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Where can i get ram and harddrive for this comupter?

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April 8, 2012 6:41:09 AM


http://www.ebay.com/itm/GATEWAY-GT5628-Intel-Core-2-Qua...

its coming with 3gb, and i want it to upgrade it to 8gb

and if you can can you also tell me where can i get another harddrive for it.

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a b G Storage
April 8, 2012 8:31:51 AM

Not a bad buy for $100, the Q6600 has potential!
The processor alone is worth that much:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=q6600&_sacat=0&_odk...

With the proper upgrades you will get alot out of that machine!
I wouldn't get DDR2 ram. If you can spare about another $100, replace mobo for one that will support DDR3 and then get DDR3 ram. It will make a huge difference to the performance of your pc.
Upgrading the DDR2 ram only will probably cost you nearly as much as upgrading mobo and getting DDR3 ram anyway.
April 8, 2012 8:32:00 AM

Hi there, Looks like a good deal.

The PC will only be able to handle more than 3.5gb of memory if it has a 64bit version of Windows. It likely sold with a 32 bit version (but I don't see it in the listing). You should check this before trying to upgrade.

Found this when looking: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1014737R/1014737Rsp3....

The Hard drives are SATA - so should be compatible with most new hard drives sold in stores. I would suggest starting at Newegg, which will have the best prices. A refurbished model would be a good, cost effective choice for this older PC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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April 8, 2012 8:38:37 AM

ngrego said:
Not a bad buy for $100, the Q6600 has potential!
The processor alone is worth that much:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=q6600&_sacat=0&_odk...

With the proper upgrades you will get alot out of that machine!
I wouldn't get DDR2 ram. If you can spare about another $100, replace mobo for one that will support DDR3 and then get DDR3 ram. It will make a huge difference to the performance of your pc.
Upgrading the DDR2 ram only will probably cost you nearly as much as upgrading mobo and getting DDR3 ram anyway.


Sorry, but no. It is not worth upgrading the motherboard on an aging PC just to tweak the memory from ddr2 to ddr3.

The PC currently has 2 1gb chips and 2 512mb chips. IF you decide to upgrade memory, which I don't think you really need to, you can get two more 1gb chips for around $15 each. Then you would have four 1gb chips, one in each slot. That would be your best upgrade. You don't really need more than 4gb, particularly in an older machine. Added memory over 4gb wont make a performance difference. Having all one uniform type of chip in there might help though. Its odd for a PC to have different sized memory sticks.

Edit: forgot the link! http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
April 8, 2012 9:11:27 AM

Yes and thank you, but are you saying that the PC can hold 8GB.?

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April 8, 2012 9:27:17 AM
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juniiflow said:
Yes and thank you, but are you saying that the PC can hold 8GB.?


It physically can hold 8gb. (4x2gb chips)
Windows 7 32 bit will only recognize and use 3.4gb, no matter how much is in it.
Windows 7 64bit will recognize as much memory as you put in it.
April 8, 2012 9:34:30 AM

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April 8, 2012 9:35:02 AM

deadlockedworld said:
It physically can hold 8gb. (4x2gb chips)
Windows 7 32 bit will only recognize and use 3.4gb, no matter how much is in it.
Windows 7 64bit will recognize as much memory as you put in it.


and what makes you think i cant put windows 64bit?
and i heard that if you put the 8gb ram it wont do any matter even if is 64bit?
a b G Storage
April 8, 2012 11:00:05 AM

juniiflow said:
and what makes you think i cant put windows 64bit?
and i heard that if you put the 8gb ram it wont do any matter even if is 64bit?


The listing clearly states it has 64 bit windows 7 home premium. You can use 8 gigs if you want. the point is most people don't need and wont really use 8gigs, so you may not want to waste money buying memory if you don't need it
April 8, 2012 12:03:55 PM

unksol said:
The listing clearly states it has 64 bit windows 7 home premium. You can use 8 gigs if you want. the point is most people don't need and wont really use 8gigs, so you may not want to waste money buying memory if you don't need it



Finallyy somebody has some other ideass than gamign computerr <3!! :bounce: 
April 8, 2012 4:39:54 PM

Thanks for finding the 64 bit note! I must have missed that when I looked. (Also its strange for a vendor to sell a 3gb PC with a 64bit OS)

My advice is still to buy it and try the extra memory only if you think you need it. I'm not sure you do. A cheap SSD boot drive might be a good way to speed it up too if you need.

Thanks for the best answer!
a b G Storage
April 9, 2012 8:31:12 AM

I have to disagree, there is no way that 4GB DDR3 1333MHz on a newer MOBO wont make a difference to that PCs performance. I understand that there is a cost difference between the two options but the performace difference will be great. I'm not talking about building a PC for gaming either, I'm talking about getting a $100 bargain to work at todays standards. I recently upgraded a PC with a Q6600 and a similar setup (2GB DDR2 800MHz) and the difference was like day and night!
The Q6600 stands in the 5th level of Tom's 2012 CPU Hierarchy charts among Intels along with Core I3 and 3rd ranking AMD processors.
It would be a pitty to have a Q6600 held back by an out of date setup like that. But if you change your mind, you could always do it later...
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