View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 7, 2008, 03:29 PM
vertex112's Avatar
vertex112 vertex112 is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: At my desk
Posts: 29
Default

There is no way you are going to need to use 1gb of vram. Games usually max out at below 512mb unless you are running a very high res like 1920x1200 and over. Belgolas is right about the 1gb being slightly slower than the 512mb. That is because the memory controler doesnt have to work as hard with the lesser amounts of memory. And for the cooling option, the 8800GT is a fairly cool card. Meaning it doesnt generate that much heat, hence why nvidia stuck a single slotter there in the first place. And im not sure about the PSU, I know I would not use a 300watt PSU for a 8800 series card, maby a midrange card, but not an 88. So I would reccomend you upgrade to a beefier psu.
__________________
My Gaming Rig:
-Intel C2D e6750 @3.2ghz 1.35v 1600mhz FSB
-Asus P5K-P35 / e-sata / dual pci-e
-Patriot 2x1gb @ 1000mhz cas5
-Evga 8800GTS 320mb
-Antec Neo HE 500 modular PSU
-Coolermaster hyper6 hs/f
-x-fi xtreme music
-Acer 22" wide LCD 5ms
Reply With Quote