Question Minimal motherboard upgrade

srusha

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Hi,
I have intel's DH77DF motherboard, 16gb of ddr3 memory.
geforce9800
and i7-3770s.

I rarely use this game for high end games (witcher 3 for example) or similar games.
Chrome is giving me real issues and clogs up my memory. I want to upgrade to 32 ram but the motherboard only supports up to 16gb.
Which motherboard should I upgrade to. It should be able to fully support the gfx card I currently have and have 4 slots for memory for future upgrades.
I'd prefer if it also had onboard graphic card for emergencies and be as cheap as possible. but id prefer to spend addition 10$ not to get a complete junk :).

Thanks!
 
You are stuck.
You will need a Z77 based motherboard to support your processor and 32gb of ram.
The B360 motherboards are a different socket and will not support your processor.
Here are the differences:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1151https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1151

Then, adding 16gb of ddr3 ram is not guaranteed to work. Ram must be matched in the same kit.
Your odds of success are perhaps 90%.

My suggestion is to use a different browser.
Chrome is known to require lots of ram.
Try firefox.

Another option to compensate a bit for ram shortage is to use a ssd.
Page faults are resolved some 50x faster with a ssd.
 
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