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Full Upgrade Or Just parts?

Basically, my computer is a few years old. Running GTX 770 with 1090T, 8GB ram. I am not sure if i have a full issue with the whole setup (thinking RAM/Hard drive if there is) but when playing Total War: Warhammer 2 the WHOLE system locks up and freezes, this can last minutes or as long as 10-20minutes and even longer. I am kinda thinking its a RAM issue as when looking at the Task Manager, the game can hit 4GB and it will say my Memory is at like 90% usage, some times higher when it all locks up. I dont think the other specs are TOO bad and runs other games (though not hugely graphical) just fine.

I have a crosshair Formula IV and wondering. Should i just upgrade Motherboard, RAM and hard drive OR just RAM and Hard drives and hope that fixes the issues? The problem is, the RAM would need to be DDR3 and i am not sure if they would work in a Motherboard that uses DDR4?
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DDR3 and DDR4 are in no way interchangeable so no
You will either need to replace your RAM with DDR3 or you if you want DDR4 you will need a new motherboard which means a new CPU as well

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DDR3 and DDR4 are in no way interchangeable so no
You will either need to replace your RAM with DDR3 or you if you want DDR4 you will need a new motherboard which means a new CPU as well
That is exactly what i thought. So it comes down to sticking with what i have and trying to find RAM that will work which will be cheaper OR going with a full upgrade, going with new Motherboard, CPU, RAM and likely new Water cooled cooler as well.
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I'd suggest grabbing another 8GB stick of ram and going with that for a few months and wait till all the new AMD stuff comes out. It's a terrible time to upgrade.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ArmageddonAsh View Post
That is exactly what i thought. So it comes down to sticking with what i have and trying to find RAM that will work which will be cheaper OR going with a full upgrade, going with new Motherboard, CPU, RAM and likely new Water cooled cooler as well.
Dont buy another closed liquid cooler they are overpriced overhyped unreliable rubbish
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

As for upgrades find a DDR3 kit on ebay or somewhere else and try that first if that does not work upgrade everything in a few months after Zen 2 has been out for a few weeks

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Quote: Originally Posted by Shawnb99 View Post
I'd suggest grabbing another 8GB stick of ram and going with that for a few months and wait till all the new AMD stuff comes out. It's a terrible time to upgrade.
8GB stick isnt an option, trying to find out what DDR3 RAM my motherboard and CPU can run, has to be 4GB sticks so thinking of just going with 4 x 4GB sticks

Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Dont buy another closed liquid cooler they are overpriced overhyped unreliable rubbish
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

As for upgrades find a DDR3 kit on ebay or somewhere else and try that first if that does not work upgrade everything in a few months after Zen 2 has been out for a few weeks
I have had my Corsair one for several years, i have had zero issues with it at all. fully happy with the one i got, Of course i dont oveclock my system too often
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Please read the thread if you have not already and if you are not overclocking why not just stick with an air cooler its cheaper just as good if not better more reliable and way more quiet

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how is buying a new air cooler cheaper than using an AIO he already has?

OP, look at the manufacturer's page for your mobo. there will be a QVL with what RAM is tested to run on your board.

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Please read the thread if you have not already and if you are not overclocking why not just stick with an air cooler its cheaper just as good if not better more reliable and way more quiet
Given that i ALREADY have the cooler, buying a NEW cooler wont be cheaper as i already have the one i have. So not quite sure how it would be cheaper? Also, given that my PC is right next to me and all i can hear is the fans i have says the cooler i have is VERY quiet as the fans i can hear arent the ones on the cooler.
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