What to get FX 5200 or more RAM?

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Whats better: FX 5200 or 512Mb more RAM?

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  1. gmavignier

    gmavignier Ancient Guru

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    I am on a thight budget and I am considering what to buy a MSI FX 5200 or 512Mb more RAM (consider my system >>>>>).

    I only play CS:S and older games like that no Doom 3 or anything. So I am wondering what is best for me SM 2.0 or better performance.

    Please dont give me the "Don't change your card unless you are going for a 5700" I dont have money for that its either 5200 or 512 ram.
     
  2. Goff

    Goff Master Guru

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    definately 512mb of ram!!
    THe FX5200 would be a performance downgrade from the card you have now and you wouldnt notice new dx9 effects since you said you play older games. I think the FX5200 runs in dx8 mode in half life 2 anyway just like your ti4800
     
  3. gmavignier

    gmavignier Ancient Guru

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    My card is great I cant complain but I was wondering if it makes such a difference to have 1Gb of RAM.
     
  4. Kaitoe

    Kaitoe Member Guru

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    the 5200 will prolly run twice as slow, and yes 1gig of ram will increase things such as game loading time
     

  5. Sobe

    Sobe Member Guru

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    More ram, k thx
     
  6. r3claim3r

    r3claim3r Ancient Guru

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    More ram, that's for sure. Your 4800SE would easily smear that FX5200.
     
  7. Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin Master Guru

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    Get neither. Both are waste of money. Save your money and do a better upgrade.
     
  8. Ilmarin

    Ilmarin Master Guru

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    consider this: a friend of mine "upgraded" from a geforce 2 ultra to a 5200
    same clock speeds but 128bit bus vs 64bit.guess what?he got lower scores in 3dmark01
     
  9. INSTG8R

    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    yep I totally agree with Ilmarin as I owned a 5200 for about an hour. I thought I would "upgrade" my Ti4200 8x HAH the Ti scores 200 points more in 3Dmark 03 not to mention I saw ZERO improvement in Games. Go for the GIG!!!!
     
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    omarmakki Ancient Guru

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    The FX 5200 sucks big time!! Never even think of getting it... ur Geforce 4 Ti 4800 SE is far more better...
     

  11. DeadFish

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    Deffo more RAM! I had 768mb RAM and SWG (Star Wars Galaxies) was fine but sometimes sluttering (depends on the area) I added 256mb RAM and it is a lot better now.
     
  12. adrichardson

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    Definitely more ram. A 5200 would be a big downgrade (it may boast dx9 features but the card can't cope with them).
     
  13. gmavignier

    gmavignier Ancient Guru

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    OK thanks for all your help I have decided to get 1Gb RAM!
     

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