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Windows 7: CPU upgrade question

14 Mar 2010   #31
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all your advice everyone, its been a real help. I don't do anything that's very CPU intensive so I think I can get away with 4gb of ram for now...considering I am only on 2gb at present its a step in the right direction anyway

I would love to splash out and go for even more but I know its going to add more cost, the 150-200 should be enough for now

Just out of curiosity what would the price difference be on a board that would support more RAM?


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14 Mar 2010   #32
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burtie View Post
Thanks for all your advice everyone, its been a real help. I don't do anything that's very CPU intensive so I think I can get away with 4gb of ram for now...considering I am only on 2gb at present its a step in the right direction anyway

I would love to splash out and go for even more but I know its going to add more cost, the 150-200 should be enough for now

Just out of curiosity what would the price difference be on a board that would support more RAM?
If I were you get a:

CPU:

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

MOTHERBOARD:

Choose one from here, depending on what memory you have/want - DDR2 or DDR3

Newegg.com - gigabyte AM3 motheboard

I got the cpu and a Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H motherboard (DDR2) as I had the memory.
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14 Mar 2010   #33
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burtie View Post
Thanks for all your advice everyone, its been a real help. I don't do anything that's very CPU intensive so I think I can get away with 4gb of ram for now...considering I am only on 2gb at present its a step in the right direction anyway

I would love to splash out and go for even more but I know its going to add more cost, the 150-200 should be enough for now

Just out of curiosity what would the price difference be on a board that would support more RAM?
If I were you get a:

CPU:

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

MOTHERBOARD:

Choose one from here, depending on what memory you have/want - DDR2 or DDR3

Newegg.com - gigabyte AM3 motheboard

I got the cpu and a Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H motherboard (DDR2) as I had the memory.
Just to clarify he is in the UK and Newegg does not ship there.
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14 Mar 2010   #34
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Examples, same motherboard in any random parts store, just different prices.
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14 Mar 2010   #35
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
That board is crap. 4GB of RAM? I'd build a new system around an AMD Athlon 250 with a 785G board that can support 16GB of DDR2 RAM.
I would agree if he came in here and said he edited video or produced music or something equally RAM intensive. The reality is, nothing over 4GB is necessary at this point in time. Even over the next 5 years we won't see anything that requires any more than that. For basic computer use and even over average gaming, this is more than sufficient.
Not here, RAM is cheap and 8GB is enough. 4GB isn't much.
Ram isn't cheap anymore. 4GB starts at $80. It was cheap a year ago when I bought 4GB for $35 and some 4GB kits were as low as $15 after rebates.

4GB is fine for 99% of users and gamers.
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15 Mar 2010   #36
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I doubled checked my RAM and currently I have DDR so it looks like I will have to splah out on some DDR2 as well
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