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Ram, Or Video Card?

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I have enough money for 1GB DDR2(compatable with pavillion?) ram, or a 128MB ATi Radeon 9800.

 

I currently have 512MB of ram on my computer, so with the ram I would have 1.5GB total RAM.

 

With the video card, well, just 512mb ram and a video card.

 

 

 

I am looking to speed up gaming, but since I'm illiterate with these things, if I upgrade my video card, but my RAM still sucks, will it improve anything?

 

 

My current specs:

---HP Pavillion---

Athlon 2800

512mb PC3200

128mb ATi Radeon 9200 All In Wonder

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I have enough money for 1GB DDR2(compatable with pavillion?) ram, or a 128MB ATi Radeon 9800.

 

I currently have 512MB of ram on my computer, so with the ram I would have 1.5GB total RAM.

 

With the video card, well, just 512mb ram and a video card.

I am looking to speed up gaming, but since I'm illiterate with these things, if I upgrade my video card, but my RAM still sucks, will it improve anything?

My current specs:

---HP Pavillion---

Athlon 2800

512mb PC3200

128mb ATi Radeon 9200 All In Wonder

 

+1 vote for the 9800.

 

and... you would have been wanting the ordinary DDR, not DDR2 :P

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the video card will be a significant improvement to your current card...that is, in gaming. make sure that you have an agp 8x slot. not sure what that 9200aiw is.

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video card if you can only afford one... down the line though you should be looking at RAM to up your preformance...

 

a 9200 is really old though.... just make sure you get the right interface 9800

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I agree with everyone above. The 9800 sounds better than the RAM at this point. Back in the day, I went from an old Geforce 2 Ti to a 9800 Pro and it blew me away. You'll be surprised at the difference it'll make. Then maybe budget in another 512mb of RAM in the future to bring yourself up to 1GB. :)

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I have $40 to spend.

 

Thank you very much for the input!

 

 

edit:

Sorry for posting again, but what is better:

 

128mb ATI Radeon 9800

256mb ATI Radeon 9550XL ?

Edited by TEK_Speedy

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I have $40 to spend.

 

Thank you very much for the input!

edit:

Sorry for posting again, but what is better:

 

128mb ATI Radeon 9800

256mb ATI Radeon 9550XL ?

 

9800

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I have $40 to spend.

 

Thank you very much for the input!

edit:

Sorry for posting again, but what is better:

 

128mb ATI Radeon 9800

256mb ATI Radeon 9550XL ?

 

 

The 9800, no contest.. don't let the 256MB fool you :P

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