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What do you think of the tw0 ram sets I posted in the edit?
I don't see any difference.

I doubt there is. Pick your favorite. Mushkin is supposed to be pretty good.
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Okay, thanks everyone.

Now that I have everything, what do I need to do before installing the new hardware?
I do NOT want to reformat my drives.
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post #23 of 28
Should be pretty much plug and play as far as RAM goes. Your bios will pick up the change and tell you about it.
Corsair, GSkill and Mushkin are all great brands.
    
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Should be pretty much plug and play as far as RAM goes. Your bios will pick up the change and tell you about it.
Corsair, GSkill and Mushkin are all great brands.

Sorry, should have been more specific.

I'm mainly talking about switching out the old mobo and cpu for the new ones. Ram is just pnp as you said.
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post #25 of 28
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Sorry, should have been more specific.
I'm mainly talking about switching out the old mobo and cpu for the new ones. Ram is just pnp as you said.

I'd be sure to backup your hard drive. If you have a RAID setup, you might not be able to migrate without formatting.
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post #26 of 28
Either G.Skill or Corsair. Both of them have absolutely top-notch customer service.
post #27 of 28
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I'd be sure to backup your hard drive. If you have a RAID setup, you might not be able to migrate without formatting.

Current mobo isn't capable of RAID so I don't even know what that is really :/
Is it useful to me after the upgrade? Only put my OS and a few main programs on it.
Edited by Zyphur - 2/10/12 at 8:50am
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Zyphur View Post

Current mobo isn't capable of RAID so I don't even know what that is really :/
Is it useful to me after the upgrade? Only put my OS and a few main programs on it.

For raid you would need 2 of the same size drives. then set up either a raid 0 array for speed or a raid 1 array for redundancy. Generally though, if you are unsure about raid, you don't really need it.

If you ssd is on the smaller size, like 60gb or whatever, I would just stick will the basic setup of OS and a few programs on the ssd, games on 1 hdd and a second hdd for backup. Then add drives if you are looking to store a lot of media or stuff like that, like maybe another 2 1tb or 2tb drives and manually back those up. thumb.gif
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