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#1 hena

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:19 PM

Hello. My best friend in real live is a big gamer but only have 4 gigabytes of ram. How much does he need / How much does it cost / Where should he buy it


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:30 PM

it all depends on what game hes playing and what kind of performance he wants.....most games today will run just fine on 4 gigs, with 8 being preferable. I have 16 personally. As far as cost it all depends on the type of ram, and what kind is dependent on the system he has. I cant really answer those questions without knowing the system in question. Typically, with gaming, your processor and graphics card are more important then the memory.

 

As far as for where, my favorite online retailers are www.newegg.com and www.tigerdirect.com. Neweggs always my number 1, they have the best variety and overall prices, but tigerdirect has some really really good sales.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:39 PM

Be before buy you need to know what his system is, 32 or 64 bit, if it is a 32 bit 4 gig is all in can use.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:36 PM

Be before buy you need to know what his system is, 32 or 64 bit, if it is a 32 bit 4 gig is all in can use.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:31 AM

Be before buy you need to know what his system is, 32 or 64 bit, if it is a 32 bit 4 gig is all in can use.

 

Luckily Vista and Windows 7allows reinstalling 64-bit version with same product key that 32-bit version was installed.


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:27 AM

 

Be before buy you need to know what his system is, 32 or 64 bit, if it is a 32 bit 4 gig is all in can use.

 

Luckily Vista and Windows 7allows reinstalling 64-bit version with same product key that 32-bit version was installed.

 

Newer version of Windows also support using same product key to change from 64 to 32 bit or 32 to 64 bit.


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