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i have $100 to spend on my comp. i running a evga 590 and amd 5400+ but still think it kinda slow. i was wondering if i should upgrade my two gig ram into six gig do any faster? need advice!!!what should i do with a $100 to make it faster
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i have $100 to spend on my comp. i running a evga 590 and amd 5400+ but still think it kinda slow. i was wondering if i should upgrade my two gig ram into six gig do any faster? need advice!!!what should i do with a $100 to make it faster
Whats your graphics card?

Oh, and RAM will make the computer perform better under stress, but not really increase the speed.
Your probably good at 2 gigs, but you could drop $20 of your money for another gig to fill the maximum that 32-bit supports.
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not noticable really. You have pleny of ram.
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Whats your graphics card?

Oh, and RAM will make the computer perform better under stress, but not really increase the speed.
Your probably good at 2 gigs, but you could drop $20 of your money for another gig to fill the maximum that 32-bit supports.
If you want to know what is in their system just look at their "my system", and to answer your question he's got a XFX GeForce 7300 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR2.
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i have $100 to spend on my comp. i running a evga 590 and amd 5400+ but still think it kinda slow. i was wondering if i should upgrade my two gig ram into six gig do any faster? need advice!!!what should i do with a $100 to make it faster
Sadonhonghun, it really depends on what plan on doing on a day to day basis. Are you a gamer? Graphics designer? Let us know and perhaps we can guide you into the right direction.

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If you do any medium-high level gaming, I would try and sell your existing grafics card and put it towards a new one.. more ram isnt going to do much. I have 4gb and didnt notice a difference between my 2 and 4 really... $100 isnt that much, and you already have a real nice cpu and board, enough ram to satisfy, loads of hdd space.. to me it seems your only area in which you may be lacking is video...

You can find an 8600gt/gts for sub $100 pretty easily, and it will outperform what you have now...
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For the money, I wouldn't get anything less than an 8800GS or 9600GT if you're going to upgrade your graphics card, which you should definitely do. That's the only other area of improvement I see. Maybe get a nice HSF (heatsink/fan) and take that Q6600 to 3.2GHz.
     
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