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    Hmm, im running a 1.8 Ghz 512 meg DDR Radeon 9600XT. The computer runs most games well, but it has serious slowdown when i turn on antialiasing. Ive decided to buy some more ram (512).

    I looked around, and searched this forum, and i found some very good cards at Pricewatch specifically in the PC4200 section for 512 ram. I want to get teh Komusa (8th down from top) for 102 $. It seems like this is a realli good deal....too good so i was wondering if it was safe to trust these companies. ( i know the feedback is all good, but can i trust it?) :helpsmile:

    Anyway, i need ur opinions as to if i should get the ram, or if i shouldnt from pricewatch, give me some more recommendations, thx
    -TiMz

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    I don't know about how safe those companies are, but I would suggest that if you're only buying additional RAM in an attempt to increase performance under FSAA conditions you're likely wasting your money. The FSAA performance depends on the video card, adding more RAM will make only a slight difference.
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    I have never heard of Komusa and thus, can't say one way or the other.

    I do know that there are a limited number of companies who actually manufacture their RAM...most of these noname places are just buying from someone else and sticking their name on it so you never know what you are getting really.
    $100 is a lot to gamble with.

    I am a nonothing when it come to video cards and their properties, so I can't comment about whether or not more system RAM will help your antialiasing problem.
    I don't even know what "antialiasing" is (too lazy and uninterested to look it up).
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Originally posted by clocker@28 January 2004 - 17:33
    I have never heard of Komusa and thus, can't say one way or the other.

    I do know that there are a limited number of companies who actually manufacture their RAM...most of these noname places are just buying from someone else and sticking their name on it so you never know what you are getting really.
    $100 is a lot to gamble with.

    I am a nonothing when it come to video cards and their properties, so I can't comment about whether or not more system RAM will help your antialiasing problem.
    I don't even know what "antialiasing" is (too lazy and uninterested to look it up).
    Anti-Aliasing

    A technique used to make diagonal or curved edges appear smoother by setting pixels near the edge to intermediate colors according to where the edge crosses the underlying colour.

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    Thank you, MadCat.
    I still don't care, but at least I now know what it is I don't care about.
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    hmm, hate making decisions, thx all
    -TiMz

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