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Upgrading my PC for gaming

By skitzo_zac
Aug 14, 2005
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  1. Mascore

    Mascore TS Rookie

    Confused

    So to add to the point further, i have 2x512 pc3200 sticks in my asus a8v moboard (amd64 processor). The brand is ?hynix? and i have 2 more spare slots for ram (4 in all). to make battlefield2 run better i was thinking of upgrading with another set of 2x512 etc but to do this does it need to be the same brand as hynix or can it be any brand as long as it is the same type of ram?

    I'm real confused any answere would be great! :)
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Ram is really tricky and hard to predict. Chances are good that if you get two more sticks of 512, as long as they are the same speed, they will work. But keep in mind that there is also the chance they won't. Sometimes two different brands will conflict, and unfortunately you really can't know until you try it. Your mainboard is fairly new, probably work just fine.

    But to be honest, I wouldn't recommend going to 2Gb. You'll notice a difference, but not as much as going from 512 to 1Gb. What is your video card? It would probably be best to hold your cash until you can upgrade the video card instead of going to 2Gb ram.
     
  3. Mascore

    Mascore TS Rookie

    Confused

    My video card is a 6800GT so it should hopefully last for a while yet, thanks for the info though, will just have to trial and error it. :dead:
     
  4. TechNovice

    TechNovice TS Rookie

    Old to you..New to me

    I am planning to UPGRADE to what you have now hehe. Will have 1gb ram and the 6600gt. I hope it shows some improvement from my pentium4, 1.5ghz with a radeon 9200.
     
  5. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Posts: 201

    hey just upgrade your ram to 1g and youll be fine.....

    i know this is out of topic but waht r the benifits of 2 hard drives exept more storage.
     
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    You are not happy with your gaming performance and you have a 6800GT? I have the same card with 1Gb of ram, and have no problems running games on good settings. What is your CPU then? Or.... are you one of those FPS addicts? If so, there is no hope for you. ;)
     
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Upgrading from the 9200 to a 6600GT will be a HUGE leap in gaming performance. Just make sure your motherboard / PSU will be able to use it before you buy it ;)
     
  8. TechNovice

    TechNovice TS Rookie

    Thanks. I will definately check that.
     
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