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September 18, 2010 7:21:34 PM

After 4 years, I am looking to upgrade my GPU and RAM. I was wondering on what would be compatibly with my Mobo. And also I was wondering if I would need to upgrade my Power-supply as well.

For RAM I was hoping to go from DD2 to DDR to 800-1600 MHz
For GPU I was hoping to go to GDDR5? - And Mem.Size to 1GB

Mobo
Baseboard
vendor Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
model M57SLI-S4
Chipset
NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI






Proc.
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
RAM
Manufacturer (ID) Kingston
PC2-6400 (400 MHz) - DDR2 (2x1GB)
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
GPU
Name NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Revision A2
Codename G84
Technology 80 nm
Memory size 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bus width 128 bits
PCI device bus 2 (0x2), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x3842)
Model ID 0x0402 (0xC757)
Performance Level 3D Applications
Core clock 540.0 MHz
Shader clock 1188.0 MHz
Memory clock 700.0 MHz






Normal Run temp.
Hardware monitor AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Temperature 0 32°C (89°F) [0x51] (Core #0)
Temperature 1 35°C (95°F) [0x54] (Core #1)

Hardware monitor NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Temperature 0 55°C (131°F) (GPU Core)

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Please and thanks.

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a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 7:54:17 PM

With that mobo and CPU you are stuck with DDR2 ram.
GPU upgrade with the current same setup I would not go higher than a GTX460 or a HD5770 even based on monitor resolution. The size of your PSU is as well important when deciding on GPU.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 7:57:27 PM

DDR2 800mhz is the highest RAM speed your mother supports and you are at that level already. Are you running Win XP, Vista, or Win7? 2GB is fine for Win XP gaming.

as for your video card. GDDR5 and 1GB of RAM mean very little don't always translate into performance especially on the lower end of the video card spectrum.

what games are you playing? what don't you like about the 8600GT?
do you have a budget for the video card?
what is your monitor's resolution?
what power supply do you have?
also the Windows Operating System
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September 18, 2010 8:03:39 PM

rolli59 said:
With that mobo and CPU you are stuck with DDR2 ram.
GPU upgrade with the current same setup I would not go higher than a GTX460 or a HD5770 even based on monitor resolution. The size of your PSU is as well important when deciding on GPU.


I researched into I was just hoping to add two more of the same RAM I have, since they are only 20 bucks each.
As for the GPU I looked into both of them previously to posting the forum.

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

Would this be sufficient? Screen res max at currently 1440x900
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 8:07:03 PM

For that resolution the HD5770 is a fine choice.
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September 18, 2010 8:08:57 PM

ct1615 said:
DDR2 800mhz is the highest RAM speed your mother supports and you are at that level already. Are you running Win XP, Vista, or Win7? 2GB is fine for Win XP gaming.

as for your video card. GDDR5 and 1GB of RAM mean very little don't always translate into performance especially on the lower end of the video card spectrum.

what games are you playing? what don't you like about the 8600GT?
do you have a budget for the video card?
what is your monitor's resolution?
what power supply do you have?
also the Windows Operating System



Hmm.. What if I put more of the same RAM? and running Win7

Its for new Final Fantasy that's coming out I believe. And my brother said its just runs really slow, I was thinking about buy the same Gcard just use both of them at the same time with SLI (I looked into and seems feasible) if not i was looking into buy Radeon HD 5770.
Around 150$?
Max res at 1440x900
I will post about the power supply soon as i take it apart
Win 7

Thanks for all your help!
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September 18, 2010 8:12:34 PM

rolli59 said:
For that resolution the HD5770 is a fine choice.


Indeed it is! that was my first choice but on the slot mine all all horizontal in the back, I was wondering if that would be a problem? I was also wondering if I could work both GT and HD card the same time with SLI (I am thinking not)

What of the RAM?
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 8:17:49 PM

It is not possible with those cards. SLI is Nvidia Crossfire is ATI. More of the same ram is fine 4GB min recommended for win7.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 8:20:09 PM

like rolli said the ATI 5770 is a fine choice (make sure you have a good 375w PSU or a decent 400w)

upgrading to 3-4GB RAM would also help out, no need to get more then 4GB
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September 18, 2010 8:23:26 PM

rolli59 said:
It is not possible with those cards. SLI is Nvidia Crossfire is ATI. More of the same ram is fine 4GB min recommended for win7.



Gothca. I dont even know if they still sell those RAM. Ill check it
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September 18, 2010 8:45:26 PM

ct1615 said:
like rolli said the ATI 5770 is a fine choice (make sure you have a good 375w PSU or a decent 400w)

upgrading to 3-4GB RAM would also help out, no need to get more then 4GB



AC input @ 110V115V/220V-230V - So I would need a new I think (If you come across a good one let me know)
And they dont sell the same kind of RAM anymore I called Kingston and they discontinued what I have.. Bummer
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 8:52:22 PM

What we need of your PSU is total wattage and amps on +12 volt rail. Minimum at least brand and model number.
On the ram you will be fine if the are not the exact match just as speed is the same and preferably latency.
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September 18, 2010 9:03:47 PM

rolli59 said:
What we need of your PSU is total wattage and amps on +12 volt rail. Minimum at least brand and model number.
On the ram you will be fine if the are not the exact match just as speed is the same and preferably latency.


PUS pic

What about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 18, 2010 9:05:33 PM

All though, CAS Latency is 5 on mine :( 

also found these!

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

Thanks for all your help bro, I really do appreciate!


All the info on my RAM

Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Kingston (7F98000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number KTC1G-UDIMM
Serial number D22EDCF7
Manufacturing date Week 22/Year 07
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
September 18, 2010 10:40:28 PM

That PSU will handle HD5770 fine
Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 19, 2010 12:05:53 AM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 19, 2010 12:11:43 AM

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