Biggest performance increase? Tags: Homebuilt Performance Geforce Nvidia Systems Last response: July 5, 2006 3:06 AM in Systems Share troublesome85 July 5, 2006 1:15:15 AM This is my current system: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (@2.4ghz) Nvidia Geforce 7800GTX 1GB DDR3200 80GB 8mb 7200 HDD Which would offer the biggest performance boost? Upgrading to 2GB of DDR3200 or upgrading my HDD to a 10,000 RPM Raptor? More about : biggest performance increase | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove shadowduck July 5, 2006 1:38:28 AM Quote:This is my current system: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (@2.4ghz) Nvidia Geforce 7800GTX 1GB DDR3200 80GB 8mb 7200 HDD Which would offer the biggest performance boost? Upgrading to 2GB of DDR3200 or upgrading my HDD to a 10,000 RPM Raptor? Not even a contest! RAM.. the Raptor is a waste overall. | Report abuse wun911 July 5, 2006 1:41:57 AM ram 1 gig will not surfice get 2 gig of ram raptor is nice to have tho.... | Report abuse HA_ZEE July 5, 2006 2:04:26 AM Go with the RAM, and stay with good quality RAM. (OCZ, Corsair or Patriot) | Report abuse Related ressources whats biggest increase performance ... - Forum Dell XPS 410 - Biggest /Fastest Video Card - Forum What would give me the best overall performance increase ? - Forum How much of a performance increase should i notice in games? - Forum Does overclocking increase performance ? - Forum Ask the community Publish allhell July 5, 2006 2:08:36 AM I think the better investment now would be the Raptor with 16 mb cache, 1 meg with Xp is ok,,,,2 is better. When vista comes out if if you will use that pc still then you upgrade the ram to 2 gb then you will still be ok. My.02c | Report abuse sirheck July 5, 2006 2:19:28 AM yes these people are right memory is the biggest diff even from 1 gig to 2 gigs at least in my experience | Report abuse deweycd July 5, 2006 2:35:24 AM RAM is usually the best way to go. The harddrive will only help with load times where the RAM will help during general game play and load times, expecially in games like battlefield 2. | Report abuse crazywheels July 5, 2006 3:06:26 AM RAM | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Biggest performance increase?> Related ressources: ForumDoes memory ram increase performance at max settings game?? ForumBiggest Bang for Upgrade $ ForumHow big of a performance increase will I see? ForumPerformance increase ForumBiggest Bottleneck ForumAMD commences raping its biggest supporters ForumDV vs Digital8...is size the biggest difference? ForumNo Performance increase after upgrading video card... ForumBiggest bottleneck for my gaming pc? ForumMy first build (~$900) Will it work? Ideas Performance /Cost increase ? ForumWith which component switch would i see the biggest increase ? ForumThe biggest noobie question you've ever heard! ForumAm I the world's biggest idiot? Forum(Gaming) 23-24 inch Monitor? ForumGaming Performance 650 (cpu/mobo,ram,vid) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !