I've got a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB Dual Channel DDR2, PNY 7900GT (256MB RAM) and I want to upgrade for better gaming performance. Nothing's overclocked.
My question is, should I go up to 2GB RAM or add another 7900GT and go SLI?
I can get the RAM for about $175 or the video card for about $225. My power supply is already good to go for SLI.
I was fairly happy with my machine's performance running FEAR and Ghost Recon - just occasional stutters with most settings pretty high. However, Flight Simulator X on high is causing a lot of stutters and slow frame rates. When it stutters, the hard drive light is on solid or flashing.
Any suggestions, recommendations or opinions are greatly appreciated!
Sailer has hit the nail on the head but I would suggest a full 2GB RAM upgrade making 3GB's total. 2GB's can be as cheap as $200 and in most cases motherboards maxing out at 4GB's the 2GB's upgrade will fill 2 RAM slots. I would say theres little wisdom in buying a extra none DX10 card unless the GPU is under $100.