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November 18, 2012 9:35:50 PM

Hi all,

Thank you for the help in advance. My current build is bellow:


MB GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R P45 775 R ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

VGA EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GTX260 RT ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CPU INTEL|C2Q Q9400 2.66G 775 45N R ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

MEM 2Gx2|GSK F2-6400CL4D-4GBHK R ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

I am running Windows 7 Enterprise and the CPU is overclocked to 3.2ghz.

I want to upgrade my ram to 8gb or 16 gb and since I can't find the make and model I currently have, I am wondering if I should get 4 more gb of this ram ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ). The case latency and timing match, together with the mhz and voltage. COST $75.00

The other options is to sell the 4 gb I have and get 4 x 4 gb. Downside is obviously that the DDR2 is expensive now a days.

I currently don't do a ton of gaming, civilization 5 occasionally, but I do run a ton of programs at the same time (Outlook, Skype, Chrome (8 tabs average), iTunes, Spotify, Norton 360).

Would love to hear your suggestions.


Thank you

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a c 242 } Memory
November 18, 2012 11:06:18 PM

My suggestion is for what you do you are fine as is. Go bigger when you do your next upgrade.
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November 20, 2012 12:02:48 AM

rolli59 said:
My suggestion is for what you do you are fine as is. Go bigger when you do your next upgrade.


That is what I have heard from several people, just wait. If I were to buy 4 gb of ram, which ones would you suggest will work with the ones I have?
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November 20, 2012 12:05:49 AM

gskill support said:
If you want to upgrade the DDR2 system, it is best to replace the memory and use 2 x 4GB, or 4 x 4GB like these:

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

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



But otherwise it is quite a bit cheaper for DDR3.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT



Thanks for the reply. Although that would be ideal, spending over $170 on new ram isn't something I am ready to do atm. However, i might be willing to buy 4gb for $70. With that said, which ram would you say will work the best with the sticks i currently have?
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November 20, 2012 10:27:55 AM

d3n1x said:
Thanks Rolli, I hope the guy selling them didn't overclock them during use so they are burned out. It is probably worth a try to get them for $20-25 if possible.

I have bought (legacy) ram from ebay before and never had any issues. Just posted the first kit that matched yours.
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November 30, 2012 12:22:13 AM

Best answer selected by d3n1x.
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