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Old 02-25-2011, 06:16 AM   #1
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I bought a custom built pc about 1 1/2 years ago, the specs are as follows,

i7 920,
Asus p6t Se,
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT,
4gb Ram,
1tb sata HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

I'm looking for upgrade ideas, Eg. compatible motherboards. I am interested in this because i recently learnt about how my ram may not be good enough for my CPU, so all ideas welcome.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:01 AM   #2
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I bought a custom built pc about 1 1/2 years ago, the specs are as follows,

i7 920,
Asus p6t Se,
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT,
4gb Ram,
1tb sata HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

I'm looking for upgrade ideas, Eg. compatible motherboards. I am interested in this because i recently learnt about how my ram may not be good enough for my CPU, so all ideas welcome.

Cheers!
does your RAM present any problems for you?

4GB is fine if you only need 4GB. If you personally get on alright with 4GB theres no point wasting money on an upgrade you wont make the most of.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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well it works well on certain programs, but if i'm running a large game like Flight Simulator X, then it's not as smooth as i'd like. Not sure whether this is my gpu or ram though
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how much ram does the video card have?
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:00 PM   #5
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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Ditch the 9500gt. It's a really outdated budget card. Get something along the lines of an HD6850 and you're games will run /much/ smoother. Also, what speed is your ram?
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #7
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thankyou, that's helpful! and i've attached my ram details!
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #8
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Yeah, definitely go with a new video card. In gaming, you will see a world of a difference if you get a nice card. Also, you shouldn't have a single problem with that ram, it seems to be more than fast enough.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:47 PM   #9
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how about this one? XFX HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual DP Out PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

also thanks for all your help!
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how about this one? XFX HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual DP Out PCI-E.. | Ebuyer.com

also thanks for all your help!
That's a crazy fast card, however I personally would reccommend the 6850 or the 6870, as I think you get more for your dollar with those cards. If you're willing to spend that much though, there's definitely nothing wrong with the card you've picked out. And no problem
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