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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:52 AM
Posted 22 November 2014 - 11:07 AM
Please help, I can provide whatever additional information you need.
Posted 22 November 2014 - 02:22 PM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 29 November 2014 - 12:14 AM
just out of curiousity - and I'm being careful not to lapse into reflexive alienware bashing - why do you think your system needs more RAM? It it just one of those random upgrades, something you always meant to do but kept putting off, or are you trying to fix an actual problem?
Edited by defanged, 29 November 2014 - 12:15 AM.
Posted 30 November 2014 - 02:27 AM
You should be able to find the physical measurements of video cards and maybe ram, and maybe be able to tell a bit from pictures, if they will fit.
Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:34 PM
Thank you for all the replies, and sorry for answering so late as I have been busy lately. I use my alienware for gaming, and dont get me wrong it runs every game Ive tried on it perfectly. There is nothing wrong with the 6GB of RAM I have already, but I just want to upgrade it. Even if it doesnt make a huge difference in performance right now, maybe at some point down the line it will help. Like I said I am just looking to upgrade a few pieces, I have the money for it, and well it couldnt hurt right? I will check out the Crucial RAM that was recommended, thank you for that. I just havent had to deal with a slim model desktop before, and I wasnt sure if the new RAM or video cards I purchase would fit unless they were a certain model or brand. I was leaning on the "Zotac Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 4 GB GDDR5" graphics card, but I wasnt sure if my model will support that size, or even a "Zotac".
Edited by mfxmike, 05 December 2014 - 04:44 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 10:20 PM
what games do you play? if you have the slots, increase RAM first, then pick out a more powerful GPU if you have the money (personally, I prefer the GTX 780 myself - - if you have the money, you can add more cards as you go along).
Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:38 AM
Two things you need to keep in mind.
When adding RAM you need to use matched pairs so that the computer can run in dual channel which will reduce the bottle neck between the RAM and the CPU.
Before purchasing another graphics card find out what the power requirements and make sure your PSU is going to have enough wattage to run the new card.
Posted 11 December 2014 - 10:55 AM
G'day mate, i did a bit of poking around and it seems the system only has a 330W power supply which will limit your choices of graphics card. Running a GTX760 is really pushing the power supply to it's far limit, but will work assuming the chosen GTX760 is not overclocked. Although alternatively, you could use the GTX750TI which is uses the very efficient Maxwell architecture and does not require any auxiliary power connectors.
Another upgrade option to boost game performance, is upgrading the CPU to an i5 but it has to be a low power i5 like the i5-4570S which has a lower TDP, hence not consuming as much power.
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
Posted 11 December 2014 - 02:43 PM
woo did not notice that he was using a 330 watt PSU... retract earlier statement.
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