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RAM question

by HelpWithRAM / February 25, 2013 1:02 PM PST

Hey guys, I wasn't exactly sure where to put this. So I thought the general section would be a good bet.

Anyways, here is my dilemma. Currently I'm looking to upgrade the RAM on my PC. I have an Acer Aspire M1100 desktop and my processor is a AMD Athlon 64 processor 4000+ 2.60 ghz

The main issue(I believe?) Is that my RAM is horrific. I only have 1 GB. So essentially, any PC game made after 2008 doesn't run, at all. Even League of Legends, which I feel isn't too bad resource wise. I have to play on "very low" graphics, no shadows and sound off to even get to 35 FPS, and I even have to kill processes to do so. This isn't counting games like DOTA2 which don't even load, or Minecraft which lags unless I turn everything down.

So my question is this, how big of an improvement would I see if I upgraded to say, 2 GB of RAM? Or say I decided to jump up to 4GB or 8GB of RAM. My PC would not explode, correct? Or at the very least, would it even be compatible to run 4 or 8 GB of RAM? And would the performance be stellar?

Thank you so much for your time, and reading through all that stuff! Grin

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Here ya go
by Bob__B / February 25, 2013 9:14 PM PST
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4GBs DDR2 RAM is MAX...and a new video card might
by VAPCMD / February 26, 2013 8:35 AM PST
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give you more bang for the buck. Only problem is you only have a 250W PSU....you'll probably need more to run a higher performance video card.


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Without changing the power supply?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 8:41 AM PST
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I'd try the usual 1GB ATI 5450 card. Found around for 20 to 30ish bucks on newegg.

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