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Which is better, 256 X1300 PRO or 512 X1300?


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I played BF2 on an X1300 512 AMD sempron 1.8GHz 1.25 GB ram, an then played on 2.8GHz Pentium D Dual Core with 256 X1300 Pro, 1GB ram, and on the pro, i dont run as high settings. How can this be? Does the video memory really make that much difference?
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It can yes, BF2 loves ram.
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It can yes, BF2 loves ram.


So you reccomend I use the 512MB X1300 instead of the 256MB Pro?
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Well if the 512uses DDR1 then no i would use the pro but if its ddr2 youm could get away with it, you really arent going to get a big difference between them they are both slow cards.

Buddy if this is your gaming machine for a £1000 i would return whoever sold you it seriously ripped you off, a non gaming CPU and a really basic non gaming graphics card 1300 are way slow they are meant to replace integrated on systems where people need things like VIVO and dx9 of a proper card but dont need alot of power.

I can build your base unit of that PC for about £500 and thats with a very good case as well a generic one would cost less, and its using good corsair ram.

Edited by warriorscot, 28 April 2006 - 05:26 AM.

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I don't know what it uses. DDR 1 or 2. I didn't buy it as a gaming PC, but I bought it becasue it has the potential to be a gaming PC.
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All PCs have the potential to be a gaming PC, but for a £1000 you havent gotten a good deal for anykind of PC like that unless you got a £500 monitor with it you got a bad deal. Its potential isnt that great if i was buying something to have potential gaming pc i would have went down to lidl or aldi and got one of there £500-600 pound AMD 3700+ sandiego NF4 rigs as they are allready respectable gamers. And offer good upgrade potential.
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Well my monitor alone would cost £250-£300
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Closer to £200, who did you buy it from anyway.
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PC World. Why. I know they are a rip off if thats what your going to say.
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Lol Big aye on PCworld rip off you should have just burned your money at the counter in that shop, lol. Its hilarious last time i went in there they were charging 120 squid for 80Gb hard drives(old models as well) at the same time i bought a 200 for 60, lol. I thought it was a smaller shop or retialer its good to keep track of them so we can tell users to avoid them.
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So, oh great WarriorScot, please impart your wisdom on us, and tell us, where do you shop???
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The internet. Ebuyer, overclockers, Scan, Amazon, occasionally lidl they have great deals sometimes.
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RIIIIIIIIIIGHT. Also, whre can I get some good ATi OC software. All the ones i have tried are really crappy.
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Use ATI tool its in my sig its the best.
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I use radlink its pretty gd dont even no its running lol all you do is set the speed and it loads them on startup. Ebuyer is a good place to get pc parts I always get mine from there like warriorscot said PC World rip you off and also if you go and buy a new pc they say [bleep] like "You wont be able to get CD-ROMs anymore because there all moving to DVD-ROM" which it hasnt yet! and they said that like 3 years ago when i got my old pc lol. I would get the X1300 512 as you can just overclock it to pro speeds.
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