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    Default What should I Upgrade???

    My next upgrade is coming this week for my PC but cant decide.

    Choice is either:

    Graphics Card: I have an Nvidia 8800 GT Upgrade to Nvidia 9800 GT

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    Operating System: I have Vista 32 bit Home premium. Upgrade to Vista 64 bit Home premium with Win 7 Upgrade?



    Help please
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    I think that you should go for the 64 bit, for security reasons. I am a great fan of the 64 bit versions in all things and I believe that it will not be too long before everything is 64 bit

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    will changing from 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS improve gaming quality as all 7GB of installed ram will be recognized and my CPU will be running at peek performance or is that a tech myth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny.rotton View Post
    will changing from 32-bit OS to 64-bit OS improve gaming quality as all 7GB of installed ram will be recognized and my CPU will be running at peek performance or is that a tech myth?
    I do not think that is a myth, because 64 does recognise more ram than 32 bit and since I installed extra ram my system is faster, I went from 2GB to 3GB and the person who noticed the speed first was my wife. I have used my son's 32bit with the same ram and I have to say mine seems a lot quicker , but I am not a gamer. My son who teaches gaming and other techy things at university has a 64 bit and advised me to go that route. But I am not 100% sure of this

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    Well Wednesday has arrived and today is upgrade day. To be honest I still haven't made my mind up as it all depends on how the over clocking goes. (Off topic). I pushed my CPU from 2.4GHz to 2.67GHz last night and I feel it has more to give. I also changed the memory timings a little and the PCI-E bus. I will give the final numbers when completed.

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    Final Numbers for overclocking:

    CPU 2400 MHz to 2691 MHz
    PCI-E bus 2500 MHz to 2900 MHz

    tRAS timing cut in half as well as tRCD, and tRP.

    A small improvement of around 12% but every little helps. System stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny.rotton View Post
    My next upgrade is coming this week for my PC but cant decide.

    Choice is either:

    Graphics Card: I have an Nvidia 8800 GT Upgrade to Nvidia 9800 GT

    or

    Operating System: I have Vista 32 bit Home premium. Upgrade to Vista 64 bit Home premium with Win 7 Upgrade?

    Help please

    hi !!

    Actually upgrading from a 8800 to a 9800 wont make a huge difference, i woould suggest you to go for a 260 or 250 card that will come in the same bugget as this one, how much ram do you have ?? upgrade option with windows 7 would be very good, but only go for 64bit if you are planning to use 4gb or more RAM

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    Upgrade compleat. I went for the GFX card as I love my Gaming and Windows 7 will come down in price.

    Picture results:

    Nvidia 8800GT 512MB



    Nvidia 9800GT 1GB




    Even my wife noticed the difference from 5 meters away so its got to be good.

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    that is a great improvement in quality! makes me think I should upgrade to it as it about 85.00 from ccl online.

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    I should add also that nvidia has removed the s-video socket and replaced it with a nice new HDMi socket. I thought that was a nice touch and I got the over-clocked version with extra large fan and heat sink

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