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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I want my computer to be faster, need opinions

Hi every1, I need your help.

I have a Core2Duo 1.7, 1gb of ram, 320gb hd, a built-in x3000 graphics card on Vista.

I am wondering what would give me a better performance. Adding a gb of ram would give me back the memory the graphic card is taking, but a new video card would stop the ram bandwith that the graphic card is making.

What do you think? Thanks,
JP


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On board video is your problem. I'd definitely upgrade to a PCI-e video card.
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Yep, I have a slot for it.

And I understand that Vista dosen't help. :?


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vista can be a resource hog on it's own. I'd do both...

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[quote author=JP3G link=topic=94454.msg1848287#msg1848287 date=1194882760]
Hi every1, I need your help.

I have a Core2Duo 1.7, 1gb of ram, 320gb hd, a built-in x3000 graphics card on Vista.

I am wondering what would give me a better performance. Adding a gb of ram would give me back the memory the graphic card is taking, but a new video card would stop the ram bandwith that the graphic card is making.

What do you think? Thanks,
JP
[/quote]

Really depends on what you're looking to improve. If you're a gamer, definitely a better vid card. If you're after photoshop performance, video editing or related, the increased memory would be a good bet.

In all honesty, though, never use on-board video for anything but a server. IMHO.

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if your running vista you def need more ram. in my IT class we learned that vista needs about 4 gigs to run well but 2 gigs will get you by

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http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/ap...um_480x376.mov

downgrade to xp, or add more RAM
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[quote author=pipejaimes link=topic=94454.msg1848388#msg1848388 date=1194885417]
http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/ap...um_480x376.mov

downgrade to xp, or add more RAM
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you mean upgrade to xp

with all the fancy graphical "feature" vista boasts, i would get a new video card
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[quote author=pipejaimes link=topic=94454.msg1848388#msg1848388 date=1194885417]
http://movies.apple.com/movies/us/ap...um_480x376.mov

downgrade to xp, or add more RAM
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LOL! I love it! :P

All right, tonight is 'upgrade' time. I'll see after if I still need more performance.

thx guys


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Have you tried putting a wing on it?

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