graphics card and ram upgrade

Socrates Nicolaou

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Hi i want to upgrade my graphics card from geforce g210 512mb to r7 240 2gb will it work on my ipiel la3 motherboard?

I also want to upgrade my ram from 3gb to 4 but i don't know what mhz is
 

i7Baby

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Yes - the r7 240 will work on your strange motherboard - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01746799#N78

which says -
"Memory upgrade information:
Four DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
Supports 2 GB DDR3 DIMMs
Supports dual channel memory architecture
Supported speeds:
PC3-8500 @ 1066 MHz
PC3-6400 @ 800 MHz
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports up to 8 GB on 64-bit PCs
Supports up to 4 GB* on 32-bit PCs"

So 1066 or 800 of ddr3 2 x 2gb or 4 x 2gb ram kit.
 

i7Baby

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You said "I also want to upgrade my ram from 3gb to 4 but i don't know what mhz is"

With windows 32 bit you can only go to 4gb. That's what you should do.

Or better still, get windows 64 bit and use 8gb ram (2 x 4gb)
 

logainofhades

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No point in adding more ram, with a 32bit windows install, as the 4gb limit is shared with the graphics memory. Get on 64 bit Windows first, then get the ram. Your power supply will dictate what GPU you can use. I would want at least a GT 730, with GDDR5, like this one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: MSI GeForce GT 730 1GB Video Card ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $66.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 16:31 EST-0500
 

Socrates Nicolaou

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something it's called money now please please answer to this question will this work on my mother board? yes or no?http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-PC3-8500-Channel-240-Pin-Desktop/dp/B000XXUUXG/ref=sr_1_13?
ie=UTF8&qid=1417949895&sr=8-13&keywords=ddr3+1gb+ram+240+pin+1066mhz
 

logainofhades

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Check the ram configuration you have now. If it is 3x1gb, pull the stick that is by itself and get the numbers off of it, and try to find a matching stick. If it is 2gb and a 1gb stick, find the 2gb and buy a matching stick to that 2gb. Mixing ram brands can cause problems.
 

logainofhades

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You should be able to find the same model number of ram, on ebay. I have done it for OEM rigs, such as yours before, hence my recommendation. ;) It should come out a bit cheaper that way as well, since you would only be buying a single stick of ram :D
 

logainofhades

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Now that I think about it, CPU-Z should give you the model number and slot configuration for your ram as well. It should be under the SPD tab.

http://www.cpuid.com/
 

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