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« on: May 28, 2006, 03:54:24 PM »

ok I'm sporting the Dell 400SC because it was like 300 bucks one steals n deals week....

However my radeon 9800 pro melted it's fan and then melted another fan and was delegated to a big house fan blowig it to coolness, but apparently in the process burned itself to the point I dont even bother trying to play anything good, it wont play them without white lines and eventual overheating and rebooting, no atter how I try to cool it down....

So... I think it's time to upgrade from that to a new video card and expand my ram from the 512 and 256 chips I have in there to something larger so I might be able to play games again...

I got about 200 bucks to blow, maybe 250, any suggestions for video card bang for buck, and how much ram I should be getting?

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2006, 04:23:08 PM »

Well 250 would definately get you a nVidia 6600GT and a gig of ram. You may even be able to get something like a 6800GS or caught at a good time a  7600GT. All 3 are nice cards. And a gig of memory should be fine. Ive used 1 gig for years now. 2 gig is the most you'd want.

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2006, 08:59:12 PM »

make sure you have the power supply to handle a newer card, altho if you had a 9800 you will prob be ok
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