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He'll learn his lesson in time.
haha

From what I understand shader speed is locked to core speed. It's 1:1, unlike nVidia where it can be 1:3 (core:shader), or higher.

512MB Is fine up to 1680x1050, as long as you don't force too high IQ levels. There is a thread somewhere that shows how much VRAM games use at different levels, using a GTX470. If I find it I'll link it for you.
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haha

From what I understand shader speed is locked to core speed. It's 1:1, unlike nVidia where it can be 1:3 (core:shader), or higher.

512MB Is fine up to 1680x1050, as long as you don't force too high IQ levels. There is a thread somewhere that shows how much VRAM games use at different levels, using a GTX470. If I find it I'll link it for you.
So the core is gonna make the most difference over clocking? Also, does the video card borrow from system memory? Windows is saying it has like 1.1 gb of memory while gpu-z reports 512.

I can get this cpu up to 2.5 but i need more watts and better ram imo so in time i"ll be upgrading to phenom II set up. Geez, its never ending. Upgrade one thing, gotta upgrade the other stuff to keep up with the upgrade. lol
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So the core is gonna make the most difference over clocking? Also, does the video card borrow from system memory? Windows is saying it has like 1.1 gb of memory while gpu-z reports 512.

I can get this cpu up to 2.5 but i need more watts and better ram imo so in time i"ll be upgrading to phenom II set up. Geez, its never ending. Upgrade one thing, gotta upgrade the other stuff to keep up with the upgrade. lol
Not quite. The memory stays available to the system, but if it is not utilized (is free) and the GPU needs more mem, then it is allowed to use it. Usually that never happens
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So the core is gonna make the most difference over clocking? Also, does the video card borrow from system memory? Windows is saying it has like 1.1 gb of memory while gpu-z reports 512.

I can get this cpu up to 2.5 but i need more watts and better ram imo so in time i"ll be upgrading to phenom II set up. Geez, its never ending. Upgrade one thing, gotta upgrade the other stuff to keep up with the upgrade. lol
AMD cards don't allow the overclocking of the chips shaders, you can only OC the core, which automatically OC's the shaders.

I have a 1GB card but have 2Gb or so memory assigned to the video card. That doesn't mean Windows will use them, as that will only happen when VRAM's been filled.

Poster above me has already clarified that.
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