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Awesome dude, do graphics card first then the ram. You'll see a significant increase in performance with the graphics card and you'll also see an increase in performance with the additinal ram. The best thing about the graphics card is you can move it too your next system when you decide to upgrade.

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Awesome! tnx

a stick of RAM and that GFX is within my budget. ALL HAIL THE POWER OF VISA!!!
But who will pay the bill?
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post #23 of 24
if that boards tuff to play with...play with the secondary ram timings...usually that will get that chip running fast...

pay attention to "trfc" "trc" and "max async"

The CPU wont ever be a bottleneck for gaming...I have a friend over at the "street" that has done test all the way from a 1.8ghz Sempron to a full out C2D and in all test the games were within 1fps...so that rules that out...

beings the video card is just basically a computer within a computer...thats all
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if that boards tuff to play with...play with the secondary ram timings...usually that will get that chip running fast...

pay attention to "trfc" "trc" and "max async"

The CPU wont ever be a bottleneck for gaming...I have a friend over at the "street" that has done test all the way from a 1.8ghz Sempron to a full out C2D and in all test the games were within 1fps...so that rules that out...

beings the video card is just basically a computer within a computer...thats all
Hmm ok man, thanks for the input

I got everything but the "trfc" and all that.. but I can't go higher than 1,35 on the vcore... so meh..

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