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Windows 7: Check compatibility of custom PC components

04 Sep 2013   #11
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok well back to the 6GB thing, it really is not advised, you need both sticks to be the same size i.e 2GB each or 4GB each to run in dual channel mode. 6GB is specifically for triple channel chipsets where it would be 3x2GB, I am not saying a 4GB + 2GB won't work, but believe it or not even 2x 2GB will perform much better as it's a correct amount of ram for that chipset, you need to work with either 2,4,8,16 or 32GB, not 3,6,12,24.

I think Samsung make some fine ram, some of their stuff is very overclockable. As far as Kingston, I have no experience of them, but personally I would look elsewhere, there are so many great ram manufacturers and the prices are not that different. My favorite and many others on Seven forums is G.Skill, they make some great Ram and their service if something goes wrong is excellent.

Paul.


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09 Sep 2013   #12
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ok thanks for explaining it.

On a slightly different aspect of it, I wasn't sure to go for an actual wireless card, or a USB adapter, as if i put in a GPU card I'm not sure if there will be enough room for a wireless cardas well, in which case i would have to go for a USB adapter. As you can see in the photos the gpu port and wireless port are close together and the cpu card appears to take up two slots.
Thanks again


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09 Sep 2013   #13
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You could always consider Powerline Adaptors as opposed to wireless dongles for your network solution.
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10 Sep 2013   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111
What do you think aboit Samsung and Kimgston RAM cards, are they not as good as Crucial cards or soemthing?
I use samsung RAM in my backup AMD rig and Kingston HyperX Genesis in my main Haswell rig and they're both absolutely fine.
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10 Sep 2013   #15
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks Boozad, although the powerline adapters are a good idea from what I've read they don't work with mutli plug adapters, and as I have a several of gadgets plugged into only just a couple of main plugs they really aren't an option. And thanks for clearing up my question about other manufacturers of RAM cards.
could you tell me if the GPU would block the wireless card port?
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10 Sep 2013   #16
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It won't block it, it will be a snug fit but it will fit. I have fitted a sound card and my gpu in the same slots you need to.

Paul
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10 Sep 2013   #17
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Awesome. Thanks for that. By the way, what is the 3rd PCI port from the right for? I know what the other two are for, as we have discussed. Thanks
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10 Sep 2013   #18
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well the GPU one will be PCI-e x16, the one below where you are fitting the wireless card will most likely be PCI-e x1 and the last one will be a standard PCI slot, non e.

Paul.
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18 Sep 2013   #19
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

How can I find the chipset of the CPU I've selected? I cant find it anywhere. Also does it affect the motherboard I can buy?
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