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Hi there,

using this website: www.ebuyer.com

Can you please recommend me 4GB of ram that will be compatible with a ASUS M3N72-D motherboard.

[[[[[[CPU: AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core Proccessor 2.3ghz
Ram: 2GB
GPU: Ati Radeon 5700 Series (5740 specifically)
Motherboard: ASUS M3N72-D. ]]]]]] - is full spec.

I was looking at the ram, and i just cudnt get my head around the clock speeds, as im a total newb!

So if anyone could recommend some ram from that website, i need a bout 4GB, semi cheap.

Thanks alot for the help in advance
 

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Okay that mobo will only accept ram that is DDR2 @1066MHz or @800MHz

Here's a list on their site.

Not much of a selection on that site, I'd choose Kingston or Crucial, haven't heard good things about OCZ lately.
 

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Okay that mobo will only accept ram that is DDR2 @1066MHz or @800MHz

Here's a list on their site.

Not much of a selection on that site, I'd choose Kingston or Crucial, haven't heard good things about OCZ lately.
I need like 2 2gb sticks. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190905 would those be ok with my motherboard? with installation do i just whip the old ones out and then put in the new?
 

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They will bo fine. Yh, just take out the old and put in the new, make sure the hook clicky thing it all the way down?

And a 5740?
 

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They look okay, no heat spreaders on them though.

Link to manufacturers page
I know u said OCZ are bad, but these

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149202

are actually like the ones in my current system except they are 2x 1GB sticks.

And when i say LIKE the ones in my system i mean basically the same except mem sizes.

Do u reckon they'll be ok? ALso is it a simple matter of plugging them in? cos i think i'll have an annurism if i have to do bios stuff. I'm on Win7.

Thanks for the swift responses +rep
 

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I need like 2 2gb sticks. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190905 would those be ok with my motherboard? with installation do i just whip the old ones out and then put in the new?
Those will work. Basically anything DDR2 will fit. You will probably have to set it in the bios to run at 1066, both the speed and voltage, otherwise they will run at 800. Don't know about the timings for that set of RAM though, so try auto first, unless you find what they should be.
 

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They will bo fine. Yh, just take out the old and put in the new, make sure the hook clicky thing it all the way down?

And a 5740?
a 5750 lol.

Basically, the original post i made before re-thinking was this:

i have 250 pounds to spend on possible upgrades to my current custom built rig.

Here are some of my specs

Running on Win7
CPU: AMD Phenom 9650 Quad Core Proccessor 2.3ghz
Ram: 2GB
GPU: Ati Radeon 5700 Series (5750 specifically)
Motherboard: ASUS M3N72-D.

If anyone could possibly link me to a direct site (UK based) with their recommended purchases to help this rig upgrade that'd be schweet!

I'm guessing ram is going to be everyones suggestion!

But yeah, the upgrading costs is 250 pounds strictly.

I was considering just buying a montior, but i'll see waht you guys think first.

Thanks alot for the help.

So i'm thinking of getting some ram then getting a monitor?

Thanks for the swift responses guys very helpful!!!! +rep
 

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I'd say get the same ram that you have currently for the best compatibility.

For operating the bios depends on how good of a motherboard you have, re-boot your PC and hit the button to go into the bios.

Should be something like F12, for me it's the delete key, constantly hit the button when rebooting.
 

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I kind of want to use these : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149202

as i am familiar with the brand as the same make are in mys stem atm. How hard is operating the bios?
Not hard at all. Just hit delete during bootup when you see the thing at the bottom say "hit delete to enter bios" and the DRAM setting should be on one of those tabs. If not, I'll check when I'm home. I have the same mobo.
 

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wow these forums crap on tom's hardware thats for sure!

so 250 - 76 = 174! So i got 174 pounds to spend on a monitor. or something else. (taking suggestions) My graphics card is pretty semi new so may not need an update.

The monitor i was thinking of getting is http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165288

my current monitor is: http://www.trustedreviews.com/monito...or-TV-Tuner/p1

Do you guys reckon i should spend 174 pounds on getting a better monitor, or 174 on getting a new gfx card. I haven't really had problems with my ati 5750, like most games will run at a modest pace. I'm 50/50 either way, what do you think?

again thanks for the swift responses
 

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Monitor you have looks okay, if you want a newer one jump on that or something else like Acer, etc.

You could get another 5750 if you motherboard allows for Crossfire.
No my motherboard doesnt allow for crossfire, it's barely PCi-2 compatible it's slightly dated. i did put my motherboards model up on this thread in a prior post.

I'm considering going back to Nvidia.

So you reckon my monitor is OK? So maybe i should get a different gfx card then?

I was thinking of getting: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227182

Is that a step up from my 5750 d'yah reckon?

to me it must be as the 5750 cost 100 pounds... but thats it lol. any GFX card recommendations from ebuyer.com would be greatly appreciated. On a budget of 174 pounds
 

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Yeah a 460 is better than 1 5750

You could get a 470 if you wanted as well.

Another option would be the 5870, though you could get a 460, OC it and it would be on par with the 5870.
 

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Yeah a 460 is better than 1 5750

You could get a 470 if you wanted as well.

Another option would be the 5870, though you could get a 460, OC it and it would be on par with the 5870.
Yeah i don't really know the whole overclocking part of things, so you think the card i linked is a good idea then?

I would go for an ati card, but i find the ati drivers, and overall support is overall quite shabby. Plus i dunno alot of games seem to be more tailored to nivida based cards.

Also please link things on ebuyer to me if u find something good, e.g the 470?
 

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Link

The first couple of cards are the 470's.

Link

That's the GTX 460 that I have, it runs pretty well and for the most part it's cool.
yeah teh 470's are well out of my price range lol!!!

i'll maybe have a look at the one you have. these cards are so damn huge though!
 

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Are you married to shopping at ebuyer? If not, I'm sure a brit could lend a hand at suggestion some sites you could use. The hard part is coaxing them into this thread.
They'd also be best at knowing the best deals.

If you feel ok with your GPU, how about upgrading your CPU? You could probably find a good Phenom II x4 within your budget.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/AMD-P...l-Cache-Retail
There's a x4 955 for £111.57, including VAT. If you're satisfied with your 5750 and your monitor...

If you aren't, here's a 1GB Palit 460 for £166.22 including VAT.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-P...DVI-D-Sub-HDMI
 
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