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morfius

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Hi

I'm new to system upgrades and am looking for some help.

Here are my specs:

250 watt psu
Asus p5s800 (sis 661fx integrated graphics)
Celeron D 2.93ghz
1 - 256mb infineon ram
160gb seagate barracuda hd (7gb system recover partition)

Should I get 256mb ram or 512mb ram
I have found this page ebuyer memory Is the corsair value ram any good. Is the kingston ram good. These are the two that I am looking at. Are there any better modules out there for around £35.

Now onto graphics cards. I currently have the onboard sis 661fx which won't even play games that the geforce 4 mx440 64mb on my other pc will play on full quality. I have found this card. hightech radeon 9550 256mb It has very positive reviews I would like your views on it.
I have also found this card which is the same but made by sapphire - is it any better or doesn't the make have any difference. sapphire radeon 9550 256mb Please can you submit feedback or telll me if there is anything better for the same price/ just as good for cheaper.
Also will they work with my setup and with a 250w power supply.

Cheers
Morfius
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morfius

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hi emery herman
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I can't answer every question but here goes. I would get 512 MB ram or more if the system will be running XP. Kingston makes good quality RAM. I use Kingston memory in all the machines I build and sell.

Edited by Emery Herman, 02 October 2005 - 08:53 AM.

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ok thx

will a 256mb of infineon ram work with a 512mb of kingston.

Is 768mb enough?
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are the graphics cards good??
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whats the budget? id replace the processor first
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