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July 27, 2006 1:43:25 PM

I need help with graphic card .I have a P-4 3.0 Ghz,512 MB DDR RAM,intel D915 GAVL board.I want to play games like FEAR,BF2,Elder Scroll 4 but 7900 GT is bit above my budget.I'm incline dtowards 7600 GT but i've been told that 6800 512 MB Xtreme is a better choice as it has 256 bit bus as compared to 128 bit.Now i don't know much abt this bit buses so i need an advice on this one.

Also i have a 350W power supply,will this be ok for 7600 GT.

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July 27, 2006 1:53:14 PM

nvidia's 6 series is heavily outdated,invest in 7600 gt coz it is much faster than 6800.
July 27, 2006 1:53:40 PM

nvidia's 6 series is heavily outdated,invest in 7600 gt coz it is much faster than 6800.and dude ncrese your ram to 2 gb.
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July 27, 2006 1:56:30 PM

Not only the 6800XT is a cripple, it sucks total monkey ballz. The 7600GT will eat the 6800XT for dinner.
July 27, 2006 2:02:04 PM

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Not only the 6800XT is a cripple, it sucks total monkey ballz. The 7600GT will eat the 6800XT for dinner.


Never sucked those but hey whatever. Yes the 7600GT will be much better then the 6800XT.
July 27, 2006 2:02:36 PM

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I need help with graphic card .I have a P-4 3.0 Ghz,512 MB DDR RAM,intel D915 GAVL board.I want to play games like FEAR,BF2,Elder Scroll 4 but 7900 GT is bit above my budget.I'm incline dtowards 7600 GT but i've been told that 6800 512 MB Xtreme is a better choice as it has 256 bit bus as compared to 128 bit.Now i don't know much abt this bit buses so i need an advice on this one.

Also i have a 350W power supply,will this be ok for 7600 GT.


Yes, 7600GT is a good option nowadays.

I noticed you play FEAR and you have only 512MB. I recommend you to add at least another 512MB. You'll notice a great difference in game performance.
I was previously in the same situation.
Try to get some more budget for the addtional DDR 512MB... it isn't that costy.
July 27, 2006 2:05:17 PM

Do you have PIC-e or AGP slots on your board?
July 27, 2006 2:56:58 PM

i have a PCI-E slot.

Thnx guys for the advices.I'm now going for 7600 GT.

Thanks powerbaselx for your considerate advice.I think i can sqeeze an amount to have an extra 512 MB RAM.
July 30, 2006 1:50:25 PM

Is it alright that i have a DDR memory and the GPU i'm purchasing is a DDR-3.Are these two things interrelated or just specifications of individual products.I'm bit new to computer stuff so please don't mind my such questions.I want to be sure before taking the new graphic card.
July 30, 2006 2:04:07 PM

No they're not related. DDR RAM is system memory. GDDR3 is graphics memory. Ur graphics card needs the faster memory to render ur games at a reasonable speed
August 4, 2006 6:15:09 AM

I've bought the 7600 GT and its just awesome.I also updated my memory by 512 MB as powerbaselx suggested.I want to thank you guys for giving me a sound advice.

Now i want to take care of the cooling solution for the card.I'm looking for low-to-middle category cooling solution.What should i go for.My casing isn't top notch so i'm looking for a cooling solution other than simple fan for casing.
August 4, 2006 6:35:12 PM

A wise choice. Happy gaming. :D 
August 4, 2006 7:08:10 PM

1GB of RAM helps but Oblivion beats down almost any card put up against it.
August 4, 2006 7:50:16 PM

He already has upgraded to 1GB. Read his last post. Upgrading memory is very important. I recently upgraded my GPU from a 9800pro to a X800XL, and the performance gains were pretty amazing, but still not a good as I had expected. I noticed the biggest improvement in HL2, and Far Cry, but Doom 3 hadn't improved as much, and even with the improvements, my load times were still way too long. When my games (even most other programs) eventually loaded, they played great. So, I upgraded to 1GB RAM from 512MB, and it made a huge difference. Now I'm getting the kind of performance I had expected.
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