Question Ram or graphics card?

Nov 25, 2020
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Hi guys,
So basically I've got a Dell Optiplex 7070 with 4GB and tbh, the pc is slow. I'm looking to touch it up so should I upgrade the 4gb ram to 16gb ram and keep the Intel graphics card?? Or should I upgrade the graphics card and keep the 4 GB ram??

Thanks lads
 
What do you use this pc for?
By chance does it have a 32 bit os?
If so, 4gb is all the ram you can use.
4gb is too small, buy a 2 x 8gb replacement kit if you can.

If you have not yet done so, buy a ssd to replace a HDD C drive.
You will be very pleased with how quick things are.

Integrated graphics are normally good for anything except fast action gaming.
 
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Nov 25, 2020
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What do you use this pc for?
By chance does it have a 32 bit os?
If so, 4gb is all the ram you can use.
4gb is too small, buy a 2 x 8gb replacement kit if you can.

If you have not yet done so, buy a ssd to replace a HDD C drive.
You will be very pleased with how quick things are.

Integrated graphics are normally good for anything except fast action gaming.
It's a 64 bit pc mate, and it has a ssd drive. I'm sure I can upgrade the pc, just not sure what I should upgrade
 
What is your budget?

My first upgrade would be to buy a replacement 2 x 8gb ram kit regardless.
4gb is simply not enough.
What is your motherboard and processor?

Run CPU-Z which will identify both.
The motherboard model is what determines what ram is compatible and which processor upgrade is compatible.

If you want to do fast action gaming, then you need a discrete gaming graphics card. Integrated will not do.
How strong you can use will be determined by the power supply. Likely the included power supply will not allow a really strong graphics card.
GTX1650 might be the strongest.

It looks like your case has minimal ventilation, precluding the use of really strong components.
Can you supply a link to your actual model?
 
Nov 25, 2020
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What is your budget?

My first upgrade would be to buy a replacement 2 x 8gb ram kit regardless.
4gb is simply not enough.
What is your motherboard and processor?

Run CPU-Z which will identify both.
The motherboard model is what determines what ram is compatible and which processor upgrade is compatible.

If you want to do fast action gaming, then you need a discrete gaming graphics card. Integrated will not do.
How strong you can use will be determined by the power supply. Likely the included power supply will not allow a really strong graphics card.
GTX1650 might be the strongest.

It looks like your case has minimal ventilation, precluding the use of really strong components.
Can you supply a link to your actual model?
Thanks a million for the feedback mate, but I just installed a 16gb yesterday so now I've got 20. Runs like a dream. I'm not using it for gaming and stuff, just PS, Microsoft office, pycharm, etc...

Thanks again
 

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