Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Upgrading GPU and Ram


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 jacobd94

jacobd94

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:10 AM

Posted 22 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

Im completely new to the idea of upgrading desktops, I want to upgrade my graphics performance but i dont know what GPU i can get that my PC can support. I also want to know if i should upgrade to 16 GB or ram 

my computer is this base model with no improvements https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883798518


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 23 July 2017 - 05:17 PM.
Moved from 'Internal hardware' to 'Building and upgrading'.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,689 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:02:10 AM

Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:37 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

The maximum amount of RAM that you can install in this computer is 32GB, I don't see any problem with adding another 8GB to make 16GB of RAM.  If you want to add more RAM I would suggest purchasing modules which will be matched with the existing module/s.  To find out the make and model of the module please do the following.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.

When Speccy opens Click on File which is in the upper left portion of the screen, then click on Publish Snapshot.

In the following screen click on Copy to Clipboard.

 In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

 

As for a graphics card, how much do you have budgeted for this.  The specifications for this computer show a 450W PSU, but it doesn't show the make and model of the PSU.  There are companies that still try to snow people by stating that the PSU has a "peak power rating" of (whatever).  This is not what the PSU is capable of producing on a regular basis.  So the question is what is the actual wattage and what is the amperage rated for each of the rail voltages?  This is important because if you were going to use a GeForce GTX 680 you would need a PSU capable of producing at least 450 Watts.  You now can see that there is a relationship between the GPU and the PSU needed to support it.


Edited by dc3, 23 July 2017 - 12:37 PM.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


#3 jacobd94

jacobd94
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:10 AM

Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:59 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/qv8IAqL0cgUnRegwWLNxX6P

i can go as high as a 1000 for whatever i need for the upgrade (Ram and GPU)

the power supply is a max 280 watt, should i upgrade that as well if i want a GPU that will support higher graphics settings on newer games?


Edited by jacobd94, 23 July 2017 - 08:05 PM.


#4 Captain_Chicken

Captain_Chicken

  • BC Advisor
  • 1,364 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:10 AM

Posted 23 July 2017 - 09:19 PM

Hello,

The temperatures in your computer are a bit high. The CPU is at 74C and the SSD is at 50C. Check the airflow and dust amounts in your case.

You would probably want to upgrade your psu. Here is a videocard you could use, however now is a bad time to buy a graphics card because mining has driven the price up on RX 570s, 580s, and GTX 1060s and 1070.


Computer Collection:

Spoiler

Spoiler

Spoiler

Spoiler

#5 dc3

dc3

    Bleeping Treehugger


  • Members
  • 30,689 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Foothills of Northern Ca.
  • Local time:02:10 AM

Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:44 AM

@Captain_Chicken

 

Speccy occasionally reports information which is incorrect, temperatures are the most common of these.  I would suggest opening the BIOS and check the temperatures seen there, these temperatures will represent what the sensors are reading.  Reading temperatures of these components is problematic to begin with because the sensors being used are iffy at best to begin with.


Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users