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I am looking to upgrade to windows 8.1 64-bit from Vista 64-bit on a bit older system (2008 build). Have recently upgraded the Vid Card and now looking to upgrade RAM along with windows. Can someone please help me find what is the max amount/type of RAM I should install on my system.

Mother board is: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU is: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

Any help would be VERY appreciated.

Thank you.
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The manual says that this motherboard supports up to 16 GB of DDR2-1200.

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I am new to buying RAM so to make sure I am understanding everything. I will want to buy either 2 sticks of 8GB DDR2-1200 because of the dual channel memory slots if I want to max it out.. or 2 sticks of say 4GB DDR2-1200 RAM if I didn't feel like maxing it out.

Would the difference between 8GB total RAM and 16GB be very noticeable? Other than searching the internet, using Microsoft office, and my kid playing Minecraft I really only use the PC for playing games like League of Legends.

Anything else I should be wary of?

Thanks again.
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Segate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Vista 64-bit Acer 19'' OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
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Antec 900 
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Originally Posted by Sojuorn View Post

I am new to buying RAM so to make sure I am understanding everything. I will want to buy either 2 sticks of 8GB DDR2-1200 because of the dual channel memory slots if I want to max it out.. or 2 sticks of say 4GB DDR2-1200 RAM if I didn't feel like maxing it out.

Would the difference between 8GB total RAM and 16GB be very noticeable? Other than searching the internet, using Microsoft office, and my kid playing Minecraft I really only use the PC for playing games like League of Legends.

Anything else I should be wary of?

Thanks again.

 

With those uses, 4 GB is more than enough, and so you wouldn't notice a difference with 8 GB or 16 GB. If anything going with 16 GB could cause slow-downs, if I remember correctly. I don't know why though (not yet).

 

So, I wouldn't go with any more than 8 GB - especially since this is for out-dated technology (don't invest too much into it).

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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