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May 9, 2011 9:38:26 PM


I was thinking on upgrade this pc before building my next one (once I can afford it), but I'm not really sure what would be the best to upgrade.

Please have a look at the specs and tell me, I would go for a ram upgrade to this
I hope they would be ok if I install them together with my 2 gb mushkins that costed me an eye of my face when I bought them :sweat: 

but Im not sure if the gpu could be upgraded for something that can push a little bit more.

I would listen also to any cpu upgrades, I have instaled one with 800 fsb and I know the mb supports 1066fsb,but today its quite hard to find any 775 cpus.(I think this MB does not support quads) :heink: 


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a b } Memory
May 9, 2011 11:38:13 PM

You will net only a very small performance boost adding the extra RAM.

May I suggest that, with LGA775 at it's End-Of-Life cycle. your funds would be well-spent saving toward a LGA1155 board (the DDR3 RAM alone cost's nearly half) where even the bottom tier i3-2100 will outperform what you currently have - but would cost you the same as a better CPU.
May 10, 2011 1:56:32 AM

I think thats right, building a 1155 pc with some ddr3 would be better than upgrading this one, but before doing it, I wouldnt like to leave this one on the dumps as it can run quite a lot of games and I would like to keep it so I could play with my bro as well. I noticed it struggles easy with BFBC2 but I think with the ram it will make a difference.still, It supports max 8gb, but sometimes I notice the lack of cpu(you know when the processing get cuts and slows down). I don't know how much are these cpus,Im struggling to find some of them online.

I heard that the new i5 2500k is a great upgrade from the old quads, so it must be darn fast, and the price is acceptable. I don't know if would be worth it to wait and save for longer to get the i7. Do you have any of them?
a b } Memory
May 10, 2011 5:39:27 PM

That is good ram fur sure if you want to get it.

I have the i5-2500k, upgraded to it from a Q9300. I can say that the Sandy bridge CPU is truly amazing both in it's effieciency, cost ratio, and sheer speed, not to meniton awesome and easy OC.