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What should I upgrade in my computer?

by Gr1mTV / April 8, 2012 2:34 PM PDT

I'm eventually going to have a dual screen setup. Possibly both being 24" monitors. I'll be streaming a lot of videos games and editing a lot of videos. My question is, what should I change in my current build to comfortably do all the things I listed.

My computer spec -->

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUS), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

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Upgrading
by pgc3 / April 10, 2012 12:03 AM PDT

The first thing to look at would be the PSU capability, you failed to mention what is on board, then of course a video card sufficient to the task. 8gb of ram may be sufficient dependent upon what you are going to be doing. The i-5 is a decent processor but the i-7 might have been a better choice if you plan on getting radical.

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Nothing.......at first
by Bob__B / April 10, 2012 7:14 AM PDT

I might verify that all the ram is 1333.
Some makers will use slower ram.

I might verify that the ram is installed to use the dual channel mode.......if that applies.

I might verify the turbo mode functions.
On this machine it did not until I fussed with it.

I might start a vid edit session and then start task manager.........sit there and watch.
It might give me a clue if there is an area that needs help.

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