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Old 01-26-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Will my system bottleneck this videocard?

Well, I plan on getting this card..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102668

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X1600XT chipset -sapphire
590mhz core clock
Double pumped memory at 1380mhz
256mb onboard memory
128bit interface
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So my pc is..
Intel Pent 4, 3.0ghz
1gb 533mhz ddr2 memory
160gb harddrive

Now, If i get that card, will my current system bottleneck it. And make it just useless?
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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nope it should work just fine
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Lets only hope. And i forgot to mention, that im looking at another gig of ram..
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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pffft no way. It'll run real smooth. And another gigabyte of RAM will only help!
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:38 PM   #5
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well 3GHz is pretty decent for a P4 system and if you're looking at another gig of ram try to get dual channel and if u get 2 gigs no more page file
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Will my system bottleneck this videocard?

Haha, Well the VM wouldnt be a problem, if i had a faster hard drive. But 7200 isnt fast enough for good VM. But i need to get the ram for like 60bucks. If anyone knows where to get it that cheap.. I only need value ram. It all works the same for me
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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That's a nice card... I want to get the 512mb x1900xt... lol... anyways, yeah, the gig of ram will be an addition and, although you can't expect performance like an amd, the p4 at 3ghz is still good enough. Run 3dmark05 and tell us what you get!
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:32 PM   #8
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In one word: Yes
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:32 PM   #9
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Thats assuming that i get my old computer sold, and the video card bought.. then, find a way to get some cash for the gig of ram..
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1GB of RAM is fairly cheap now.
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