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Help please, with system upgrade choice!!!!

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Last response: in Systems
February 27, 2006 1:06:44 AM

I would to make an upgrade to my system. I use it for playing games like BF2, also for DVD decoding/copying, and adobe photo shop.

Should I upgrade to 2 gig of ram? or buy a Raptor 10,000 rpm HDD?

I here is what I have now;
Nero InfoTool 3.00
Software Information
Operating System : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c
Hardware Information
CPU : AMD Athlon XP 2395 MHz
Bus Speed : 212 MHz
Motherboard : ePox EP-8RDA Pro nVidia-nForce2
System :
BIOS : Phoenix 6.00 PG
Memory : Corsair MXS 2x512@1024 MB (10ns)
Sound : Realtek AC97 Audio
Video : NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
PSU : Raid MAX RX=520XP
Drive Information
Drive : Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Attached Devices
Description : ID 1 (0): NVIDIA (RAID0) STRIPE 223.58G
Type : Seagate Disk Drive
Attached Devices
Description : ID 0 (0): Maxtor 6L300R0
Type : Disk Drive
Description : ID 1 (0): Maxtor 6Y160P0
Type : Disk Drive
Attached Devices
Description : WDC WD160 00JB-32EVA0 USB Device
Type : Disk Drive

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 27, 2006 3:14:26 PM

If you are already running a RAID "0" in your current rig, it is doubtful you 'd see an improvement with a single Raptor....

A single 6800Gt is still a nice card; but BF2 *definitely* runs better with 2 gb of RAM installed....; less hitching, etc....

NOw you just need an NF4, 7900GT, and a 4200+! :-)
February 27, 2006 6:51:52 PM

I agree with the ram, I noticed a significant difference going from 1 gig to 1.5 gigs of ram and was able to jump to 1280x1024 on my sig rig below