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thinking of upgrading, need opinions

#1farseer_86Posted 8/28/2013 8:16:53 AM
This is my current specifications according to Speccy: http://i.imgur.com/LfLuNYo.jpg

I was thinking maybe just upgrading the GPU and maybe add 4 more GB of memory (but I heard is a waste).

any opinions or do I really have to do a major upgrade (like changing the motherboard, newer processor, etc)?
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#2MasterDonGeroPosted 8/28/2013 8:29:37 AM
Definitely new GPU.
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#3r0ge00Posted 8/28/2013 8:41:28 AM
If you have the money, a full upgrade would be best (GPU, Motherboard, RAM, and GPU).

You can certainly survive a bit longer with just a GPU upgrade and you can always transfer it to a new build later.
#4MasterDonGeroPosted 8/28/2013 9:44:13 AM
r0ge00 posted...
If you have the money, a full upgrade would be best (GPU, Motherboard, RAM, and GPU).

You can certainly survive a bit longer with just a GPU upgrade and you can always transfer it to a new build later.


Exactly.
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#5NicodimusPosted 8/28/2013 10:07:01 AM
4GB of RAM is borderline OK. It depends what you do with your PC. I do a lot of graphics editing and video editing, so I like to have 16 because it helps speed things up, but most gamers these days have around 8gb, which will be fine for a while.

If you're really curious, open up Windows task manager and go to the performance tab. It will show you how much RAM you are using at any given time, so you can pop out of a game and see if you've been almost hitting the max or not. If not, there's not a compelling reason to upgrade.
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#6r0ge00Posted 8/28/2013 10:47:57 AM
Nicodimus posted...
4GB of RAM is borderline OK. It depends what you do with your PC. I do a lot of graphics editing and video editing, so I like to have 16 because it helps speed things up, but most gamers these days have around 8gb, which will be fine for a while.

If you're really curious, open up Windows task manager and go to the performance tab. It will show you how much RAM you are using at any given time, so you can pop out of a game and see if you've been almost hitting the max or not. If not, there's not a compelling reason to upgrade.


If you look at his specs, he's running a Core 2 Quad with DDR2 RAM. Not much reason to buy 8GB of RAM until he upgrades his CPU and motherboard.