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Old 06-09-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

So my PC is about a good 8-9 years already. Running on XP until last night. I upgraded to Win7. After upgrading to Win7. Everything is starting to slow down. Everything loads very slow, its very laggy.

So what I think I need to do is upgrade my ram. I only have 2 gigs of ram on this rig so that is my guess.

So my question is, is it possible to upgrade to any type of ram with the motherboard I have now? I have attached a picture of the model MOBO I have.


Let me know if I can upgrade my ram with this mobo, or if I have to get a new mobo and upgrade.

Along with my Graphics card. I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512 mbytes.


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Old 06-09-2014, 05:09 PM   #2
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Just build an entirely new computer.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Turning some features like aero can speed things up http://www.computerforums.org/forums...l#post12148812
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It's simple and as BK touched on, your system can't really handle Windows 7 at its full.

Again as BK said there are some things that you can turn off and such to make things a bit smoother and quicker.

Dam the file is on my other phone. If I remember to I will get the webpage off of the PC but it's an ebook about all the different things you can do to speed Windows 7 up. I'm sure it's something like turbo boost Windows 7. Oh and it's free.

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I've run Windows 7 on PCs that have 512MB of RAM and it runs alright. That being said, it's not ideal. I would build a new computer before putting any more $$ into your current machine.
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Thanks guys,

Mossaic, If possible let me know about that!

I was thinking about building a new computer when I get enough money for it. I have been looking online to see what to get to have a great decent gaming/daily pc.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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But I might just buy a 4gb ram and put it on to my current rig. Its gonna take me some time to actually build a new computer. T_T Just graduated college. loan repayment time..


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What kind of CPU do you have?
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i would downgrade back to Windows XP... well actually no, i would upgrade to a Linux OS, but that might not be ideal for you.
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I agree a Linux OS would be suitable, I've heard Biker recommend Lubuntu. I haven't tried it myself but looks good lubuntu | lightweight, fast, easier
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