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can i up grade Memory

I currently have Cosairs memory Ram DDR3 1600 Mhz 3 Chips at 2 GB in the memory slot
Model (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) on my motherboard

I think this is the MB Model I have on my computer
MOTHERBOARD:GigaByte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset CrossFireX/SLI Support LGA1366 DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

Can i Upgrade another 2GB Ram Card on my 4th slot? or can i upgrade to DDR4?
i'm looking to upgrade either new computer or upgrade memory and Graphic card

Purchased back in 2010
CPU:Intel® CoreT i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
MEMORY:6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader

IDEO:ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [DirectX 11 Support] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

I already have Planned to purchase NVIDIA Geforce 960 4 gb GDDR5

any recommendations?

i already have configured a new computer at cyberpowerpc.. but weighin pros and cons of upgrading this current one vs buying brand new ...
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  1. Hi yunggeh,

    1) As long as you got the EXACT same RAM module for your 4th slot it would probably work. It isn't recommended to buy seperate RAM modules, but as long as you stay within the exact same make and model you have a fairly good chance of it working for you.

    2) Your current motherboard does not support DDR4

    As far as system recommendations are concerned, you'll definitley get the most bang for your buck if you are willing to put together a new rig yourself. If you buy from a company like cyberpower you will almost always be getting jilted on some of the components (usually PSU or motherbaord).

    If you have a certain budget in mind I recommend making a new thread about building a new PC within a certain price range. There are numerous experts in PC building on the forum who will be happy to help you get the most for your money and walk you through the building process.
  2. glamdringfh said:
    Hi yunggeh,

    1) As long as you got the EXACT same RAM module for your 4th slot it would probably work. It isn't recommended to buy seperate RAM modules, but as long as you stay within the exact same make and model you have a fairly good chance of it working for you.

    2) Your current motherboard does not support DDR4

    As far as system recommendations are concerned, you'll definitley get the most bang for your buck if you are willing to put together a new rig yourself. If you buy from a company like cyberpower you will almost always be getting jilted on some of the components (usually PSU or motherbaord).

    If you have a certain budget in mind I recommend making a new thread about building a new PC within a certain price range. There are numerous experts in PC building on the forum who will be happy to help you get the most for your money and walk you through the building process.


    Seeing as i have 3 Memory cards at 2 GB.. can i add to the 4th slot a DDR3 1600 MHZ 4 GB Card? and have total 12 GB Ram?
  3. For the most likely success you would add another 2GB card that is exactly the same as the other 3, making your total RAM 8GB.

    You MIGHT be able to get away with a 4GB card that is exactly the same model (except for being 4GB instead of 2), but I highly recommend getting an exact match of your other three if you are planning on adding on to your current RAM kit.
  4. I find it quite interesting that a X58 mobo has 4 memory slots with 3 memory channels. The high end board usually had 6 memory slots. As others have said your best bet is to get the same or as close to the same as the other sticks in your system. If you cant get the exact same memory your best bet is to put the new memory in it's own channel and have 2 of the older sticks in the ram slots that share memory channel #1. Slots 1&2 are channel #1, Slot #3 is channel #2, Slot #4 is channel #3. Another way to look at is the white ram slot closest to the cpu is slot #1, the blue is slot #2 which shares the same memory channel as slot #1, the bottom white ram slots each have there own non shared channels.
    Good Luck..
  5. I guess i'm trying to reduce the lagginess of the start ups as much as possible with load ups and things like that of etc..

    it takes a couple of minutes to load once i turn on the computer.. but once it's running everything is very smooth still
    I'm trying to i guess prolong the life of this comp for another few years as possible cause the my use doesn't require powerful games or things of that nature.. i'm more netscape and youtube and games nothing that is too demanding
  6. Best answer
    The absolutely best investment you could make if that is what you're trying to so is get a Solid State Drive (SSD) to replace your current hard drive. You will notice a HUGE improvement in boot time, as well as day-to-day activities.

    I recommend getting a 128GB SSD just to install Windows on, and then you can use your current hard drive for extra storage for documents and media. SSD prices have gone way down recently, and you can get a great 128GB Samsung EVO for $70:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147371
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