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ya so my graphics card sucks and needs to be replaced with a spiffy new DX10 card. So i really want a card thats like 250 or under. i would also have to buy a new motherboard but i can figure that out.

so i said why not buy a 8600gts like this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284

700 MHz core and 2100 MHz memory sounds very nice, since my current speeds suck major.

but its 256mb ddr3.

is that really a problem, cuz i have a 512mb ddr2 card right now.

is 512ddr2 better or the 256ddr3.

what should i do guys?

OR ON THE OTHER HAND, is there any other card u guys would suggest me to buy? even if its not a 8600. i want dx10 and something better than my stupid radeon.


oh yea, anything else u guys would recomend for me to do or buy, judging by my system specs?

oh and is it worth it if i upgrade to 3 or 4 gigs of ram?
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post #2 of 13
No, don't get 3 or 4 gigs of RAM, it's not really necessary. Spend a little more than $250 (seriously, just a bit more!) and get one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
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No, don't get 3 or 4 gigs of RAM, it's not really necessary. Spend a little more than $250 (seriously, just a bit more!) and get one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
/Agreed
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post #4 of 13
8800 ftw...
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Originally Posted by eternaldj View Post
No, don't get 3 or 4 gigs of RAM, it's not really necessary. Spend a little more than $250 (seriously, just a bit more!) and get one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
I agree as well, good call.
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post #6 of 13
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oh god i would love to buy that. i saw a 8800gts 640mb for 350$ but both are expensive for me. but hey, i might get an 8800.

anybody else got an opinion on what i should do?
my computer really isnt that good. i dont feel like it even deserves a 8800gts lol.


btw, what are the advantages of a 8800gts over a 8600gts.

cuz that 8800gts looks pretty sexy
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post #7 of 13
Your current X1600 cannot utilize 512MB so it really isn't need for that card. It won't make any difference what so ever. Any game that needs that much memory won't be playable on the card.

BTW, GDDR3 is different from DDR3. For $250, just get a 8800GTS 320MB.
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post #8 of 13
Well the 8600GTS won't perform really well in DX10 seeing how the 8800 is a mid-range DX10 card. If you're not getting an 8800 then go for a x1950XT (which is only $30 less than the 88...so why?!)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102082
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post #9 of 13
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ya that radeon x1600 really sucks....alot

is the 640mb 8800gts much better than the 320mb?

my monitor is 22' and i run the resolution at 1680 x 1050.
is that too high or too low or what for the 8800.
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post #10 of 13
Your system says x1600 pro AGP. youre not gonna be able to get an 8800 series unless you upgrade your motherboard. As far as I know theres not any AGP geforce 8xxx series. You might have to wait for the radeon 2600 series which is rumored to have some agp offerings. You may want to start considering a mobo upgrade, though that would put you in for a little more money. You have an athlon x2(don't know if its 754 or 939) so you can still pick up motherboards for those CPUs that have PCI express or even sli if you wanted. It might be a good idea to invest in a pci express card so if you build a new system later you can still use that card. That would mean getting a new motherboard though.

Also no need to go directx10 unless you are planning on getting vista.
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