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SD-RAM vs. DDR-RAM upgrade question?

Last response: in Memory
March 13, 2002 9:20:57 PM

I am seriously considering on buying DDR-RAM if it will improve my game frame rates. Is my CPU running at it's fullest potential (266 fsb) or is it running at 133fst due to my slow ram. I know that I should notice an overall system performance increase in windows programs and in windows explorer but my main concern in game frame rate bottleneck. I have the following system:
ECS K7S5A motherboard
Athlon XP 1700 cpu
GeForce 4 MX440
256 SD-RAM (2x128mB sticks)
Maxtor 20 Gig 7200rpm
AOpen sound
DVD rom
Ethernet card
March 13, 2002 9:44:17 PM

Your CPU is still running at 266 (which is really 133, but it's basically 266). DDR would help, but the limiting factor in your frame rates is most definitely your GeForce 4 MX440.

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March 13, 2002 10:48:17 PM

I agree with Fatburger - you would see some significant all-around performance increases with DDR - especially if you OC it, but your GF4 MX is the problem on framerates. The GF4 <b>MX</b> is slower than a GF3. It is basically an upgraded GF2 MX.

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