Hi all, new to your little corner of the internet. Trying to get up to speed on some stuff. I've built my own and its been running fine since I built it. Now I am looking to do a bit of upgrading.
I am running the following configuration:
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Intel E7200 LGA775 processor
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L rev 2.0 Motherboard
EVGA GeForce 7900 GTX 512 MB Video Card
AData Gaming Series DDR2-800MHz Ram 5-5-5-12 (2 x 2GB)
So my first question, for my first post is pretty simple. I have 4GB total in ram. I am thinking about adding another 4GB since I can pick these up after rebate for about $70. Is it worth it? Will I see any gains?
I pretty much just use the pc for some gaming, warhammer online mainly, and internet surfing, etc. I am just wondering if this is a good investment or if my money would be better spent on a newer video card? As of right now, I don't overclock the system, but I have been reading up on it and I think I might since it seems this processor is fairly good about doing it.
My last upgrade was to go from some basic 667 mhz memory to the Adata stuff.
Well I don't want to spend more than $100 on a video card. The power supply is a cooler master, 700W series of some sort if I recall correctly. I spent some time researching CPU's and I will probably stick with what I have for now and overclock it some. I couldn't find much in the LGA775 style so that means a new motherboard.
I'm not ready for new MB/CPU/VidCard/Ram all in one shot. I mean its running fine as it is, and I understand its outdated but that just means that all the stuff I wanted when I built it I might be able to afford now lol. Hence why I was asking about the ram to start. I just put the adata stuff in 2 days ago. I didn't expect it to be on sale, and the sale is ending so I thought if I might gain some more performance out of it, maybe I'll buy another 4GB worth.
I never thought of a SSD. Access times are faster or something? ITs kinda what I was thinking with going with more memory..
90% of what the OS does is short reads and writes.; a task that the SSD is very good at. Access times are essentially nil, and data transfer times exceed the fastest hard drives.
The only negative is that they cost about $2 per gb.