lcd and sound card

November 13, 2009 at 04:10:19
Specs: Windows XP
Hi everyone...

I am currently having 17inch (4:3) CRT. ...& thinking of upgrading to 23inch lcd (16:9),.my question is ---- will the gaming performance get affected..I mean whether it will get slow or remain normal...

SPECS:-

P4 - 3.2GHz
DDR2- 2GB (800 MHz) +512mb (533 MHz)
Intel 945GTP
nvidia 9500GT (1GB DDR2)
160 GB SATA
idt sigmatel on board (sound card)
17inch CRT
Also...I want to buy a economic+good sound card (gaming purpose as well) , as my onboard card (sigmatel) is quite annoying with vista & window 7... plz suggest me one.

plz forgive for broken language and knowledge and plz reply to my both problems thanks…


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#1
November 13, 2009 at 07:38:18
The 9500GT isn't a great gaming card in the 1st place. The ones with GDDR3 memory aren't TOO awfully bad but the models with DDR2 aren't very good. The bigger LCD display with higher native resolution means the card has even more area to fill, so it will probably slow things down even more.

What's so annoying about your onboard sound? There are plenty of cheap PCI sound cards available, it all depends on how much you're willing to spend & what features you want. Just make sure the card is Vista/Windows 7 compatible. You *may* even pick up a slight performance boost by taking the sound duties away from the CPU.

I see you have a mix of DDR2-800 & DDR2-533. That means all your RAM runs at DDR2-533 speed (266MHz). If you have an 800MHz FSB P4, that's exactly what you want.


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#2
November 13, 2009 at 09:15:03
Thanks for the reply jam...

The annoying feature with my sigmatel on board sound card is that ….only the back speakers and woofer works with window 7 (front speaker and sub-woofer didn't work). I have also tried to update the driver but ...result was nothing....

SPECS:-

P4 - 3.2GHz
DDR2- 2GB (800 MHz) +512mb (533 MHz)
Intel 945GTP
nvidia 9500GT (1GB DDR2)
160 GB SATA
idt sigmatel on board (sound card)

and is using mix ram is hindering the top performance or something and I am not so clear about FSB thing but I think during installation of XP or in bios I read it 600Mhz(not sure)


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#3
November 13, 2009 at 20:13:34
If you have an 800MHz FSB P4 (& I think you do), the correct RAM speed for optimal performance is DDR2-533. And since you have a mix, the lower speed over-rides the higher speed, therefore they are ALL running at DDR2-533 speed. You're good.

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#4
November 13, 2009 at 21:13:53
thanks. man

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