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post #11 of 18
my vote is towards 2 gigs more ram, a tuniq tower, and a 22" monitor combine how u will and good luck ^_^
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post #12 of 18
He can't have 4GB of RAM because he has a 32Bit OS.
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post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by dM@n View Post
He can't have 4GB of RAM because he has a 32Bit OS.
cant he have it upgraded on microsofts website for like 10 bucks or something?
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post #14 of 18
Actually the 64-bit OS have the same memory hole. If his motherboard allows memory hole remapping he can use all 4GB, but if not it will give the same result as a 32-bit. But with a 64-bit, you can add much more than just 4GB of memory.
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post #15 of 18
2gb ram + Cpu cooler is nowhere near $300 but those are the most pressing upgrades i'd think of. If you have reasonable speakers/headphones, try picking up a used X-fi Extreme music from the forsale section for ~50 bucks as well
    
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post #16 of 18
300USD...
Let's see
40 go to a Xigmatek S1284
Sell your G80 for GTS for ~100 or so
Get an 64-bit OS. ~200
Now you have 140.
Sell your GSkill for ~20 or so
Buy 2x2GB DDR2 1000Mhz for 85
Now you have 75
Save up money. Get a 4850.
    
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post #17 of 18
Dood , summer is time for girls , beer and SUN. suns out guns out my friend.

So please save your money.
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post #18 of 18
Another two gigs of ram would be a wise investment.
    
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