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Well thats a real audiophile card, not a consumer grade crap x-fi

In this pc i have about $500 and some change in sound cards
    
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I would upgrade to 2GB of Ram and then later on add a Sound Card, so that it takes the stress of processing sound off your CPU. It's like adding a PhysiX Card, when you add one it takes stress off your GPU since it no longer has to process Physics.

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BF series need 1.5GB of RAM to run smoothly. Load times are affected by your HD for the most part. I can't wait till I get my RAID0 Raptors up.

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It's like adding a PhysiX Card, when you add one it takes stress off your GPU since it no longer has to process Physics.
Sound processing barely has any impact on current processors.
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BF series need 1.5GB of RAM to run smoothly. Load times are affected by your HD for the most part. I can't wait till I get my RAID0 Raptors up.
Raptors make much of a difference over an 8mb buffer maxtor 200gig sata150? I'll wait for everyone to stop laughing, my raid setup is down, lol
    
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Raptors make much of a difference over an 8mb buffer maxtor 200gig sata150? I'll wait for everyone to stop laughing, my raid setup is down, lol
Didn't notice your RAID set up there. How long does it take you to load a new map? I'm usually the first or second guy on my team to appear.
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Didn't notice your RAID set up there. How long does it take you to load a new map? I'm usually the first or second guy on my team to appear.
Raid is toast as second psu failed...
    
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Well thats a real audiophile card, not a consumer grade crap x-fi

In this pc i have about $500 and some change in sound cards

Hmm... why? Is your hearing so deplorable that you feel you need the nourishment of FOUR sound cards to help compensate?
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didn't you have a PC P&C one?
    
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I need to know which would help me the most...? A sound card, or another gig of ram? It takes FOREVER to load for me, and is very jumpy/skips a lot like lag in the very beginning of round beginnings... Is this memory, lag from my 8Mbit connnection, or lack of a peripheral sound card? Thanks all...
Load times have to do with HDD speed - not the amount of RAM you have. You should bench your HDD array - it shouldn't be slow in RAID-0.

BF2142 does recommend 2GB RAM tho - and will most definitely benefit from it
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BF series need 1.5GB of RAM to run smoothly. Load times are affected by your HD for the most part. I can't wait till I get my RAID0 Raptors up.


Sound processing barely has any impact on current processors.
Both BF2 and BF2142 use 1.56GB when I play and settings are maxed out. 2GB will be the best bet.
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