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Hi all,

Just bought an Evesham A410 Voyager which comes with the AMD Turion MT34 cpu
and the ATI mobile X700 graphics card. I would like to play the occasional
game of Counter Strike Source when I'm working away but have found it jumpy
when I've played. I've checked all settings etc and the system hould be up
to a game - I'm guessing its the 512mb of ram. I'm new to laptops etc and
need some advice on ram - Do they use pc3200 ddr (SODimm)? Is my notebook
capable of running dual channel? what ram do I buy?

Thanks in advance.
 
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An excellent place to purchase ram is from Crucial. Go to their website,
enter your make and model and it will tell you which and how much ram your
computer will be able to use.

www.crucial.com



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"Chris-John Turner" <sacrum@clara.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Just bought an Evesham A410 Voyager which comes with the AMD Turion MT34
> cpu
> and the ATI mobile X700 graphics card. I would like to play the
> occasional
> game of Counter Strike Source when I'm working away but have found it
> jumpy
> when I've played. I've checked all settings etc and the system hould be
> up
> to a game - I'm guessing its the 512mb of ram. I'm new to laptops etc and
> need some advice on ram - Do they use pc3200 ddr (SODimm)? Is my notebook
> capable of running dual channel? what ram do I buy?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
 

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it is not the ram it is the video card


"Chris-John Turner" <sacrum@clara.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1122821279.3182.0@lotis.uk.clara.net...
> Hi all,
>
> Just bought an Evesham A410 Voyager which comes with the AMD Turion MT34
> cpu
> and the ATI mobile X700 graphics card. I would like to play the
> occasional
> game of Counter Strike Source when I'm working away but have found it
> jumpy
> when I've played. I've checked all settings etc and the system hould be
> up
> to a game - I'm guessing its the 512mb of ram. I'm new to laptops etc and
> need some advice on ram - Do they use pc3200 ddr (SODimm)? Is my notebook
> capable of running dual channel? what ram do I buy?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
 
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"Chris-John Turner" wrote:

> Just bought an Evesham A410 Voyager which comes with the AMD Turion
> MT34 cpu and the ATI mobile X700 graphics card. I would like to play
> the occasional game of Counter Strike Source when I'm working away but
> have found it jumpy when I've played. I've checked all settings etc
> and the system hould be up to a game - I'm guessing its the 512mb of
> ram. I'm new to laptops etc and need some advice on ram - Do they use
> pc3200 ddr (SODimm)? Is my notebook capable of running dual channel?
> what ram do I buy?

Are you running off battery or mains power? Your cpu and graphics are
probably running at half-speed, if it's battery.

Does the HD light flash during the stutters? More ram will help, if
that's the case, as it will prevent pagefile access.

As has been recommended, buy your ram from crucial.com, using the memory
selector, but do check what configuration your current ram is - i.e. you
may have 2 sticks of 256MB and no free sockets, meaning you'll have to
discard some of what you have, in order to upgrade.


higgy.
 
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"BigJim" wrote:

> it is not the ram it is the video card

I'd be surprise - CS isn't very demanding and CS:S hasn't changed much,
from what I've read.


higgy.
 
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"higgy" <higgyslacker@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Chris-John Turner" wrote:
>
>> Just bought an Evesham A410 Voyager which comes with the AMD Turion
>> MT34 cpu and the ATI mobile X700 graphics card. I would like to play
>> the occasional game of Counter Strike Source when I'm working away but
>> have found it jumpy when I've played. I've checked all settings etc
>> and the system hould be up to a game - I'm guessing its the 512mb of
>> ram. I'm new to laptops etc and need some advice on ram - Do they use
>> pc3200 ddr (SODimm)? Is my notebook capable of running dual channel?
>> what ram do I buy?
>
> Are you running off battery or mains power? Your cpu and graphics are
> probably running at half-speed, if it's battery.
>
> Does the HD light flash during the stutters? More ram will help, if
> that's the case, as it will prevent pagefile access.
>
> As has been recommended, buy your ram from crucial.com, using the memory
> selector, but do check what configuration your current ram is - i.e. you
> may have 2 sticks of 256MB and no free sockets, meaning you'll have to
> discard some of what you have, in order to upgrade.
>
>
> higgy.

Yep hard drive led flashes - the card seems to handle the game very well at
55fps with mid settings....when the page file is checked during game most of
the ram is used.....I'm looking at two sticks of corsair xms pc3200 200pin
sodimm ddr....
 
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