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April 3, 2012 3:21:36 AM

Looking to get a bit of an upgrade for some upcomming games GW2/D3 mostly, and as my computer is barely handling Lotro online I figured it was time.

i5 750@ 2.66
asus p7p55d pro mobo
patriot viper 2 4gb 2x2 1600mhz
seagate 1tb sata 7200
corsair CMPSU-750tx
antec 300 mini tower
win7
23inch monitor
asus radeon HD5850 1gb ddr5

I was thinking ram would probably be a good upgrade i was hoping not to spend too much over 150-200$. Would be nice if anyone would help out I havent looked at any kind of comp hardware since I bought this one.

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April 3, 2012 3:50:32 AM

Tomchew said:
Looking to get a bit of an upgrade for some upcomming games GW2/D3 mostly, and as my computer is barely handling Lotro online I figured it was time.

i5 750@ 2.66
asus p7p55d pro mobo
patriot viper 2 4gb 2x2 1600mhz
seagate 1tb sata 7200
corsair CMPSU-750tx
antec 300 mini tower
win7
23inch monitor
asus radeon HD5850 1gb ddr5

I was thinking ram would probably be a good upgrade i was hoping not to spend too much over 150-200$. Would be nice if anyone would help out I havent looked at any kind of comp hardware since I bought this one.

Yes get yourself 4 more gbs. of a good name RAM. To go with a better GPU or CPU/MOBO would exceed your budget. With what you have left over from the RAM buy yourself a decent SSD and load your OS on it. You won't believe the speed. Good luck to you.
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April 3, 2012 11:59:23 PM

I agree. Its most likely the RAM holding the computer back. 4GB is pretty low by today's standards. I'd consider 8GB at minimum.
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April 4, 2012 1:56:59 AM

Yea thats what i kind of thought, What are some good top end RAM chips out there within my price range tho? I was thinking of getting 2x4gigs and maybe selling the 2 i have right now, because in the past ive had problems mixing RAM chips. Also I live in Canada but I moved away from the city I last bought my computer so I'm thinking I'll have to buy online since everything where I live is overpriced heh, so what are some reliable sites out there?
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April 4, 2012 1:59:53 AM

Tomchew said:
Yea thats what i kind of thought, What are some good top end RAM chips out there within my price range tho? I was thinking of getting 2x4gigs and maybe selling the 2 i have right now, because in the past ive had problems mixing RAM chips. Also I live in Canada but I moved away from the city I last bought my computer so I'm thinking I'll have to buy online since everything where I live is overpriced heh, so what are some reliable sites out there?

I use these:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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April 4, 2012 2:12:32 AM

Those look decent, they would work with my style mobo tho right, I forget how to check with the volts and all.
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April 4, 2012 3:03:29 AM

Tomchew said:
Those look decent, they would work with my style mobo tho right, I forget how to check with the volts and all.

Here's where you find the QVL for your Mobo:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P5...
you probably want the one under global (not the DLM). You should hold on to it for future reference.
Just look up the brand you want. If it's listed then it should work. Check out te ones you have and see if their on the list also. Hope this helps.
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April 5, 2012 2:04:43 AM

Tomchew said:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Heres the 2 Ive been looking at, leaning towards the 2nd one any thoughts?

Never used that brand myself. There doesn't appear to be any difference with their specs except one set has heat sinks and the other set has a Intel certification. A lot of the gamers use these:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Don't know if that helps you. My guess is you'd be fine with either (as long as they are on your QVL)
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April 13, 2012 1:06:55 AM

My 8 gigs or ram arrived to day, and its showing 8gigs in dxdiag so I assume both the chips are good to go. Can i put my older 2 chips into the other 2 slots and have them work, even tho they are diffirent timings?
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April 13, 2012 1:43:49 AM

I wouldn't. I would just leave the old RAM out. If you put the slower RAM in, the system might or will down-clock the newer RAM to the slower, older RAM. Also, I don't think it's recommended to mix different RAM chips together.
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April 13, 2012 10:42:22 AM

Tomchew said:
My 8 gigs or ram arrived to day, and its showing 8gigs in dxdiag so I assume both the chips are good to go. Can i put my older 2 chips into the other 2 slots and have them work, even tho they are diffirent timings?

It's all explained in your motherboard manual (page 2-11). If you need a copy you can download it here:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7P5...
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