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2 years ago#1
Im getting a gateway E-2610 desktop to use in my room since my laptops keep screwing up. Its not my ideal choice but I got it for $109 total and Im short on cash so it all works out. Im already getting the VGA converter, wireless keyboard, and audio cables so that I can use it with my TV. However, I have a couple of questions:

1. I can only have a maximum of 4GB DDR2 Ram. The desktop comes with three. Can anybody tell me why I'm limited to this?
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2 years ago#2
It's probably an old/terrible motherboard that doesn't support anything newer.
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2 years ago#4
I looked up how much itd cost to get a new motherboard and wow they are pretty expensive. I dont plan on using this desktop for anything more than school projects, a text simulator game, and some heavy youtube and netflix streaming.

I will probably just get a Mac for serious stuff whenever I get a better paying job.
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2 years ago#5
You're probably getting a 32-bit operating system.
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2 years ago#6
DG1up posted...
I looked up how much itd cost to get a new motherboard and wow they are pretty expensive. I dont plan on using this desktop for anything more than school projects, a text simulator game, and some heavy youtube and netflix streaming.

I will probably just get a Mac for serious stuff whenever I get a better paying job.


>complains about motherboards costing too much
>wants to buy a Mac in the future

Really?
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2 years ago#7
If you replace your motherboard then you need to get a new CPU because chances are you won't be able to find a motherboard with your socket.

But hey,

That PC will be fine for what you're going to be doing.
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2 years ago#8
MasterDonGero posted...
DG1up posted...
I looked up how much itd cost to get a new motherboard and wow they are pretty expensive. I dont plan on using this desktop for anything more than school projects, a text simulator game, and some heavy youtube and netflix streaming.

I will probably just get a Mac for serious stuff whenever I get a better paying job.


>complains about motherboards costing too much
>wants to buy a Mac in the future

Really?


Getting a decent spec Mac seems to be a lot cheaper than getting a new motherboard from the prices that I've seen (>$1000)

But I changed my mind on that since posting. I'll probably just get a custom PC for $600-$700 that'll be able to do the things that I need it to.
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2 years ago#9
From: DG1up | #008
Getting a decent spec Mac seems to be a lot cheaper than getting a new motherboard from the prices that I've seen (>$1000)


You can build an entire PC for under $1000. Where are you getting motherboards that expensive?
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2 years ago#10
DG1up posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
DG1up posted...
I looked up how much itd cost to get a new motherboard and wow they are pretty expensive. I dont plan on using this desktop for anything more than school projects, a text simulator game, and some heavy youtube and netflix streaming.

I will probably just get a Mac for serious stuff whenever I get a better paying job.


>complains about motherboards costing too much
>wants to buy a Mac in the future

Really?


Getting a decent spec Mac seems to be a lot cheaper than getting a new motherboard from the prices that I've seen (>$1000)

But I changed my mind on that since posting. I'll probably just get a custom PC for $600-$700 that'll be able to do the things that I need it to.


>looking at $1000+ motherboards

Confirmed for troll.
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