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Windows 7: Do I need to upgrade?

02 Nov 2014   #1
TheThrasher

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Do I need to upgrade?

Hey guys! So I wanted to know something here. I edit alot of videos and play games. Now when editing videos, it gets kinda laggy. I wanted to know if I need to get a new CPU or GPU. Here's the info on picture:
http://i.imgur.com/eUzF5qb.png


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02 Nov 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think when it comes to editing videos especially; you are better off to upgrade the ram of your system if at all possible; as 8gb is not a lot when it comes to running editing programs that are heavy on ram usage. I think the cpu should be fine for what you are doing.
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02 Nov 2014   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As mentioned when adding ram it's best to get matching pairs or a set of four for quad channel. Also go to mobo mfgr. and check for approved and tested modules and also note the maximum ram speed you should be able to as well install 16gb of 1333 mhz, or maybe you can get faster modules at 1600, 1800 or more mhz. speeds.
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02 Nov 2014   #4
TheThrasher

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
I think when it comes to editing videos especially; you are better off to upgrade the ram of your system if at all possible; as 8gb is not a lot when it comes to running editing programs that are heavy on ram usage. I think the cpu should be fine for what you are doing.
So the GPU and the CPU is fine? And can you recommend some RAM?
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02 Nov 2014   #5
TheThrasher

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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02 Nov 2014   #6
oneeyed

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheThrasher View Post
So the GPU and the CPU is fine? And can you recommend some RAM?
These maybe?: Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 16GB (4x4GB)
16GB Kit (4GBx4) DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) CL15 SR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288pin
As linnermeyerhere mentioned, you should go to your PC or motherboard manufacturer's support site. Look for your machine and it should have a list of compatible/recommended memory there.

I also think the recommendations about increasing your memory are spot on, and in your case probably better than changing the CPU for editing videos. If you do a lot of video encoding though, a more recent CPU maybe with more cores (as long as the software takes advantage of them) isn't a bad idea.
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02 Nov 2014   #7
TheThrasher

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheThrasher View Post
So the GPU and the CPU is fine? And can you recommend some RAM?
These maybe?: Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 16GB (4x4GB)
16GB Kit (4GBx4) DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) CL15 SR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288pin
As linnermeyerhere mentioned, you should go to your PC or motherboard manufacturer's support site. Look for your machine and it should have a list of compatible/recommended memory there.

I also think the recommendations about increasing your memory are spot on, and in your case probably better than changing the CPU for editing videos.
I'll check. Check the picture and if any of those seem good.
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02 Nov 2014   #8
TheThrasher

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600MHz 16GB
Those seem to work with my motherboard. Do they sound good?
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02 Nov 2014   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Go here

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970A-DS3 (rev. 1.0)#

and click memory support list
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02 Nov 2014   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

What ram modules are you using currently as 16gb of 1866/2000mhz. will be around $230 usd. You may want to try adding the same make modules if available? Say you have 2x4 1333 xyz brand add 2 more of same otherwise it's best but expensive to add 2x8gb or 4x4gb which will price out very similar and yes get at lease 1600 and best will be 1866/2000mhz. Otherwise live with the lag and save for a complete upgrade?
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