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    Quote Originally Posted by bonkers View Post
    No, not really. The problem was that Skyrim could only address up to 2GB max for itself which lead to problems with HD textures, mods and the like as more RAM was required. The patch changed that to up to 4GB.
    Having only 2GB in total is a completely different thing as your OS already takes up a large chunk and running Skyrim with only 2GB will cause Windows (7) to force a shutdown on Skyrim after a while. In BF3 2GB lead to a texture related DirectX error sometime ingame.
    That's only an issue with extensive modding. Basic Skyrim doesn't crap out on 2 GB RAM. I have no idea about how Beefy Manshooter 347 works in this regard.

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    Right, I re-checked that. For Skyrim it's only a issue if you fiddle around with ini settings (grids) or texture mods. With both you can even kill a 4GB setup. In BF3 it seems to be a general problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringwraith View Post
    I've never known what AMD/Radeon were doing with theirs.
    Might as well have a go at explaining that.

    Their naming is usually pretty straightforward in the desktop space. Each generation (denoted by the first digit), they design a few GPUs of varying size and ability. The best GPU gets the x9xx model numbers, the second-best the x8xx numbers and so on.
    Each of these GPUs are usually released in two versions, one fully functional and the other toned down in one way or another. They get the xx70 and xx50 numbers, respectively. Sometimes, they add more versions and they get either xx30 or xx90 numbers - xx90's can sometimes be nerfed versions of the GPU above (for example, a 6790 is a crippled 6870). For top-end graphics cards, the xx90 number is used for dual-GPU graphics cards, so eg. a 6990 contains two 6970 GPUs on one card.

    In laptops, it's my impression that this fairly straightforward system falls apart with much of the same confusion Nvidia employs (they just do it on desktops too from time to time). Laptops really are a pain to shop for if you actually want to have a good idea what you're getting. Probably because most laptop buyers don't have a clue anyway, so the retailers just give them some fancy but rather useless numbers and buzzwords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkura View Post
    That's only an issue with extensive modding. Basic Skyrim doesn't crap out on 2 GB RAM. I have no idea about how Beefy Manshooter 347 works in this regard.
    Skyrim ran much more smoothly for me when it was using 4GB of RAM even though I wasn't using any mods or anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Finicky View Post
    Avoid medion, they use really low build quality parts (even worse than say dell desktop prebuilts)
    You are pretty much guaranteed for it to fail within 3 years, everyone I know with a medion pc had their psu fail within the first 2 years for example.
    Eh, from the desktop perspective I can't say I've had a bad experience with them, seeing as mine is still doing well after three and a half years. Of course laptops are another matter entirely.

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    I'm not sure if you are into spending considerably huge amount of money for entertainment but I think Asus G74SX would be a good option. Its price may reach up to $1,700 but I think it's worth it.

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