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Windows 7: Memory Vs GPU

14 Jan 2012   #1
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 
Memory Vs GPU

Hello Everyone, i have a old system (see Attachment) that work great with 4 Gig of RAM, but with 2 Gigs it Randomly Freezes, (all updates are applied) it also has a On board ATI video (North Bridge: AMD 740) this was an ongoing issue untill i took the 4 Gigs out of my newer machine and put it in, i now think i have solved this on going issue, my question is, what would be the better purchase, a new Video card ? ( suggestions welcomed ) or 4 gigs of memory.
Thanks in advance.




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14 Jan 2012   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi.

It depence of the pc usage.

If you are a gamer,you dont need more than 4GB of ram,so is good idea to buy a new gpu.

If you are working\multitasking buy more ram.
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14 Jan 2012   #3
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Thanks for the Quick Reply, i am currently playing a few older game GOW, HALO, Tiger Woods,ect and they seem to be playing pretty well, the 4 Gigs will be going back into my newer machine, ( AMD 2 965 BE, EVGA 260, 750 PSU ) as soon as i decide on what to get, what kind of GPU would be recommended for a GA-MA74 Gigabyte MB, my current machine only has a 500 Watt PSU.

Thanks.
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14 Jan 2012   #4
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Any of the mid range cards from AMD or NVidia will work with a 500W PSU. You go to the high end cards for and older comp you start worrying about bottlenecks such as CPU, PSU, HEAT.
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14 Jan 2012   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
Any of the mid range cards from AMD or NVidia will work with a 500W PSU. You go to the high end cards for and older comp you start worrying about bottlenecks such as CPU, PSU, HEAT.
I agree with this.
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14 Jan 2012   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

To add to what 1Bowtie said, a high end card will also put more stress on an already older PSU.
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16 Jan 2012   #7
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Thanks for the help, here is my problem, i have a fairly new build (see specs) and the PSU has died, i have another fairly new build also (built 6 months apart) AMD 2x240 GA-MA74GM-S
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-MA74GM-S2 (rev. 2.0)

no card just on board Graphics, 500G HD and 4Gigs RAM, (taken from Spec machine), this machine is running very well, i would like to Either,

1, put the PSU from the second machine to see if the first machine can boot up.( currently it is not even posting,) even though i have had the motherboard tested and is working, and got a new CPU for it AMD2 Quad 965 ( and update W7) since that machine has not been used for over a year,
or
2, use the PSU in the first machine with just the on board video, untill i can get a PSU replacement for it,

I know that's not the best solution, but it would give me an idea to go from, at this time i cannot afford a new PSU , and to ship the one i have back to the manufacturer, i could buy another PSU for that price,

Thanks in advance,
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