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Just get yourself a stick of this stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148653

Then upgrade your chip to one of these.
You can run any of these chips on your motherboard you have. I would stick with what you have now.
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4090
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infact im just going to build an imaginary rig right now and see ow much that would have cost compaired to this one lol


this will be fun thumb.gif

not sure if i have everything here that id need but i found

i7 3770k & z77x bundle for £315
gygabyte 7870 oc 2gb was £150
xfx 550 w was £50
OS is about £70
and decent case for £70

========= £585

£15 cheaper than ive spent better spec and it would be finnished by now needing nothing extra lol

typical noob lol
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Just get yourself a stick of this stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148653

Then upgrade your chip to one of these.
You can run any of these chips on your motherboard you have. I would stick with what you have now.
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4090


what about the issue of diffrent RAMs? does that not really make a diffrence?

ive been told 2x same RAM is best idea
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post #34 of 41
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what about the issue of diffrent RAMs? does that not really make a diffrence?

ive been told 2x same RAM is best idea

You already said you have 1333mhz crucial ram. So just get ram that matches the brand and speed, it should be ok.
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You already said you have 1333mhz crucial ram. So just get ram that matches the brand and speed, it should be ok.

ah so its really the numbers that have to be the same, make/model not so much?
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ah so its really the numbers that have to be the same, make/model not so much?

you said you didn't want to spend money on ram?


I have 8gb as well and I have steam / skype / origin / BF4 open running maxed out, and I use about 3.7gb of ram.
post #37 of 41
You don't always have to have exactly the same ram, it is just optimal.

It is best to have the same speed and timing memory.

THe reason for adding another stick would be to give you dual channel which would increase speed greatly. I have 16gb and it is wonderful. I can give virtual machines half my memory and still have plenty left over.
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you said you didn't want to spend money on ram?


I have 8gb as well and I have steam / skype / origin / BF4 open running maxed out, and I use about 3.7gb of ram.


i dont want to buy RAM was just checking its going to be enough for a new CPU

if you look back at the imaginary rig i posted earlier

it would be finnished and a much better spec than i have now for £15 less than i have spent on this lol

so idealy the CPU upgrade im hopeing will be my last for at least 4/5 years

i did only plan on upgrading GPU every few years lol
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i dont want to buy RAM was just checking its going to be enough for a new CPU

if you look back at the imaginary rig i posted earlier

it would be finnished and a much better spec than i have now for £15 less than i have spent on this lol

so idealy the CPU upgrade im hopeing will be my last for at least 4/5 years

i did only plan on upgrading GPU every few years lol


and you could always sell your old hardware on this forum, or eBay and make back some change.
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Major brand computers, like Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, Sony, Asus, etc., come from the factory equipped only with high quality RAM, even if it's Kingston.

If the memory both has no heatsinks on it and its chips have part numbers you can Google for datasheets by companies like Samsung, Micron/Elpida, Hynix, Nanya/Inotera, ProMOS, or Power Chip, then it's quality stuff.

A lot of times Kingston cuts chips from whole silicon wafers and packages them in-house, and the quality for memory modules made with such chips varies greatly. Some are tested only in PCs, while the best were screened by the same multi-million-dollar testers used by the chip industry, depending on what the customer pays for.

To verify the quality, configure the BIOS for automatic default memory settings, including voltage, and run MemTest86 (not MemTest86+) for at least 12 hours and then Gold Memory for another 12 hours, all while keeping the computer fairly hot inside, like 45-50 Celcius (desktop only; don't risk this with any laptop). You may want to unplug the power to the hard disks first and run with only a slow video card.

OEMs using high quality RAM? Please OEMs use bargain bin parts to lower manufacturing costs and make maximum profit
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