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I would not be happy with 512 mb of ram with the new age 3d games. Yes you can play bf2 with 512 mb ram but that is the minimum. I couldnt handle playing a game on medium, but thats just me. All of the hardcore gamers will agree with me. I dont hardcore i just play all new games on high/ultra. You should see the difference on bf 2 from 512 mb ram to 1.5 gb of ram. You would be amazed. 512 mb is not enough for bf2, trust me it will be choppy.
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Anyway, this is to Ntd:

If you listen to me you will thank me later, i am 100% positive.

get 512mb or 1 gb more ram. Your choice

Check items in msconfig..
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dude you need to learn how to edit , you post like 4 replies in a row.
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Noone has complained yet, you are the first. I have helped out many people. Your post has nothing to do with helping him.
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that's great, you have helped many people. However you do not know how to use a forum properly.
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:| lmao.

Anyway, let us know what you decide to do.
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Hey guys my net will be back on wednesday (Thursday for you americans) then i'll post. Hmmm about that RAM issue, no game to this date needs more than 512. So i might consider getting more when i have money or if i cant find another issuse for this poor performance.
Thanks post back soon.
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Umm, wow i would not play alot of the games i do if i only had 512 mb ram. In doom 3 with it on very high and the filterings on you need a gig for it to even be smooth. Dont even think about running doom 3 on ultra settings with 512 mb ram... It even says, a gig of ram required for ultra gameplay and it eats that up even. You guys need to listen, 512 mb ram is not enough for a 3d hardcore gamer. The new games coming out wont even play right on 512mb.... Have you herd of F.E.A.R the pc game? That will run like total crud with 512 mb ram. That game awed me with its graphics.

Yes i know you can play doom 3 with 512 mb ram, but i dont like to lower the settings at all.

The difference is day and night from 512 to 1gb and from 1gb to 2gb.

Anyway i will explain in detail so you will agree with me.

The reason i suggested atleast 1gb of ram for you Ntd is because you have a antivirus program and it is slowing down your pc. Those antivirus programs are great and you need to keep it on. Virus programs sit on your taskbar and adds alot more processes for your cpu to compile. They eat up memory also. That then equals to slower performance. With that virus program chillin, and always on it eats the memory expecially in games.... You need more Ram. :tazz:


Now, if you didnt have the virus program up the pc would run alot better with just 512mb ram on games. :)

Yes Doom 3 plays good with 512 mb ram without a virus program running.

Edited by jrm20, 15 September 2005 - 08:26 PM.

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heh...yea I tried BF2 w/ my 512 mb ram.....didn't quite work...when I get the money I'm probably going to upgrade this comp....used to be new-age...then all these new games totally overwhelmed it...
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Ok biyectivo, let me get this straight with you. Most of the time i read these forums is when im at tech school in class. I do my work in class and on break i check the forums. I dont leave the person hanging if im able to get back in touch with them. I go back and fourth between my school work and geekstogo.com

Hmmm and really I dont even think editing would help because i give alot of information. If i kept on adding on the same one it would be a mess.

I really wish i had time to jump onto someone for no reason like others i know.

Tell an admin, dont post it in the forums.

Im sorry you dont like the way i help people.
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Ok guys lets get back on topic with the purpose of helping Ntd as we all set out to do.

Hmmm, it does seem that most of these new games are crying for more ram and with the price of ram these days I don't see how you can go wrong.

The system in my sig has a gig for gaming and I soon need to add some but my other systems used for internet and word process has 512 witch is fine for that, but for gaming a gig soon won't be enough

just my 2 cents

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Thank You! :) :tazz:
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Finally my net is back!
ok here we go!
--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name CHRIS-COMP (Gamer's Box)
User Name Chris

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+
Motherboard Name Asus K8V SE Deluxe (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 WiFi, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8383 Apollo K8T800, AMD Hammer
System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (08/03/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter RADEON X800 Series Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON X800 Series (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X800 Pro (R420)
Monitor HP D5259A Pavilion M70 (TH01300660)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD16 00JD-00GBB0 SCSI Disk Device (149 GB)
Optical Drive PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:16x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:32x/24x/40x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 142365 MB (94182 MB free)
E: (NTFS) 10260 MB (4499 MB free)
Total Size 149.0 GB (96.4 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse HID-compliant MX510 Optical Mouse

Network:
Network Adapter Alcatel SpeedTouch™ USB ADSL RFC1483 (10.0.0.1)
Network Adapter Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, Copper RJ-45
Modem Aztech SoftK56 Data Fax PCI Modem

Peripherals:
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device Logitech USB MX510 Optical Mouse
USB Device Speed Touch 500 Series

Bench's:

3dMarK03 - 11039
3dMarK05 - 5425

Note these are not the latest did them about 3 months ago.

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