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will Nvidia 8600m GS be enough????

Anonymous
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I have an order in for a dell vostro 1710
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T8300
2.4GHz, 3MB Cache, 800 MHz
Genuine Windows Vista(R) Business with Windows(R) XP Professional Preinstalled
17 " Widescreen WUXGA (1920X1200) TFT Display with TrueLife(TM)
3GB (1X1GB+1X2GB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
320GB SATA Hard Drive

the gpu is listed as 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8600M GS
and I have heard it is GDDR3 memory

I am an interior design student and I need to run archicad so I am wondering if this will be enough for me? My budget is limited and I need a desktop replacement so I am hoping these specs will do for a while.

Thanks!!
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Anonymous
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I have an Inspiron 1720 with very similar spec's to the laptop you are looking at, I have been using it for about a year now and have found it great.

Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo Processor T7500
2.2 GHz, 4MB Cache, 800MHz FSB
17" Ultrasharp(TM) Widescreen WUXGA (1920x1200) Display with Truelife(TM)
3GB RAM (1x2GB+1x1GB) 667MHz SDRAM
250GB SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 8600GT with 256MB GDDR2 Dedicated Graphic memory

Anonymous
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Thanks!!

The card you have is different though as it is a 8600 GT whereas the one I am interested in is a 8600 GS but with DDR3...

does anyone have any experience with this grade card?

Anonymous
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I can't imagine there being an issue with that card, nvidia cards seem to work well with archicad

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