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Old 04-20-2006, 12:02 AM   #11
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no, windows sometimes puts it in incorectly, but i know for sure, that my GMA 900 is not stealing from my RAM.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:06 AM   #12
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then where is it getting the memory from?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:06 AM   #13
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um...it probly has its own...
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what video card should i get thats under $120.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:22 PM   #15
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under 120? You might get lucky with a 6600GT.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:45 PM   #16
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hmm...now i'm kinda new into video cards but how bout the ram. shouldn't more be better, or do other things depend, i guess. i just want a good video card, and more ram, then i'll be set for some years.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:49 PM   #17
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for a video card under 120, its going to be hard to have it for a couple more years. If you want to keep it for a couple more years, you are going to have to spend a lot more to go for the ones on top. For video cards, more memory is always good, you want high clock speeds, high memory speeds, 256-bit memory interface, and lots of vertex shaders and pipelines.
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oh. i'm planning on keeping my computer for about 5 or so years...last one till college.
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If you want to keep it till college, you are going to need one hell of a video card and all top of the line parts. Really, 5 years in the computer tech age is a VERY long time. New things come out every year. And soon those parts will be obsolete.
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really. i'll just upgrade them as they come out i guess.
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