Helloooo guys! Well I have a B-day coming up, AND Christmas, so my family keeps asking me what I want. I know they don't have much money, but I was looking into upgrading my 4GB of RAM to 8GB! Mainly because I know most newer games are requiring that... too bad I can't get a new Graphics Card as well ;) Anyway,
I run Windows 7 64-bit and I have 4 slots filled in my motherboard:
Two slots have Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 RAM and the other two each have 1GB 240-pin DDR2 RAM. After looking at this I remember expecting to have 6GB of RAM, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way because you need to have the same amount of RAM in each slot of something along those lines. So Windows shows that I have 4GB and not 6 and that's fine. Oddly enough though, I just noticed that CPU-Z shows that I have 6GB of DDR2 RAM..they must just be telling me what's in the slots.
So my main question IS.. in order to get the 8GB I'm aiming for I would need two more Crucial 2GB etc. etc. sticks of RAM... not one stick of 4GB, correct? I'm assuming they would have to be DDR2 as well? How about the Crucial part.. does it have to be THAT brand as well? I'll give you my MB details below in case that is needed for your help of course.
Last thing, I promise I've been out of the RAM game for a long time now. Could someone tell me say.. the average price on these sticks of RAM that I need these days? And is newegg.com still pretty much a good place to get them?
Well, unless anyone has more advice for me as far as RAM goes OR looks at my computer stats below and thinks more RAM is pointless as far as helping my games, then I think I about covered it. THANK YOU SO MUCH for anyone's responses! This site is the best of it's kind and I know it!
Edit: I forgot to mention that on CPU-Z under max bandwidth it says PC2-6400 (400MHz) So would that have to match what I already have? On NewEgg I am seeing packs of 2x 2GB DDR2 sticks as low as $40 and as high as $200!!! CONFUSING ME :\ I'm assuming anything more than PC2-6400 is pointless for me?
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI SPP
AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 Ghz
AMD Radeon HD 6850
LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING ELSE, THANKS AGAIN ;)
Edited by Slave2Society7, 29 November 2014 - 09:21 PM.