About Ram n GPU

My friend is asking the following... related to gaming

1.Is there a possibility that my ram has low bus speed causing slower fps? I have total 3gb with 200 mhz.

2.nvidia 8600 is better than nvidia 9400 gt?

3.improving my gpu is the better choice for upgrading?
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  1. 1 the amount of ram is more important than its speed, if you have a 32bit OS 3GB is good.
    2 8600GT is better
    3 That is going to be based on the rest of the system, CPU etc.
  2. To be very honest, more information on your friend's computer would help a bunch.

    CPU
    RAM
    Video Card
    Power Supply
    Motherboard
    Operating System
    Monitor Resolution
    Games he/she Plays

    Generally speaking though, the 8600 and 9400GT are both budget GPUs. They're not performance driven gaming cards. So depending on what game he's playing, and what resolution, they may be slow just because of that.

    Also, if he has 3GB of 200Mhz RAM, it sounds like he's got a pretty old computer.
  3. rolli59 said:
    1 the amount of ram is more important than its speed, if you have a 32bit OS 3GB is good.


    I would have to say they are almost of equal importance. For example, 2GBs of DDR1 will have the machine be incredible sluggish than having 2GBs of DDR3. Of course, the speed within the type of ram isn't as important, such as DDR2 667 to DDR2 800.
  4. method320 said:
    I would have to say they are almost of equal importance. For example, 2GBs of DDR1 will have the machine be incredible sluggish than having 2GBs of DDR3. Of course, the speed within the type of ram isn't as important, such as DDR2 667 to DDR2 800.

    Most Motherboards only accept 1 type of ram, hence my statement!
  5. rolli59 said:
    Most Motherboards only accept 1 type of ram, hence my statement!


    Correct. And all motherboards only accept 1 type of ram at any given moment. My point was, if you had a ddr2 motherboard and a ddr3 motherboard, same processor, same hard drive, same video card, same amount of ram, the ddr3 machine would perform better.
  6. method320 said:
    Correct. And all motherboards only accept 1 type of ram at any given moment. My point was, if you had a ddr2 motherboard and a ddr3 motherboard, same processor, same hard drive, same video card, same amount of ram, the ddr3 machine would perform better.

    Agreed!
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