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Upgrade - Ram VS Powerbox


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Hey, I've got $80 and i'm wondering what to blow it on. I've been thinking of getting a Samsung 512mb PC3200 for $60 to increase my ram to 1gb. But i've also been thinking about my 300W generic powerbox. I'm thinkning of upgrading it to a Coolermaster Extreme 430W Silent. Heres my prob i dont know what to buy. So im hoping i can get some advice from you guys.

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Post ur system specs.
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If you plan to upgrade you system, eg new gfx card or cpu then a new PSU is in order, if all you are going to do for a while is put in some more ram, stick with the ram you wont see performance increase from a better psu ou will from new ram.
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My Pc Specs
AMD Athlon XP 1800 O/C'ed to 1610mhz
512mb PC 2700 Ram
GA-7VM400M
aTi Radeon 9250 128MB AGP
80GB HDD
40GB HDD
Standard CD Burner
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Ya get more ram as warriorscott said.
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thanks but im just wondering because my friend said that generic psu's can blow and take your pc with it. so would it be safer to get a new psu. i.e a superflower
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Never heard of a superflower before, what he says is true however if its been running fine for a long time it should be ok its generally when you first get them problems appear with generics.
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ahh ok so ram it is because i've had the pc for around 6 months and i believe the previous owner had it for a couple of years
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