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1 gig of memory too low?

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April 30, 2007 5:14:31 AM

Hey i was wondering, im building a new rig and im on a strict budget. Will one gig of OCZ platinum XTC ddr2-800 RAM bottleneck or really halt performance by more then like 20 FPS in modern games like COUNTER STRIKE SOURCE, and call of duty 2? Do i REALLY need 2 gigs, or is 1 gig fine. BTW plan on playing 1024x768 resolution medium settings. THANK YOU im getting an x1950 XT, e6420, so will they got bottlenecked?

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April 30, 2007 5:15:28 AM

btw im getting an x1950 XT, e6420, so will they got bottlenecked?
April 30, 2007 5:52:42 AM

You really should have 2 gigs for gaming on XP... Vista, honestly 4gigs. Vista with 1gb of memory = forget playing games. How much are you paying for that XT because you can get yourself an 8800gts 320 for just a little more with a lot better performance. If price is a concern I would go with a x1950pro or just get the 8800. Also what kind of power supply do you plan on using?
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April 30, 2007 5:54:39 AM

Playing at that resolution there is no bottleneck. Are you planning on OC'ing that processor because they go 3ghz stable and beyond!
April 30, 2007 7:25:18 PM

im getting a 500 W silverstone 50EF or something, its good. And yes i plan to OC
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