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PC upgrade help

by firefivestar / February 9, 2013 9:36 PM PST

ive currently got a computer in which i am looking to upgrade the ram and motherboard.

my specs are:
motherboard-intel g43 chipset
cpu-intel core2 quad [2.5 ghz]
gpu-nvidea gt610 1gb
ram-6gb ddr2
os-win7 64 bit

i would like to upgrade my ram because i use programs like c4d as well as many games in which i feel restricted because of my ram. i occasionaly get an "out of memory" pop up when rendering high poly objects in c4d.

i am hoping to get new ram of ddr3 2133mhz quality or higher. i need to upgrade the motherboard aswell because it is only compatible with ddr3 1066mhz max.

heres what im thinking...

if i were to go ahead and upgrade motherboard as well one that is both compatible with my cpu and higher end ram speeds is non existant. i would also need to upgrade my cpu.





these are my choices for a cpu-mb upgrade. if there is a way to get 2k speed ram without upgrading my cpu that would be great.

also what is better as far as the intel i3 vs the A10 posted above as far as preformance.

okay, this is the last stuff.

im also going to upgrade my case. i just though i would throw that in there incase you had a comment on it. here are links for the ram i wish to achieve and also the case.



i know its long but thanks for reading all the way to here.

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(NT) What's the primary use for the PC ?
by VAPCMD / February 9, 2013 11:20 PM PST
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by firefivestar / February 10, 2013 10:03 PM PST

its being used primarily for gaming but also for 3d graphics programs

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by Bob__B / February 10, 2013 1:03 AM PST
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No matter what you do your going to need a psu and a gpu.......that's a given.

No machine will support 2000+ ram unless you overclock.......don't go there.

Your cpu is not great but it is not bad.

Lets try to keep this as cheap as possible.......unless bucks don't matter?
Post a link to your mobo.

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by firefivestar / February 10, 2013 10:07 PM PST
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i am hoping to keep the upgrade under $300 [not including the case]

when you say i am going to need a psu/gpu does that mean a new one or are you just saying that in general. also what would be acceptable ram speeds for a gaming pc. i am pretty new to pc upgrades so im not quite in tune to the speeds that would run it well. the reason i put the 2k ram is because i new they had it and also higher ram speeds so i just threw that out there as an assumption that it was a resonable upgrade... apparently not.

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by Bob__B / February 10, 2013 11:49 PM PST
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You can not game with your gpu......unless your talking about playing hearts or checkers.
You can not upgrade your gpu with that small psu.

So.....the psu has to be made bigger and then a better gpu can be fitted.

Again.......Post a link to your mobo or your machines make and model.
Let's see what were working with.

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by firefivestar / February 12, 2013 8:10 PM PST
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well first off i just got my gpu so im not upgrading already and second off i already do game with it. i posted my specs above and also i dont need to know about my psu. please just answer the questions i asked.

im not trying to make a god computer i just want to upgrade it a little bit

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by Bob__B / February 12, 2013 11:19 PM PST
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Benchmark wise the combo with the A10 wins.

Good luck with your build.

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