks like you currently have it single channeled, I assume, unless you somehow have 1.5gb sticks. So with your new ram get a paired set and remove your current ram.

I also went from a 1GB 9600GT @ 1920x1080 to a GTX 560 Ti @ 1920x1080 and the performance increase was amazing, I'm personally bottlenecked in the power hungry dual core games though.
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ive seen several GTX460's for sale on new egg. if i could pick one up, would the performance increase me worth $119?

i could run the 9800GTX+ for physx right? would i need to plug the two pci-e connectors in if i do?

-thanks
i upgraded to my gtx465 from a 9800gtx+ and Yes u will notice a big diffrence i also went 1920x1080 now too.
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I think you should use that money to upgrade to at least 1080, then go from there.
    
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