Originally Posted by junkxp
Ya, i never said i was an expert
Not so sure i want to go over clocking anything, my luck i'd fry everything. Not sure if this would be matter but i leave my pc running all the time and don't like stuff to be unstable. I get about a month before a restart then i get a update or something that forces me to.
Ok back to cards... would i be better buying a 256 with the gddr3 or a 512 with ddr2(all other specs the same)?
edit: hmmm i could maybe even mill a braket for that. just looking at it though the clock speeds are lower than others i'm looking at. 3650's better than 2600's(both in stock form)?
Frying a Video card is VERY hard to do... you have to be either really stupid or really determined to get it to pop.
If you download ATI Tool you can even have your computer scan for the highest stable overclocks for you.
But if you're super 100% against overclocking, the 2600xt is going to be better due to higher stock core speeds, again though, after overclocking, the 3650 will beat it hand down, especially if you milled a bracked and put an 80mm on that silent one
Finally, about the VRAM, there are a lot of newer games coming out with crazy high resolution textures, and at 1280x1024, I'm not sure if 256mb can cut it anymore, but like you said the 512mb one is GDDR2... and on a 128bit bus that doesn't leave a lot of memory bandwidth...
So I'd like to be able to tell you what to do in this situation, but I'm not really good enough with RAM to know