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Wise decision with the PSU and card :thumbsup:

Use the Crucial tool again as it will tell you what your maximum Ram capacity is + tell you how to achieve it, this should be by removing the 2 X 1GB sticks and replacing them with a further 2 X 2GB sticks, no need to purchase from Crucial simply write down the recommendation then shop around for the best deal, let us know the spec and will also have a look for the best prices.

Thanks for the further screenshot which does confirm that the system is presently using the MBs integrated video which is why the gaming is not as you would like.
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Alright so I used the Crucial Tool, and I have a question. Will it affect anything if instead of getting x2 2GB cards I get x1 4GB card?

Here is the page that came up for me, can you select which one would be best for me? http://www.crucial.c...odel=SX2851-09e (Just click on "Show All Compatible Computer Memory" then set the max density to 4GB. I want to get my moneys worth so whichever one will be best just nothing over 40$ if you find something different somewhere else.
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Alright so I used the Crucial Tool, and I have a question. Will it affect anything if instead of getting x2 2GB cards I get x1 4GB card?

From the Crucial results page at your link;

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Here is the page that came up for me, can you select which one would be best for me? http://www.crucial.c...odel=SX2851-09e (Just click on "Show All Compatible Computer Memory" then set the max density to 4GB. I want to get my moneys worth so whichever one will be best just nothing over 40$ if you find something different somewhere else.

The results are misleading you I`m afraid as what Crucial is reporting is that your best option would be to remove the present 4 sticks/6GB of Ram and then fit 2X4GB sticks, this I do not recommend as it is an unnecessary cost.

I suggest that you open your computers memory cover and take down the details of the 2GB sticks, purchase 2 more 2GB sticks of the same brand and spec, remove the 2X1GB sticks, fit the 2X2GB sticks and then sell the 1GB sticks to recoup some of your outlay.


NB: If you cannot get the same brand of Ram be sure that you get the exact same spec or you may get conflicts.
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Alright so went into my computer not to long ago and got my RAM card RAM Card.png Now i'm not to sure how similar the sticks have to be... so if you could find a card i could get 2 of that will be compatible with this stick that would be great, because I don't have any idea of which sticks are compatible with which, thanks =D

Also I've done some research and was wondering if my processor would work with the graphics card that I have chosen. This is my processor http://ark.intel.com...-Cache-2_80-GHz)
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Go with http://www.crucial.c...8777533A5CA7304 as you know it is compatible.

Yes the card will be fine with your CPU.
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Thank you sooo much for all the help you have provided, because you didn't have to do this. Anyway this is the final report of what i'm gonna be doing.

1.Take everything out of my SX2851-o9e.
2.Put all of that except for my PSU, Video Card, and x2 1GB RAM sticks into http://www.superbiiz...CA-ANTE300&c=CJ
3.I will then put http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125353, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139027, and http://www.crucial.c...740FC30A5CA7304 into the new case.

Am I correct? Also, can you link to some kind of guide video that would help me with taking apart and putting together everything? One more thing, Where would you recommend selling my 2 extra 1GB RAM sticks, and for what price?

Edited by SickSnappy, 26 July 2012 - 06:15 PM.

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Uhmmm, I'm pretty sure your in the wrong topic...
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