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Old 10-29-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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My computer is a bit old and kinda slow, so I want to upgrade the memory but i'm not sure if these memory will fit. I have a DP965LT motherboard, here's the link:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherb.../cs-026557.htm


I"m thinking of getting these (4GB memory total):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184


You think it'll fit? sorry computer noob here
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Make sure you get a kit that runs at 1.8V, such as this, and it will work.
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First, you need to determine whether the slowness is caused by the memory or not. Open task manager "ctrl+alt+del" and go to the performance tab. Under that tab, post the numbers you see under "Physical Memory".

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Other random tid-bits about your system could be useful as well. You can access a general system profile by right clicking on "My Computer" and clicking properties. Then you can let me know what kind of processor you have, operating system, etc.
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Make sure you get a kit that runs at 1.8V, such as this, and it will work.

Thanks a lot! I will get that =)

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First, you need to determine whether the slowness is caused by the memory or not. Open task manager "ctrl+alt+del" and go to the performance tab. Under that tab, post the numbers you see under "Physical Memory".

Total:
Available:
System Cache:


Other random tid-bits about your system could be useful as well. You can access a general system profile by right clicking on "My Computer" and clicking properties. Then you can let me know what kind of processor you have, operating system, etc.
Total: 2078492
Aviable: 1510712
System Cache: 938312

Should i upgrade? I have 2GB of memory atm
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Your fine. 2GB is the perfect amount.
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Ya you're fine, something else is causing your computer to slow down. Go back into the performance tab and look under the "Totals" section and tell me how many Processes you have.
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Ya you're fine, something else is causing your computer to slow down. Go back into the performance tab and look under the "Totals" section and tell me how many Processes you have.

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Well my computer isn't slow. I want to upgrade my memory because when I'm gaming, i only get around 30-40 fps. When I posted my info before, I didn't have the game up and running.
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Ah I see. Well are you using XP or Vista?
What kind processor and Video card do you have?
And What games do you play?
Warhammer, Farcry 2 and pretty much games like that should run on fine with 2GB of ram on XP & 3GB would be gravy. Vista, get at least 3GB for sure...
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Ah I see. Well are you using XP or Vista?
What kind processor and Video card do you have?
And What games do you play?
Warhammer, Farcry 2 and pretty much games like that should run on fine with 2GB of ram on XP & 3GB would be gravy. Vista, get at least 3GB for sure...
I have Windows XP
Pentium D CPU 3.00GHZ
2GB OF RAM
Diamond X1300-PCI 256MB

With that, I get 30-40 FPS playing my game. So... I'm trying to upgrade my computer a bit to get better FPS.

my video card is a bit outdated, so I ordered this (Cheap card, i'm not much of a gamer):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130341

It should come in 2-3 days. If it's still slow, I'll buy the extra ram. Do you guys think it's the video card or the ram that needs to be updated?
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Everything is good except the X1300. Personally, I would've gone with a cheapo 8800, but that 8600 will be quite a step up. That should satisfy your performance needs..
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