I had a thread a few weeks ago about updating graphics cards, at this point I can't play anything because of artifacting (4400 3d mark 06 ;-/). I am going to go with a 512 g92 8800gts. Currently I am running xp pro w/ a 3800+ - 2GB ram. I want it for DX10 eventually and would like to go back and play games such as Crysis, Bioshock and WiC which I currently can't due to artifacting and lag.
What would be your recommendations for the processor update? I am looking towards a 5400+ and maybe overclocking it to the 6000+ speeds.
Any input or if anyone knows any deals on a good 8800gts I would appreciate it! Thanks to all for all the help and such a warm welcome!
Anyone please? I would like to order this tomorrow to have this ASAP. Right now I can't play anything and the g/f of 3 years just broke up with me so I need something to look forward to and get my mind off things. Gonna go crazy otherwise!
$229.99 is far more than $169.99 for the same thing. Nvidia makes and sells gpu to those "manufacturers," which has to use the same gpu on the same board layout. In some cases, the cards are assembled by third party subcontractors, which means it's literally a matter of putting on different stickers. Besides, why do you need Lifetime Warranty? The 3 year warranty is fine. It's not like you're keeping it for life.
For 4gb, a kit of 2x2gb is best. Less power is needed for two sticks vs. four. If upgrading, get the EXACT same memory if you can. On some motherboards, slight mismatches can cause problems. Even the same ram can differ in makeup from different batches.