- GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
- XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600
- Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- XION Supernova XON-600F14R-201 ATX12V 600W Power Supply
- mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996557
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:10 PM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:28 PM
I think 8GB is a little too much and your system won't recognize all that unless you're using a 64-bit operating system.
If you look at the specs of your motherboard, it says that the Maximum Memory Supported is 8GB. But 4gb should be well enough for whatever you're going to use your computer.
A question though, what are you going to use this computer for? Also do you have a copy of an OS already?
Edited by kamille316, 19 December 2007 - 05:44 PM.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:16 PM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:17 PM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:18 PM
Edited by hellraiser5010, 19 December 2007 - 06:23 PM.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:03 PM
Wish i could play double agent, lol but i've only got a geforce fx 5600
I've played: Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, And Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. They were all SUPER COOL!
I am looking forward to: Splinter Cell Conviction... (Supposed to be coming out soon.)
Well... Anyway have fun!
Edited by AgentMES, 19 December 2007 - 08:05 PM.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:23 PM
He is wrong. Unless you do a lot of photoshop and the images to change are rather large, I'd suggest investing into a better GPU and 4GB of rather rather then the alternative. 4GB of RAM is plenty today.
my friend said my cpu wont b able 2 handle 8 gbs of ram cause it not fast enough to search through the 8gbs of ram
At a bare minimum, I'd suggest a HD3850 (roughly the same price as a 8600GTS).
You need to change that PSU. take a look at this one
What's your budget?
Edited by james_8970, 19 December 2007 - 09:25 PM.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:48 PM
Any other opinions? Would be much appreciated
Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:55 PM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:13 AM
" I was just asking you only use 2 chips. Your CPU can handle it fine yeh thats what the other kid said but i think your motherbaord uses passive heating itll get way to HOT dont EVER overclock that much ram. Also your timinings with that much ram man will be horrible. It wasnt made to operate that quickly thats why there's DDR3."
"i know how ram works and with a board that is passively cooled its going to get hot."
I would like the answer of an expert because this kid is a senior in high school and thinks he knows so much [bleep]. So I would like to know if he is right or not.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 08:52 AM
What is the Right Amount of Memory for Vista?
Generally speaking more computer memory is better than less. However, installing more than 2GB of RAM doesn't necessarily translate into a faster Vista desktop PC. Only a few applications may see improvement, and then the law of diminishing returns kicks in. So 2GB of RAM is generally considered the sweet spot for Windows Vista. As the operating system matures, along with supporting software, it's possible that number will climb.
If More RAM is Better, is a Lot More RAM Even Better?
Short answer, no. If a PC is installed with 4GB of system memory, the computer itself will register 4GB but Windows Vista/XP will not be able to recognize it all. It's nothing to fret over, this is a normal limitation with 32 bit operating systems. The operating system will report 3.5GB or so, but the "missing memory" (varies between 500MB-750MB) is there, reserved for hardware devices.
It's possible to install more than 4GB of memory in a PC, but that will require the use of Physical Address Extensions (PAE). This feature is primarily a workstation/server option, and realistically there isn't much need for that much memory in a desktop system. Another option is to install Microsoft WindowsXP 64 bit Edition, or the 64 bit version of Windows Vista
Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:12 PM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:32 PM
Yes the law of diminishing returns does kick in, but as time moves on there will be greater and greater demand for RAM, at current prices of DDR2, a 4GB kit can be found for less then 100$. Probably the lowest price that it'll ever be as prices are bound to bounce back up at one point or another. While I think 8GB is excessive at this time, 4GB will shortly become the norm. I mean, I'm already seeing computers selling for 1000$ that have 3GB+ RAM.
hellraiser you are missing the point, you are severely starving your computer of resources by not investing more money into your GPU and power supply and less into RAM. Unless you use Photoshop you really don't need that much RAM, that being said, I doubt it would be much faster with anything more then 4GB.
Edited by james_8970, 20 December 2007 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:35 PM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:50 PM
And as James said, happyrck's post is irrelevant since you will be using 64-bit Vista.
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