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I have just converted back to a PC from Mac, and my pc spec is:

ECS 915pl-a2 m/board
P4 630 3ghz 800mhz lga775 2meg cache
512MB PC3200 ram at the moment - ordering another 512MB probably.
Geforce 6800xt
160Gig Sata Disk
8 m/s monitor.

My question is has anyone any advice for me regarding new games such as FEAR, I have read that this is tough to play, will my spec cope alright or would I be as well upgrading to another 6800xt in sli mode?

Any additional advice regarding setup up upgrades or settings etc, would be appreciated as everything has changed since the last time I used a PC and want to start gaming on it. I love First person shooters. Basically I am clueless and there is too much information out there to take in at the moment.

I can get a new 6800xt card for£115.

Thanks
Craig.
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If you get a gig of ram witch is Dual chan you should be able to play the game fine
     
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post #3 of 19
Adding another 512 is absolutely necessary for playing a game like fear. Another vid card would help but Id just oc the cpu and add 512 and see how how it does. You should be able to play on medium to high settings.
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post #4 of 19
look at my specs, it plays fear WELL except for the video card, which you would be able to play the game on around high.
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could anyone give me anymore specific advice on overclocking this system.

As I said I am learning all over again, If I overclock my system or card do I need coolers bigger power units etc?

Basically I am clueless about this kind of thing. I am not going to be playing games all the time but would like good detail and speed. I dont however want to damage it in anyway or make it unstable as I will be doing some video editing etc.

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I have notice that people can unlock cards and update bios's to use extra features. Does anyone know of any of these for my system or an easy way to find out?

Ta.
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJSIMPSON
I have notice that people can unlock cards and update bios's to use extra features. Does anyone know of any of these for my system or an easy way to find out?

Ta.
From reading around, it appears that the 6800xt uses a 12 Pipeline Core so you should be able to unlock an extra 4 Pixel Pipelines using Rivatuner.
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Is this a program for tuning graphics cards or what?

Where can I get it and is it easy to use?

Thanks
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Theres a prog called CoolBits google it to find it

Its very simple to use very self explanitary
     
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJSIMPSON
Is this a program for tuning graphics cards or what?

Where can I get it and is it easy to use?

Thanks
With thanks to the Inquisitor:
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/14685-...ck-6800-a.html
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