Originally Posted by vtrguy
Are you planning on upgrading your whole system or just parts of it? Personally, I'd get something with somewhere between 512 and 1gb to start from there.
I've got a 300m series in my laptop with 1gb and I can run more stuff than I'd ever need, granted it also has a few other mods to it but you can pick up a decent card for under $100 for what you are using it for.
just parts here and there. found me a nice SSD on CL but not sure how long that will last
This rig will be mainly for design and a little video here and there (nothing large scale - at most 30 seconds). Searching for PCI Express x16 vc's - this got me confused
2G 64 - bit
besides the name brands, which would be better to get?
Originally Posted by khx73
07Taco .. was it on-board video that was using that ram? If so, now that you've got a dedicated video card, is it reporting the full 4 GB?
no, I have the vga connected to the nVidia vc. Not sure how to do the dedicated vc setting.
Originally Posted by replica9000
Just remember to disable your onboard GPU if you have a dedicated GPU.
NEVER even tried doing this one. going to see if that helps. I mainly "assumed" that things would go by default or what have you.