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June 15, 2011 5:37:59 PM

hi there i have an 05' dell xps 400. went from crap to a mainstream gaming PC i added a 9500 gt over clocked to 735 MHz and later on 1 TB HDD on top of the 160 GB standard HDD and a a cooler master gx 650 watt psu (max output is 780watts) later a 5.1 sound card and some blue cooler master CPU and case fans then finally windows 7 64 bit home pre.

with most of my PC upgraded i was looking at getting new ram modules my current are at 1 gig a stick at 400 MHz i have 4 in my PC but 400 MHz is not acceptable i wanted something like 900 1200 or better yet 1600 MHz ram modules but i don't know what will work or fry sooooooooooooooo any one know what is good and i only got 350 bucks :??:  :??:  :??:  :??:  :??: 

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June 15, 2011 5:40:58 PM

sorry my fingers type too fast and messes up words so its supposed to say "need"
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June 15, 2011 5:56:33 PM

If you post your system specs, we'll be able to help you out.

If you are using DDR2 right now then you are going to be stuck with that (DDR3 will not work with your current setup). As far as I know, the fastest DDR2 (I'm talking about the data rate) is 1066 MHz. It's probably an reasonable upgrade but it won't be game changing...
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June 15, 2011 11:06:21 PM

eightdrunkengods said:
If you post your system specs, we'll be able to help you out.

If you are using DDR2 right now then you are going to be stuck with that (DDR3 will not work with your current setup). As far as I know, the fastest DDR2 (I'm talking about the data rate) is 1066 MHz. It's probably an reasonable upgrade but it won't be game changing...


my specs are: dell xps 400 W/, windows 7 64 bit, Intel Pentium d 2.80 GHz, 4 gigs of ram @ 400MHz (3.50 usable), nivida(evea) geforce 9500 gt, cooler master gx 650 watt psu, diamond xtreme sound 5.1, 2 HDDs one is a WD green 1.5 TB 7200 RPM other is the standard 160 GB ,BOTH SATA
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June 15, 2011 11:27:45 PM

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm...

According to your computer's manual, DDR2 @ 667 MHz (data rate) is the fastest RAM you can use. Something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't think this is going to significantly speed up your machine. If I were in your shoes, instead of investing money into a system that can't really be upgraded any further, I would save up and build a really nice, new machine in a few months. Then you could either sell your current one or reuse the some of the HDDs and the PSU (maybe the OS too!).

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June 16, 2011 1:15:04 AM

thanks for the help a friend told me about upgrading ram for system speed and loading faster but now i know and im gona take your advice since your fast at this stuff and get a better graphics card or save im not hardcore gamer its just if it can play and load i take it but my pc is all i have now lol

my graphics card ive been looking at 4 a while: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

(the best gcard with out bottle necking my pc)
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June 16, 2011 1:24:57 AM

That is a massive upgrade from your current video card. Seems like a pretty good price too.

Cheers!
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