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You should avoid mixing mainstream CL5 memory with generic CL6 memory especially for the sake of the guarantee that the IC capabilities between kits will be different.  Match with a kit that has he same speed, timings and voltage.

post #12 of 17
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thanks for all the input everyone! really apprecaite it (:

think i might just wait out on the RAM upgrade though. all the ddr2 sticks i find are pretty pricy and starting to consider Erick's suggestion of just savin up and upgrading to a new set up. not like my current rig is in dire need of any huge changes anyways tongue.gif
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Yug taht View Post

Thanks, I just tried that.
What I noticed thought was that I didn't have the option of Sideport, only UMA.
So I selected UMA and then the only option where I could increase anything to its highest level was UMA Frame Buffer Size, so I put that at 512MB.
Did I do it right? redface.gif
I did notice that Dead Island (a game that would have massively lagged when I tried w/o a GPU) wasn't lagging as bad when I did this change.

Yup, you got it. There were multiple bios versions for that board, but all had some adjustment of the integrated gpu. I am with you on just keeping your board for now. If it suits you fine, no need to spend. The only thing I would do is add a real gpu. I ran that 4200 for a while on SC2 and it was ok, but when I finally put in a pci-e gpu, the difference was staggering. For your setup, I would look for a used 8800gts or GTS250 and go for it. These are a couple gen. old, but still hold up quite well as long as you dont crank up the AA. My old GTS250 that I had paired with an Athlon X3 450 would run SC2 on Ultra with some things on high.

Depending on where you are, this might be a good deal for you: GTS 250 1GB for $64 shipped. Only a 90 day warranty, but if it works, it is highly unlikely that it will fail after that.
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post #14 of 17
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Yup, you got it. There were multiple bios versions for that board, but all had some adjustment of the integrated gpu. I am with you on just keeping your board for now. If it suits you fine, no need to spend. The only thing I would do is add a real gpu. I ran that 4200 for a while on SC2 and it was ok, but when I finally put in a pci-e gpu, the difference was staggering. For your setup, I would look for a used 8800gts or GTS250 and go for it. These are a couple gen. old, but still hold up quite well as long as you dont crank up the AA. My old GTS250 that I had paired with an Athlon X3 450 would run SC2 on Ultra with some things on high.
Depending on where you are, this might be a good deal for you: GTS 250 1GB for $64 shipped. Only a 90 day warranty, but if it works, it is highly unlikely that it will fail after that.

hey thanks again for walking me through changin my bios. never really had the confidence to mess with the blue screen tongue.gif

thanks for the gpu suggestion too. i'll look into it. currently not really up for the idea of gettin a used card (even tho, if i really think about it, a used card vs a new one isnt that different)

from your post now, im just looking into what 'pci e' means hahah yeah when i said i was new to this computer stuff, i meant NEW hahah
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post #15 of 17
No problem. Glad to hear your first foray into the bios was successful. You can't really mess it up, if you get it wrong, it will blue screen or not start up at all, an you just reset you cmos (small jumper on the bottom of your board - see manual), and start over.

Also, just so you know, that GPU is not used. It is new OEM stock. Geeks gets parts from manufacturers that are NOS (new old stock), or re manufactured. That is why the 90 day warranty. It is a warranty through Geeks for a replacement, not a warranty from the manufacturer to RMA it.
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1TB Samsung F3 Samsung 840 250GB LG external DVD/R 212 evo 
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post #16 of 17
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oh rofl. learning something new everyday tongue.gif or rather, every 5 minutes for me haahha
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