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Hey guys,

I was just 'upgrading' most of my computer parts and I've done the fan, cpu. Now I'm doing RAM, but then, my old Corsair Dominator XMS2 doesn't seem to fit properly in the slot. So here are my options.

1) Get help from the pros here to insert my RAM.

Or:

2) Replace my RAM, my budget is $150 AUD. I'm also going to these 3 stores : MSY, PCDIY, and TXComputerSolutions.
Can't seem to find a Corsair Vengeance except from TX. (Just thinking maybe my Australian friends will help me here).

Thanks c;

Oh and my CPU is an i5 3570k. Motherboard has 4 slots.
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  1. You'll need DDR3 ram, your corsair XSM2 modules are DDR2.

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB kits are a good choice ;)
  2. amuffin said:
    You'll need DDR3 ram, your corsair XSM2 modules are DDR2.

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB kits are a good choice ;)


    This seems pretty good C:

    http://www.txcomputer.com.au/corsair-8gb-2x4gb-high-performance.html

    I'm going to call them if they have anymore.

    EDIT: Eh, damnit, they're closed on Sundays.
  3. Get this one, works fine with your CPU.
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7650
  4. BTW, there are much better stores to shop.

    These have not updated info, not many choices

    and slowest loading websites I've seen in long time : )
  5. amuffin said:


    Sorry, couldn't recognise it, it's in the RAM category :P
    nikorr said:


    Which one do you consider more worth the money? Including what muffin suggested.

    And also, I chose these stores because they're pretty much next to each other. PCDIY and TX is in the same lot, while MSY is just 2 buildings away from them.
  6. I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, but they don't have it, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile.
    And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198
    Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
  7. G.SKILL is great too.

    And for performance, Dominator is better, but cost more.

    And is good for overclocking to 2000+MHz if needed.
  8. IMHO, GSKILL is the better choice in those web-stores.
  9. Best answer
  10. nikorr said:


    I guess I'll be getting the G.Skill then. What's the SSD for?
  11. SSD is like hard drive, but has no moving parts and it is super-fast.

    It will knock your sucks off : )

    U install windows and your apps on it.
  12. nikorr said:
    SSD is like hard drive, but has no moving parts and it is super-fast.

    It will knock your sucks off : )

    U install windows and your apps on it.


    Eh, do you think I need it? I already have a hard drive with everything on it. I'm just upgrading my video card, motherboard and ram. Also adding a after-market cooler.
  13. Watch this video.

  14. You need to install windows again on new system.
  15. nikorr said:
    You need to install windows again on new system.


    Alright then, although it seems like such a hassle to install all my programs again :P
  16. OK, what are u trying to do?

    Use the old windows installation HDD and just use it with new CPU system?
  17. nikorr said:
    OK, what are u trying to do?

    Use the old windows installation HDD and just use it with new CPU system?


    I'm going to get the SSD, reinstall, but first figure out on how to move the programs over so I know what to install.
  18. ProdigyInspired said:
    I'm going to get the SSD, reinstall, but first figure out on how to move the programs over so I know what to install.

    OK, I am not sure if I understand u, but what programs are u talking about?
  19. nikorr said:
    OK, I am not sure if I understand u, but what programs are u talking about?


    I mean, the ones I had installed before, some of those I don't remember. So I'm going to somehow check on the hard drive to see what programs I want to install.

    So like, MSN, Skype, etc.
  20. Well, first u install the windows.

    Than the programs. Write down all the passwords and the programs.
  21. Than u can use Google to find the programs and get the latest versions,

    like the Skype or any other program.

    http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home
  22. Best answer selected by ProdigyInspired.
  23. Good luck!

    And if u have a problem to find some program or get a better alternative,
    come and ask in the forum or send me PM(private message by clicking on my envelope under my name.).
  24. This topic has been closed by Nikorr
  25. BTW, u can shop for PC parts here @ http://www.pccasegear.com/

    Its an Australia's PC store with many choices.
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