Hello guys, i'm a first time poster, but i have to say i've come by many times for help with my computer troubles.
The trouble i'm having is in choosing a new video card. I bought a Dell Dimension 9100 a few months ago, and found out it had a terrible video card, a Radeon x300 series. I can't play any high quality games on it, everythings choppy.
I decided to get a new GeForce video card. Please assume that i know very little about video cards. I found two cards at the store, (1) GeForce 7600 GS with 256 DDR2 and (2) GeForce 7300 GS with 512 DDR2 supporting.
Appparently 'supporting' means that it feeds off my own computers ram rather than having its own, whereas the 7600 may only be 256 MB but at least its built in.
My question is, based on my system, which should i get? The Ge Force 7300 has 512 ram but the RAM is 'supporting' and doesn't come built in, it actually gets it off my own computers ram.
I have 1 GB of RAM now and am considering getting 2 GB of RAM
THIS IS MY SYSTEM:
CPU-Z version 1.33.1.
Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturerDell Inc
BIOS vendorDell Inc.
BIOS release date05/25/2005
ChipsetIntel i945P/PL/G/GZ rev. 00
SouthbridgeIntel 82801GB (ICH7) rev. 01
Sensor chipSMSC 7901
PCI-E Link Widthx16
PCI-E Max Link Widthx16
DRAM Size1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency266.0 MHz
CAS# Latency4.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS#4 clocks
RAS# Precharge4 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS)11 clocks
# of memory modules2
Module 0Samsung DDR2 PC4300 - 512 MBytes
Module 1Samsung DDR2 PC4300 - 512 MBytes
CPU(s) Number of CPUs2 (1 Physical)
CPU#1APIC ID = 0
NameIntel Pentium 4 640
SpecificationIntel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Family / Model / SteppingF 4 3
Extended Family / Model0 0
PackageLGA 775Core SteppingN0
Supported Instructions SetsMMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T
CPU Clock Speed2792.9 MHz
Clock multiplierx 14.0
Front Side Bus Frequency199.5 MHz
Bus Speed798.0 MHz
L1 Data Cache16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed2792.9 MHz (Full)
L2 LocationOn Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logicyes
L2 Bus Width256 bits
CPU#2APIC ID = 1
CPU NameIntel Pentium 4 640 (logical unit)
Windows versionMicrosoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)