August 22nd, 2001, 12:46 PM
win2k likes 256MB to run smoothly, although 128 will work. I'd recommend 256 minimum for win2k.
win98 will operate smoothly on 128MB, but at current prices, I'd recommend 256MB for a little speed boost. 384MB is probably the largest amount that will show much performance gain, and win98 doesn't like anything above 512MB without editing registry settings, and it's pointless anyway (for most users)
Those who fear the facts will forever try to discredit the fact finders. - Daniel C. Dennett
Dual Palomino @ 1.9 GHz
3 X15 Cheetah's in Raid
2GB DDR SDRAM CAS 2 @ 400 MHz
Off Topic Central
- Owned and Operated by HWC members
IMO, Mr. Derek Smart is a hypocrite: Only someone who is either (a) lying (b) ashamed of their products (c) just plain ashamed, would hestitate to give out some simple and straight forward information. - Derek Smart, Ph.D.
August 22nd, 2001, 01:00 PM
if you have a $2,000 go for 512mb.
August 23rd, 2001, 07:16 AM
August 23rd, 2001, 08:28 AM
I see your point Jough, but if the man's got $2000 to spend on a PC and wants something top-notch then he can get it. Seeing as he wants to game, at least a GF3 is a pre-requisite with that budget. And also, why skimp on a cheap keyboard/mouse for $25 or a monitor for $250, get some quality components, especially for the main interface with the machine. It may not give you extra 'performance', but personally I'd trade a few MHz/fps for a better monitor or mouse. It's good that he doesn't have to compromise though. Also, I would have thought SCSI would be a serious option at this price.
If you've got your money for nothing, who cares if the chicks are free!
August 23rd, 2001, 06:27 PM
Bennyboy, I'm just a tightwad
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)