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4 gb or 8 gb Memory?


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#1 F C

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:22 PM

I am buying a gaming computer very soon and I was wondering, for the basic pc games out now; Black Ops, WoW, Crysis, ect., can a 4gb memory chip do the job? Will it not run the games, at 1920 x 1200, well? Will there be lag, or image issues? Or should I just go with the 8gb for that little bit of etra security? Thanks much, F C.

Also, here is the overall build. Is it a good, starting gaming desktop?
Case: Apevia X-Plorer 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window and MultiMeter Display (Black Color with 200mm UV Blue LED Fan)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+6]
Freebies: FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Cooling Fan: * Thermaltake V1 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Excellent Overclocking + Silent Proof + Smart CPU & System Thermal Monitor) [+13]
Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair Dominator)
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [-47] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Free Game: FREE! (Stormrise) Game
Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Surge Protector: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: 6-FT HDMI Cable HDMI to HDMI mini, Male to Male Cable, v1.3 [+14]
Power Protection: None
Surge Protector: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Floppy: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 5 BUSINESS DAYS [+49]

Edited by F C, 25 December 2010 - 02:46 PM.


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#2 ramjrp

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:34 PM

4 gb is just fine.But having another 4 gb won't hurt if if u want to look ahead.I think ATI cards dont have physx support though,only nvidia cards support them and 5770 is only a medium end graphics card.But most games will run smooth in med to high settings with ur configuration.

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:59 PM

Would you suggest getting a Nvidia?
Or, upping to the ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB? I know ATI better, would the 460 be good since it has physx or would the 5850 still be better?

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 06:12 PM

I was originally going to get the 5770, but then I decided to get the 6850! (My build is right here)

Edited by trashcan7, 25 December 2010 - 06:13 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 10:54 PM

may i ask what company that build came from...just looks like a form posted from a website....just wanted to know because i was first going to get a custom built from a website but then researched the parts on newegg and parted out a pc myself...ended up building the pc myself and saving around 7-800 dollars...just a though, if u just post a budget u have i would be happy to part u out a build

also another consideration...if u dont want to build it ureself...there r some pc shops out there (dont know if there r any where u live) but i have a PC Afterdark near us and they offered to take the parts i ordered and put them together for $50 and hour (was only going to take an hour) but i ended up building it myself and loving every minute of it!

just some things to save money from a cheapo like me XD

goodluck!! :)

ps....if u choose to do crossfire or upgrade later on u may want to look into a 750w psu for the furture if its not too much more

Edited by Blaze413, 25 December 2010 - 10:56 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:31 AM

4GB of ram is fine for gaming. You might want to upgrade the graphics to the new 6970 which the 69xx is the new high performance series.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:56 AM

i would have thought 4gb would be fine :) amd my ATI card supports physx ;)
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 01:55 PM

when it comes down to it more memory the merrier but money isnt exactly easy to come by theses days if you can afford to up the memory it could help a bit especially if you want to run your game and something like team speak in the background or any multitasking for that matter. But in the end if your crunch for money or you have a little bit left in the budget get a better video card the games are going to run better with a better video card but if you are willing splurge a little go for both the memory and the video card

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

ATI card with Physx support! What model do u have gazsd?

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:48 AM

The 5770 does not have Physx and only Nvidia has Physx.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:11 AM

Make sure if you do go for more than 4 GB of memory that your system is 64 bit. It likely is but my text search of that long description did not pull it up. If your going to use 32 bit hardware you will find the OS unable to address more than 3.x GB of your memory.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:52 PM

I am buying a gaming computer very soon and I was wondering, for the basic pc games out now; Black Ops, WoW, Crysis, ect., can a 4gb memory chip do the job? Will it not run the games, at 1920 x 1200, well? Will there be lag, or image issues? Or should I just go with the 8gb for that little bit of etra security? Thanks much, F C.

Also, here is the overall build. Is it a good, starting gaming desktop?
Case: Apevia X-Plorer 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window and MultiMeter Display (Black Color with 200mm UV Blue LED Fan)
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+6]
Freebies: FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Cooling Fan: * Thermaltake V1 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Excellent Overclocking + Silent Proof + Smart CPU & System Thermal Monitor) [+13]
Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 Chipset CrossFireX Support DDR3 Socket AM3 ATX w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394a, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
Motherboard Expansion Card: None
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair Dominator)
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [-47] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: None
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Free Game: FREE! (Stormrise) Game
Multiple Video Card Settings: Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors
Power Supply Upgrade: 600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Hard Drive (USB3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Network Surge Protector: None
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Mouse Pad: None
Gaming Gear: None
Extra Thermal Display: None
Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: None
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless 802.11 B/G/N Access Point: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Headset: None
Printer: None
Cable: 6-FT HDMI Cable HDMI to HDMI mini, Male to Male Cable, v1.3 [+14]
Power Protection: None
Surge Protector: None
IEEE1394 Card: None
USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
Floppy: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising)
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN 5 BUSINESS DAYS [+49]

nice specs the dom are about the best ram i have found . i need to get a 890fx board again sometime if it dont fry. id go with at least 700w psu if your going to oc down the road and to have a little headroom . it just a opinion .

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:49 AM

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Edited by geoguroo7, 26 January 2011 - 03:51 AM.

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