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Gateway: memory/ graphics Question

Last response: in Windows 7
November 22, 2011 9:40:12 PM

Hi Guys: I have two questions about expansion and graphics cards on new gateway.

1. Can I upgrade memory? I have sites like Newegg saying YES to 16GB and some consumer comments saying NO..."I'm maxed with 8 (4x2), which came with PC.

2. Should I upgrade graphics card? I would like to run 2 HD TV and/or Monitors at once. I have one HDMI, 1 DVI, and 1 display ports. I'll paste stat's below. I'm no pc geek, so please use simpleton language

Stats: Gateway FX6860-UR20P, i7- 2600, quad core, 3.4GHz, 64 bit, chipset

Intel H67, CPU socket set LGA 1155, 8 GB (4 x 2gb) DDR3-1333,

Radeon HD 6750 1 GB, 2 USB 3.0's and 10 USB 2's. I added blu ray

burner. Have 3 more 3.5, 1 more PCIe x 1 and zero more PCI x 16 slots.

November 22, 2011 9:57:40 PM

What do you use your machine for? Because unless it's 3D rendering or intense photo editing 8Gigs of memory should be more than enough.
November 23, 2011 1:49:47 AM

thanks for the advise. No intense photo work here....I'm sure it's over-kill, it's only money. I'm sure there's no advantage now at all, but it's future demands on the machine I'm thinking about. I remember when having 256 RAM was being totally maxed out. At the time I bought my current pc having 2 GB of RAM was theoretical. But I appreciate any input.