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September 15, 2009 5:25:02 AM

Just bought a

250GTS 512MB 256bit GDDR3 EVGA card
3.06 Core 2 Duo CPU
600W PSU
and 2GB of DDR 2 1066 ram
and a new mobo for this

upgrading from a

8600 GT
2 GB DDR800 ram
450W PSU
2.2 Core 2 Duo


I want to know if i'll be able to play higher end games like crysis with this new system?
I'm going to give Aion a shot but mostly just excited to play all my steam games without a hiccup and starcraft and diablo when they launch (oh and left for dead 2)

if anyone can give me their opinion on the new rig that would rule! (im running XP 32 bit by the way, not a fan of vista/havent tried 7)

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September 15, 2009 5:35:25 AM

^ It would depend on the resolution of you monitor or @ the resolution at which you game...It can play crysis - but how good, will depend on the resolution...

But seeing from where you are coming, this should be a very good upgrade...
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September 15, 2009 5:43:49 AM

Need brands and models of components.

The faster DDR2-1066 memory probably will not help.
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September 15, 2009 5:54:44 AM

1400x900 resolution 19 inch

im actually not the type to hold up a photograph to my monitor and try to get all my friends to stroke my e-peen

and the only reason i upgraded ram from DDR800 is because i thought the mobo only took DDR2

and ill post that in one second jsc



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September 15, 2009 6:05:51 AM

Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7600 - Retail



COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ... - Retail



GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail



EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail



mushkin XP 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model 991619 - Retail
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September 15, 2009 6:16:06 AM

^ Those are good components...

And as for the RAM, even yours is a DDR2...So you could have reused it...

And the GTS 250 can handle Crysis easily @ that resolution...But maybe you would have to lower the AA and AF...
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September 15, 2009 6:18:24 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Those are good components...

And as for the RAM, even yours is a DDR2...So you could have reused it...

And the GTS 250 can handle Crysis easily @ that resolution...But maybe you would have to lower the AA and AF...


i still have my RAM in this mobo, can XP utilize the 4GBs of RAM, and if they are running at different speeds? im not an expert (yet :ange:  )
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September 15, 2009 6:46:35 AM

32-bit XP cant recognize 4GB completely and that too with a 512MB graphic card...
And you can use 2 different speed RAM sticks but not in Dual-Channel
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September 15, 2009 6:49:06 AM

gkay09 said:
32-bit XP cant recognize 4GB completely and that too with a 512MB graphic card...
And you can use 2 different speed RAM sticks but not in Dual-Channel



think ill be ok with just the 2GB ddr1066 stick? (my 2gbs of DDR2 800 are 1gb each, so if i throw those in wont the speeds go down to the 800's? )
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September 15, 2009 7:11:01 AM

Actually if you use the 2x 1GB sticks in Dual channel, they might perform better than that single 2GB DDR2 1066MHz stick because of the Dual-Channel config...

As for using all the 3 sticks, you can do so but like I said you will loose Dual-Channel config and like you said it will slow down...

Or you can sell that 2x1GB sticks and buy yourself another matching 2GB DDR2 1066MHz RAM stick...and run those in Dual-Channel
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September 15, 2009 7:16:49 AM

will probably just invest in another stick of the 2GB DDR2 1066
thanks for that... now just for cable organization!
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September 15, 2009 7:28:19 AM

Even in DX9 that 250 is going to suck.There's not enough video memory on it for one and the small memory interface with the ddr3 is going to hold you back. And if you're not running at least 4gig of memory in dual channel mode it'll tank more. Good Luck to you.
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September 15, 2009 12:03:31 PM

Your memory choice was bad. You should have just added another 2 gig of 800mhz memory. 1066 memory on this Intel platform is useless. At this point though, you should buy another stick to match what you have and install it.
I would say that the 2 sticks of older memory you had would perform better than the 1 stick you have now. You need to ALWAYS install memory in pairs.
I would have opted for a slightly better video card as well.
Although its quite a jump from where you were, it's still a mediocore card, especially for Crysis.
It would have been worth the money to at very least bought the 260.
You asked, you got my 2 cents.
But, all in all, it should be a considerable step up from what you had.
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