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January 14, 2011 12:25:13 AM

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

HIS H487F1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


i was wanting to upgrade my RAM to 4 GB or more. what would the best options with my setup? Thanks in advance.

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January 14, 2011 4:42:55 AM

If it is not too expensive i would recommend just checking that your mobo supports 8gbs and just purchase another four gigs of the Reaper
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January 14, 2011 4:10:54 PM

that motherboard will support more RAM, if i were you, i would get the same exact 2 x 2gb OCZ kit that you currently have to avoid mismatch conflicts in speeds or latency.

Also, another note, if you're overclocking, sometimes having all 4 RAM slots filled with RAM sticks can cause overclocking instability and usually needs a RAM volt increase to 2.0 or 2.1
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