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Old 02-22-2009, 02:57 AM   #1
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Hello and thx to anyone that responds.

First my system specs:

CPU: E8400 @ 3.00 GHZ
Vid Card: XFX 8800 GT 512mb
RAM: 4Gigs of crucial 667 MHZ
MOBO: Foxconn P45-AS
PS: Rosewill 550 Watts
Hard Drive: 250GB 7200 RPM Western Digital


My question is should I upgrade my ram to maybe 1066 MHZ or something like that. I was just wondering whether my ram would be bottle necking my CPU... Any answers would be appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:10 AM   #2
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The Ram could be faster but the Power Supply is what I would upgrade first 550w is a little small and the brand isn't known for quality, Have a read through the power supply sticky there is a link in my Signature.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #3
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well I do agree with you, however my current system has been this way for 2 years so not really worried about that. When I go to a different card I will upgrade the PS. Anyways more curious about my ram and whether ill get much better performance. Anyways thx
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Yes but not that much unless you plan to OC, I think power is holding the card back more then the ram.........
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Wow well I hadn't really thought about that. I thought if you hook your card up and it turns on then that was it and it was running at full capacity, but now I have seen the light thank you.
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Thx again for all your help Wrench, just thought id give you an update.

I just replaced my 4 gigs generic 667 mhz ram with kingston hyper 1066.
and following your advice I am getting a 750 watt corsair 80 plus certified PSU in about a month.

so my final system specs will be:

E8400 @3.6 GHZ after new PSU arrives.
ATI 4850 512 MB
4gigs DDR2 1066 Kingston ram
750 watt Corsair PSU
250 GB sata hard drive
Foxconn P45A-S motherboard.

Oh yes and I forgot before I told you my PSU was a 550 watt Rosewill I just realized its actually only a 500 watt. :(
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Let us know how it goes.
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