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Sleepy, thats really encouraging news, I am seriously considering putting 2GB of Ram in the PC, but will run it on 512mb for a while, maybe get a bargain in the new year, I 'm not expecting to run BF2 any better than medium, but from what u say, maybe it will, we'll see.
Maybe a bit of OC-ing will get more from it.
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I have corsair value ram and I have run it at a 1:1 with my cpu running 237x11. I have since turned it down because I don't have proper cooling but it runs 227x11 24hours, 7days a week. I never turn it off. The corsair value ram is good ram for the price. I have the timings set at 3-3-3-6 with a 1T command rate. Your only problem will be your pentium 2.8.
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Originally Posted by nightdagger
I would've sprung for at least a 6800gt. I'm pretty sure the 6600's and 6200's are low-end.
The 6200 especially and the 6600 are extremely low end, but there is a LARGE noticeable play difference in the 6600 and the 6600GT with a small price difference. The 6600GT is a great card and I draw the line from low end there.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by bicolormoth
Sleepy, thats really encouraging news, I am seriously considering putting 2GB of Ram in the PC, but will run it on 512mb for a while, maybe get a bargain in the new year, I 'm not expecting to run BF2 any better than medium, but from what u say, maybe it will, we'll see.
Maybe a bit of OC-ing will get more from it.
Just buy dual 512's they're relatively cheaper than a 1gig stick and you wont notice much difference from 1.5 - 2gig ram in BF2. I've ran 1gig and 2gig and it was barely noticeable in bf2. (NOT overclocked, so overclocking would help it even more)
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One thing I notice is I am usually one of the first to load up a game. I usually allready have a vehicle before other people show up in the game.
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post #16 of 17
The extra RAM improves load times for sure in BF2
Even with a gig I see to behind others.
The RAM increase and a good vid card should do you well.
    
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6600gt has just landed !

.........must cam down.......must cam down.......must cam down.......

i promised i'd wait til my Son gets home from school before installing the new Card.............oh well, LOL

maybe if i just read the manual a few times, i can resist playing with it for long enough............................................ .............................Nah !
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