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PC Hardware upgrade

by kasalaba / February 21, 2013 12:30 AM PST

Hi everyone. I am planing to do an upgrade on my pc in the future so i have to make my plans. I am a pc gamer so the new consoles make me think that it's time. I don't have a lot of money so i gave everything on the new pc from the start. Here is what i have now.
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 2.83 GHz
Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450
Ask for more info, just tell me how to find it, I'm not a hardware expert...
My goal is gaming with little money. Do i need to change one? Both? What first? Try to post links on your model suggestions.
Thanks for helping !!!!

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That should game as-is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 12:39 AM PST
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64/32 bit
by kasalaba / February 21, 2013 2:03 AM PST

I thought the 64 bit thing too but not sure yet how it works. I know that it uses only 3.25GB ram from 4 cause i use 32 bit. So can i add more RAM in a 32 bit system? Will it be used? Thanks for the fast reply!!!

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Then no. Don't add RAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 2:09 AM PST
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The discussion about 32 bits and RAM is a bit done. Done to a crisp. So no.

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I'd add more RAM
by wpgwpg / February 21, 2013 12:40 AM PST
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I recently upgraded from 4 GB to 8 GB. It only cost me $42. Good bang for the buck. To check your options go to and run the tool they have there. It will give you options for upgrading your RAM with costs.

Good luck.

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