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    my computer has:

    athlon 1800xp (1.53Ghz)
    512 SDRAM (64 SDRAM shared for video, so really 448 RAM)
    80GB WD HD
    ECS k7sem mobo
    LG combo drive (16x dvd/ 32x cd)
    on-board video (SiS chipset)
    on-board sound

    is the on-board video slowing down my system, if so by how much?:group:

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    yes the on-board video is slowing your system down...by how much im not sure but it is a fair amount.

    what do you do with your system? any pc that has on-board video is ok for business type stuff, very limited in the gaming area.

    if you are into gaming, your best bet would be cut your loses and get a new computer. getting a video card that you can put in it wont do too much good either, as your system uses SDRAM, limiting the video card greatly.
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    My sdram will affect the video card performance?:grr:

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    if u ar going to use a ddr video card, it will be the speed of SDRAM speed. i would get a sdram video card so u can have ur 512mb bak./
    My new gaming rig..

    [size=1.28]asus a78nx-deluxe
    2x256mb pc 3200 ddr 400.(with cooling)
    athlon Xp 2500+ ( at 200x10=2000mhz .)
    seagate 80gb 8mb SATA
    Tt vlocano 7+ cpu cooling
    Clear case from HK.
    Leaktek fx5600 128mb
    enermax 350w PSU
    wireless internet setup[/size]


    (game/ftp server) windows xp pro, duron 1.4ghz, 256mb pc 2100 2x40gb Hd, radeon 9200se chieftec dragon
    canada price watch :)

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    WTF? They don't make cards with SDRAM anymore. They are ALL DDR and DDR2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    WTF? They don't make cards with SDRAM anymore. They are ALL DDR and DDR2.
    i think what he means is pick up a old Geforce2 with SDRAM. the problem is you wont be able to play any of the newer games very well.
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    Why? I don't see what you're getting at with the whole SDRAM thing.

    What does the video cards memory have to do with the price of tea in china? :confused:

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    [b]ECS K7SEM Motherboard
    Socket A
    CHIPSET: SIS730S
    MEMORY: TWO 168-PIN SDRAM DIMMS (PC100/PC133) UPTO 1GB
    SLOTS: 2PCI, 1AGP, 1AMR
    AUDIO: AC97 AUDIO CODEC ON BOARD
    LAN: VIA VT6103 ON BOARD
    VIDEO: INTEGRATED ADVANCED 128BIT 2D/3D GRAPHICS ENGINE
    I/O: 2 USB 1.1 PORTS, 1 PARALLEL, 1 SERIAL,
    IDE: ULTRA DMA 33/66/100
    MICRO ATX

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    running a DDR based video card, with a SDRAM system ram is not going to be very effective, bottlenecking your system and not getting you anywhere.

    trust me i know, my radeon 9000 never started to work to its full potential until i upgraded my motherboard/ram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoric
    the problem is you wont be able to play any of the newer games very well.
    What games are you refering to?
    Cuz i can play UT and BF1942 just fine with my GF4 440 at high detail. not OC or anything.
    Unless you need like 200Frames/sec.

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