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PC Games And Ram 5:56 am-
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Since I got my Xbox 360 I’ve been letting my PC gather dust. The last four games I’ve bought have been for the 360. I picked up Rainbow Six Vegas, Dead Rising, Viva Pinata, and Crackdown. The last PC game I picked up was Star Trek Legacy.

Recently there has been a few PC games that just performed poorly on my PC. Gothic 3 and Vanguard are two I can name off of the top of my head. Both of which sounds like that unless you had two gigs of ram of more you would have trouble. So last week I ordered two gigs of ram from Newegg.com. The 2 sticks of Crucial Ballistix DDR 500 (PC 4000) Ram arrived on the 20th (the same day I picked up Crackdown). I have yet to put the ram in to my PC.

I really hope going from 1 gig to 2 gigs will give me that extra punch to play some of these PC games. Specifically I want to be able to play Supreme Commander without having to worry about turning down the graphics and still getting 10-15 FPS. I realize I may need to upgrade my ATI 1600 XT at some point to really get a performance increase. I think my next purchase will be the ATI 1950 Pro before I just go and build a new PC for myself.

Sometime later today I’m going to force myself to stop playing Crackdown and I’m going to install my ram. Then all I have to do is install Gothic 3 and see if I do get a performance boost. Which may lead me to buy Vanguard. And then theres always Supreme Commander.

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6 Responses to ''PC Games And Ram''
CanaDan says:
March 1st, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Hey Turk,

How about an XBox 360 folder in the forums? I’d chat it up there with ya :) Plus, there’s always exciting console news, game reviews, etc etc ect.

Turk says:
March 2nd, 2007 at 12:09 am

Done. I added a whole Console sub forum.

Nightblade says:
April 1st, 2007 at 10:38 am

Can u tell me how it went playing Gothic III with 2gig of ram and and the graphic card Ati 1950Pro?

Turk says:
April 1st, 2007 at 10:54 am

Nightblade it’s still unplayable. I think Gothic 3 is another game that needs dual core processors.

Nightblade says:
April 10th, 2007 at 8:47 am

What do you think,can I install a video card with shader model 3 on a motherboard that supports shader model 2?And if so,will I be able to run it ok expect the shader model?Cheers.

Turk says:
April 10th, 2007 at 1:46 pm

I don’t think it’s going to make a difference. I think the game is very processor dependent. It even has a splash screen for dual core intel chips when the game starts. I frankly don’t feel it’s worth the time and money. The game is buggy unoptimized shit. Go play Oblivion.

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