hi I just want to know which is better to get more performance because i'm having some problems in games especially crysis. i have a very low frame rate in crysis the average is 15.7fps which is almost unplayable. should i get a GTX 295 oc edition or increase my RAM to 8GB?
intel core 2 quad Q6600
MSI ATI 3870x2 OC edition
asus maximus extreme
150GB WD raptor
500GB seagate barracuda 7200.11
antec 900 case
corsair HX620 PSU
trancend DDR3 RAM 1333 1GB x 4
windows vista 64 bit SP1
lite on DVD burner
Going from 4GB to 8GB will not raise your FPS at all. The GPU would be the first thing to upgrade. The 620HX is going to be pushing it with the GTX 295, though. What resolution do you game at? If you run at a pretty low resolution, then the CPU could also be slowing you down unless it's overclocked.
the 620 probally could power the gtx 295 but it'd be close. Looking at some benchmarks the other day for the gtx 295, this will most likely bottleneck your cpu as well. Not that this is a bad thing but if you get slowdowns in the future it'd be because of your cpu, not your graphics card. I don't think you'll really see much of a preformance increase going from 4gbs to 8gbs. So ya, if you want higher fps in crysis go with a good gpu.
ya i think going with the 4870, or the gtx 260 (216) might be a wiser choice given you're setup. I think you'd see a major increase in preformance with this and save yourself a few hunderd bucks. I think the gtx 295 might be Overkill for the rest of your rig.
Thanks IHU8 for clarifing that the PSU will have no problems running on that power supply. (I suppose i could google this myself but do you know what the nvidia reccommended psu is for the gtx 295 and what would be an actual reccomended psu for this would be off the top of your head?)
In my opinion it sounds like you got a pretty good setup already, have you considered that your problem could be software, and or os related.....i had a system similiar to this but less ram only diff is i used windows xp it would play crysis fine and i even used a lower end video card......you might want to look into switching to windows xp
windows vista 64 bit SP1 --- this is probably your problem
Instead of going out and buying a copy of xp (I have no problems with vista) You can run XP virtualy for any of your games from vista. Just right click on the .exe and go to properties. Go to the compatiblity tab and there you can run games from windows's OS's as old as Windows 95 if you so do please.