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Need help with upgrading something on my current home built

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July 17, 2006 11:28:21 PM

Before I start, just wanna say hi to everyone im new on these boards.

My question is what would be the best upgrade to perform on my current PC to get the best performance gaming wise.
Thanks in advance and here is my computer specs.
I was considering a new motherboard or RAM, but im sure you guys know better than me.
It just feels like something is holding back the power that my 7800GTX 512MB card has.
I overclocked from 3.2 to 3.8GHz with this mobo but after that it starts crashing and doing ram voltages doesnt help and I cant change the timings with this boards BIOS.
Im rambling though so here is the specs:


XG Dragon CA-DRG Silver 1.2mm Aluminum alloy ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W, Active PFC Power Supply

eVGA 512-P2-N545 Geforce 7800GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Pro Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3200F

SAMSUNG Beige 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP

Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ26671024ELDCGE-K



Thanks again in advance!
July 18, 2006 12:14:50 AM

What is your question? Why you feel something is being held back? Not getting the high detail you want?

Upgrade to 2GB of RAM.
July 18, 2006 12:18:22 AM

So you think that motherboard is a good choice for to support my vid card. And any RAM offhand in mind that you might suggest?
July 18, 2006 12:28:05 AM

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So you think that motherboard is a good choice for to support my vid card. And any RAM offhand in mind that you might suggest?


Add another pair for what you have now, or upgrade to 2GB using 2x 1GB DDR2-800 RAM. Link below would work nicely.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145034

On your motherboard question: any motherboard even the $39 special can support that video card. As long as the PCI-E slot is full 16x.
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