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I went to BestBuy today and looked just out of curiousity(sp) at some graphics card and ended up talking to one of their employes. And i asked him some general question and he told me this : Any PCI or AGP card up to 256MB will use the amount of ram it needs from your actual ram so what i was wondering is with my FX5500 which is PCI will it really take 128 MB of my ram space? Cuz that would explain alot of things to me. But it sounds kinda fishy
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From my knowlegde, theres Fast writes.

But I dont think it would take away from actual system ram, but help it out.
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AGP apeture is a setting in BIOS that you us to allot a certain amount of system RAM for use by the video card when it needs it. You can adjust it, depending on the BIOS, from 8MB to 1GB. Dunno about PCI or PCI-Express in that regard.
    
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thanks guys.
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I think on PCI-E theres a thing called payload size and thats basically the same thing i believe.
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another question bit a little bit off topic hehe. I am going to buy a 6800GS XFX card soon (heard it is a good card for cheap price) well what woud be smarter to do. buy it right now. or wait till after christmas? I heard rumors that this card will only be around during the Holiday Time... ? any suggestions
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after and no it wont take away from your ram. thats why it kinda has its onw (for pci and pci-e)
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Originally Posted by RaCeR123
another question bit a little bit off topic hehe. I am going to buy a 6800GS XFX card soon (heard it is a good card for cheap price) well what woud be smarter to do. buy it right now. or wait till after christmas? I heard rumors that this card will only be around during the Holiday Time... ? any suggestions
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NVIDIA roadmaps confirm that even though GeForce 6800 GS will reach sub $190 levels by the end of the year, the product will not actively be continued.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2616&p=11

Its gonna be a little bit cheaper, so if you can wait then wait.. But if you dont want to, you always can just buy it now. But if there are gonna be price drops on all the cards, I would keep the money you have for it now, save it, and maybe build on it a little bit and get a 7800GT or GS.
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post #9 of 16
buy it now and use it now, why wait to save 10 or 20 dollars? I think it is in limited production too, so supplies might dry up, bottom line, buy it now.
you won't see any substantial price drops in any nvidia cards in your price/performance range till g80/ 8800 series comes out.

you can follow jori's sound advice or be impatient like me
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Originally Posted by deathdispenser
buy it now and use it now, why wait to save 10 or 20 dollars? I think it is in limited production too, so supplies might dry up, bottom line, buy it now.
Well if he saves, he may be able to get a 7800something card...
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