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My dad has an old 775 rig and he's complaining about it running slow. Current specs include intel e3500 / 2.7ghz dual core on a biostar t41HD with 2gb ram (unsure of speed).

He's hoping just a ram upgrade will help. I'm thinking about sticking in at least 4gb of ddr2-1066 to see if that will help. I turn to ocn for any other recommends that I can't think of
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post #2 of 20
How long since windows was installed?

A simple reinstall of Windows could help
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post #3 of 20
I'm also running a 775 and I think more RAM would greatly improve things. Is he running XP or 7? If 7, than 4GB is the minimum to effectively run the OS and have head room for multi-tasking. I know some claim that 2GB is enough, but if forces windows to work harder at memory management which is why things move slower. I have 8gb ddr2-800, OC'd to 950 and thanks to my OC'd CPU and SSD I'm booting and running (some programs) faster than computers at my job with 2600k i7s
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post #4 of 20
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I wanna say about 2-3 years. I'll see if he'll let me wipe it out and start fresh

And yes he is running 7 so I'll find him a decent 4gb set. Maybe max out at the full 8gb? It is set up with multiple accounts and something always running on another acct
Edited by Pyro_Teknic - 3/26/14 at 8:27am
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post #5 of 20
Is it 15 or 25 rep you need to enter the OCN market place?

Cant recall but you might find some DDR2 RAM on sale there
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post #6 of 20

Since its basic home PC Ram upgrade wont harm.

Also check about HDD health status.Many times when my office PC,s becomes realy slow  cuz of HDD problems.

 

Also such basic stuff as resintalling OS should do the trick if its not done yet.

post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Ya I was thinking about nuking my sig rig and springing for a ssd for the same reasons
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3 x 750gb in raid0 samsung 840 evo 250gb h50 p/p ap-15s Win 7 ultimate 
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post #8 of 20
Do you still have that Ultra X4 PSU?
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post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
In my sig rig ya
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pyro_Teknic View Post

In my sig rig ya

You should not keep it so if you plan on doing any upgrades that should be the first thing to go
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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