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April 9, 2005 3:02:32 AM

Hey all,
been reading THG for a while now, but didn't really look in the forums. Turns out it's another gold mine of info. Anyway, I have a asus a7v8x-x with a stick of apacer 512mb pc2700 ram. The CPU is Athlon 2000+. Looked through my bios and the fsb is running at 133. So i guess that means my ram is running at 266? My video card is a radeon 9000 pro (couldn't afford anything better when i was putting this thing together). Anyway, I was playing KOTOR and KOTOR2 and noticed that there were some spots where the game was really choppy. If I had to choose to upgrade either the memory (add another stick) or upgrade the video card, which would have the greater effect? The thing with memory is that I've seen a stick of PC3200 advertised for $55 CAD. So should I go with that or spend some more on a better video card? I won't be overclocking anything (i can't afford to replace stuff if things burnout).

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April 9, 2005 9:52:55 AM

Nah, get the video card. A Radeon 9550 isn't that expensive, but try to find one with a 128-bit, rather than 64-bit, memory interface. Don't get confused with MB, you can get these cards as a 128MB 128-bit or 128MB 64-bit version.

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April 9, 2005 12:32:31 PM

Cool, thanks. I'll look into that.

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