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my xps m170 = 2.13pm 2gb 533 7800gtx 7k100 hitachi
i use it for: f.e.a.r, hl2, battlefield 2, b&w 2, farcry, nfs:mw and many others
my page file has been set to 0 for 3 weeks now
no problems at all
i have turned my page file off and played through loadsa games including hl2, fear, battlefield 2, quake 4, sims 2, nfs:mw, b&w2 etc etc without a reset for upto a week or more and never had a single memory problem.
i have pm 2.13, 2gb 533 dc, 7800gtx, 100gb hitachi 7k100, external 80gb 5400 samsung
everything ok so far but its been like this for ages..
i think you can pretty much eliminate the page file on 2gb as i have but different configurations and setups...
i run everything maxed, res @ 1600x1024, 16x aniso and no FSAA
Running everything maxed + aniso + fsaa + res 1920x1200 doesnt seem to affect performance much but i run the settings i do as you do notice small amounts of slow down in heavy gun fights when the s**t really is hitting the fan.
yea as said above definitely 85% prep and 15% paint and finish. Have a read up on what paints will adhere well and give a good finish to the plastic type of the xps plastic as most are for fibre glass etc etc
not quite my taste m8y just way too red imho and it almost looks like it has no laquer on it whatsoever. I would personally say it would look a lot better if it had a glass finish to it and a slightly toned down red but thats just me.
If your happy with it tho thats all that matters tho.
ps: what the guy above said is a really good idea, failing that take it to an airbrush artist who will be much better at working with smaller plastic formed items rather than...