PC config

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Martok, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Martok

    Martok Part of the furniture

    hi guys thinking of getting new PC with this setup what do you guys think

    SYSPRECFGA1 Choose your own system (AMD processor based) £100.29
    CPUAMDBAR28 AMD AthlonXP PR2800+ (OEM) Barton 1 £83.27
    RAM0008 512Mb DDR (PC2700) 333 1 £44.00
    HDD0002 40Gb Maxtor D'Max Plus 8 1 £34.27
    VGA0018 128Mb ATI Radeon 9600 (Connect 3D) 1 £66.88
    CDR1005 Sony x16 x40 DVD-ROM (OEM) 1 £18.43
    SFT0004 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition OEM 1 £52.61
    ASSEMBLY1 System Assembly (build, O/S Install & test) 1 £35.00
    Subtotal £434.75
    VAT £76.09
    Total £510.84
  2. Kami

    Kami Can't get enough of FH

    Martok mate if you can afford it I'd suggest doubling the RAM to 1024Mb. A gig of RAM makes XP run a lot better and DAOC appreciates it too. It shouldn't be that much more expensive and would unlike other tweaks on your spec have a real effect on your PC's performance.
  3. frogster

    frogster Fledgling Freddie

    With the next patch you have the option to load character skins into RAM so the more the better. (i think :O)
    Should improve framerates in Zergy area's
  4. Martok

    Martok Part of the furniture

    cool thanks guys well i got 512 of ddr already spare at home so ill just stick that in it and this next patch with allowing to load charectors ram :eek2:
  5. XeffoInfil

    XeffoInfil Fledgling Freddie

    scuse me for being a noob, but what exactly does that mean? im upgrading my ram to 1024 mb ddr you see just curiouis
  6. frogster

    frogster Fledgling Freddie

    This is my understanding of it.
    Currently all skin models are stored on your Harddisk. That means everytime 156 mids/albs come running at you your harddisk is thrashed to bits trying to load all the skins of the models into your RAM. This contributes to the FPS lag you suffer from in Zergs.
    With the next patch you can assign more free system RAM to skin precaching.
    Basically you load the skins as you enter the game. RAM is obviously faster than your Harddisk and so will reduce your FPS lag.
    So - More RAM = More skins you are able to precache
    Again: This is my understanding of it. It aint gospel, but i think thats about correct.
  7. Vardadringion

    Vardadringion Fledgling Freddie

    .. Sounds about right there since RAM is much more faster that your HDD. Just one question to Martok: Why not go for PC3200 RAM ?? Is it becuase you have a PC2700 chip at home i can understand, but if not, go for PC3200 ..

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