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October 25, 2007 12:21:20 AM

Hey guys, Im thinking about upgrading, but im not sure if i should. Right now I have an 8600GT and I want to upgrade to one of the 8800's (waiting on the 8800GT to decide which one). The thing is I have a 19 inch widescreen so would it be worth it for me to upgrade my GPU, when the 8600gt runs everything fine on this resolution. If i was to upgrade my monitor what size monitor should i get?

Another question would I my e4400 be able to handle the 8800?

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October 25, 2007 12:30:35 AM

can u switch ur name plz :p  if i could switch mine i would me more than happy to since i had actually changed the name i use in games to Num3n..

anyways since u only have one post could u change it perhaps, thanks (unless of course there is a name changing option im not aware of...
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October 25, 2007 5:55:28 AM

yes u can run E4400 with a 8800 GPU , but if u OC it , it will be better and wont bottleneck it
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October 25, 2007 6:47:41 AM

The CPU is already at 2.8ghz.
October 25, 2007 7:43:29 AM

maverick18 said:
Hey guys, Im thinking about upgrading, but im not sure if i should. Right now I have an 8600GT and I want to upgrade to one of the 8800's (waiting on the 8800GT to decide which one). The thing is I have a 19 inch widescreen so would it be worth it for me to upgrade my GPU, when the 8600gt runs everything fine on this resolution. If i was to upgrade my monitor what size monitor should i get?



yes, if u want to change ur graphics card, then u should. and wait from 1-3 weeks. i think there are 2-3 new graphics card coming out. the 8800GT, one ati, n im not sure if the new 8800GTS (third one im not sure). after you c some benchmarking from good/trusted websites go do ur upgrade.

u dont see any reason for changing the monitor. ill stick to the 19inch wide screen.
October 25, 2007 7:36:18 PM

E4400 will hold back 8800s but if you oc a bit it should be fine
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October 25, 2007 7:44:12 PM

he has it @ 2.8 and he will fine with it , no worries
October 25, 2007 7:59:01 PM

maverick7 said:
can u switch ur name plz :p  if i could switch mine i would me more than happy to since i had actually changed the name i use in games to Num3n..

anyways since u only have one post could u change it perhaps, thanks (unless of course there is a name changing option im not aware of...


Wow you don't see that every day. :D  Now your user names will get other people confused for sure.
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October 25, 2007 8:31:32 PM

maverick18 said:
Hey guys, Im thinking about upgrading, but im not sure if i should. Right now I have an 8600GT and I want to upgrade to one of the 8800's (waiting on the 8800GT to decide which one). The thing is I have a 19 inch widescreen so would it be worth it for me to upgrade my GPU, when the 8600gt runs everything fine on this resolution. If i was to upgrade my monitor what size monitor should i get?

Another question would I my e4400 be able to handle the 8800?


If the 8600gt runs everything fine then keep using it and keep your money in the bank.

If you want to upgrade the monitor, you have two good choices IMO:
1. 24" monitor and 8800 GT or GTX. For some games with max settings the fps at 1920x1200 will be OK but not great.
2. 22" monitor and 8800 GT or GTX. This should be fine, at 1680x1050.

An E6600 at stock can generally keep up with the 8800 GTX. Your E4400 at 2.8 GHz has less cache but a higher clock, so I suspect it's very close to the stock E6600. No worries there. Get a Q9450 or something like that a year from now.
October 25, 2007 9:59:17 PM

If you decide to get a 24" monitor remember one thing, you are locking yourself into widescreen and 1920 native resolution. That means you'll have to keep your system pretty up-to-date to continue to play new releases at native res and / or max settings.
October 26, 2007 1:20:44 AM

Sigadigah said:
If you decide to get a 24" monitor remember one thing, you are locking yourself into widescreen and 1920 native resolution. That means you'll have to keep your system pretty up-to-date to continue to play new releases at native res and / or max settings.


Which is why I have decided not to go 24", but maybe 20" though. Don't like the dot pitch of the 22 inchers.
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October 26, 2007 1:40:27 AM

Yeah. And another thing, I decided not to get a 24" because the pixels are very small. That is, it's hard to read small fonts if you're not a teenager with great eyesight any more. I'll try 1920x1200 on a Samsung 275T (27") when I can afford it.
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