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April 22, 2012 8:21:50 PM

HI all i am currently in possession of the following board Asus M4n68T-M i was wondering if buying a newer board would increase my performance such the MSI 970A-G46 or anything similar.

My specs are:

M4N68T-M
Phenom x6 1090T black edition
4 Standard Kingston memory.
GTX 560 TI
650 watt Cool master PSU



is it worth my while to upgrade the board will i see a noticeable performance in my games etc etc? or my other option is to add some good gaming memory? i am looking at the following

http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_...


can any one give me some input ?

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a b V Motherboard
April 22, 2012 8:47:38 PM

You MIGHT get 1% to 3% improvement by changing motherboard and memory, if you leave everything at stock speeds.
Definately do not buy that memory. It is cas latency 10 memory your kingston is probably cas 9 memory.

Memory does not make very much difference now that the memory controller is on die with the processor.
If you were running an on die video chip such as the Brazos platform better memory makes a difference.
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April 23, 2012 5:13:09 AM

Thanks for the advice! what memory can you recommend tho? i am looking at about 8 gigs?
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a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:54:02 AM

First question would be.
Are you running 32bit or 64bit windows?
If you are running 32bit an upgrade from 4gig to 8 gig will not help at all. Windows will still only see 3.25gig or so.
If you are running 64bit an upgrade might help.
Only a few games and programs use more than 4 gig of memory.
I have always used Corsair ,Crucial or Kingston memory.
They have better compatability with most systems.
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April 23, 2012 12:29:49 PM

cool 64 bit windows!, i shall go for corsair :)  thanks again!
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