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What upgrade should I make?


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#1 cadron

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 08:03 AM

I'm planning on buying RAM (Patriot 8GB DIMM, DDR3, 1600MHz, CL11, 1.5V) for my PC and I wonder if I'm gonna be able to run it?

 

Those are my specs:

 

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz

 

RAM: 2,00GB Single-Channel DDR3

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. EG41MFT-US2H

 

Graphics: Philips 221E (1920x1080@60Hz)

1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 (Gigabyte)

 

I'm using my PC for gaming mostly (even if I can't run most of them :D) and I wonder if it's gonna be better if I remove my current RAM and replace it with 8GB also change my windows from 7 Ultimate (32) to windows 10 (64)


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 12:24 PM

According to Gigabyte GA-EG41MFT-US2H Specs - CNET

Your board will support 8 gb

Of course, that is for a 64 bit OS. 32 bit would only use 3 to 4 gb.

 

Unless you have a compelling reason to switch to Windows 10....you are better off with 7. You have until next august to 

get 10 free. My opinion....


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 01:04 PM

hi dear cadron,

 

i had some time ago the same dilemma....

 

i have an inferior specifications desktop than yours, a fujitsu esprimo p5730 and i wanted to upgrade too

 

since i am doing a lot of video editing and rendering, 3d bryce and gimp for photo edits i have decided for the follow upgrade

 

4 gb of ddr2 ram either 2 x2 or 1 x 4 dimms

a used pny geforce 9800 gtx or an nvidia quadro fx 3700

 

unfortunately my fujitsu's psu is too weak only 260 watts, the case is not too big so i have to install a low profile card even a geforce 7800 gs which is not bad at all

 

you can find and buy a geforce 9800 gtx for as low as 35 to 50 euros in great condition which still is a good card even by today's standards (games, video playing, photo edit, rendering 3d)  but you need at least 500 watts ps with two pci-e power connectors

 

quadro fx cards are really top rated on pro apps like cad, 3d animation but geforce 9800 gtx is better for games

 

a good psu of at least 500 watts with an efficiency of 80+ will cost you as low as 45 to 80 euros

 

i forgot to mention that you can find through amazon or ebay a used desktop or refurbished with an intel pentium g840 / 860 socket 1155 at a very reasonable price, also an old intel core2 quad will do the job wih the adiition of some more ram and a good vga like those i have mentioned above

 

good luck


Edited by nickko, 13 February 2016 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:13 PM

According to gigabyte: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory
Support for DDR3 1333(OC)/1066/800 MHz memory modules
You need a slower 1333mhz ram

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:37 AM

It will help me a lot if u can recommend me which DDR3 RAM I should buy for my pc also thank you for the help!


Edited by cadron, 14 February 2016 - 10:43 AM.


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:55 AM

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx313c9frk28
8Gb of ddr3-1333

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#7 cadron

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 02:41 PM

Thank you mate.



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Posted 15 February 2016 - 03:44 AM

 

Thank you mate.

 

What about Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB DDR3 1333MHz HX313C9FB? Because I can't find https://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx313c9frk28 on the available stores for me.


Edited by cadron, 15 February 2016 - 03:46 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 10:23 AM

Should also work.


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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:39 AM

Should also work.

Thank u for the help dude and sorrry for wasting ur time.

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 04:27 PM

Should also work.

Thank u for the help dude and sorrry for wasting ur time.

No problem! You weren't wasting my time, no need to say sorry. We all have questions now and then. That is how we learn.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:58 PM

Am I gonna be able to support 1600 or 1866mhz?



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:17 PM

Am I gonna be able to support 1600 or 1866mhz?

 

It will work but officially chipset support only DDR3-1066. That is hard to find so DDR3-1333 is also my recommendation.



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 02:45 PM

So I decided to buy 4GB DDR3 1333 Kingston HyperX Fury I turned off my pc I removed the old RAM and replaced the spot with the new one and after I boot my pc I got a black screen my pc was still running but nothing shows up on the monitor, it keep boot over and over again and only black screen. I also tried to put them both and It was the same story then I removed them and put only the old RAM and my pc started normally as always.. I have no idea why but I can't boot with the new RAM which I've bought.


Edited by cadron, 01 March 2016 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

I would return the ram. Sounds like it was DOA.

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