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Tomchew

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I got 2 DDr3 2gb pc3-12800 1600mhz Patriot memory sticks that are the viper2 sector 5 brand and im looking to get 4 more GB, i got these 2-3 years ago. would it be worth while to buy 2 more sticks? and do they have to match exactly or should i just start fresh and get 4 sticks or 2GB or 2 of 4GB

Win 7
i5 @2.67
5850HD ati
4Gb ram
asus p7p55d pro mobo
corsair tx750w
 

Cygnus x-1

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Some small upgrades depending, and a cpu overclock is all you need IMO. When adding ram you want to try to use the same type, that way voltage,frequency, and timings all match. That will make for a more stable build and less potential headaches.

If you can find 2 more sticks cheap enough, I would go for that. If not 8gb of new stuff and maybe sell the old on ebay. That will make for a cheap upgrade. Then it's really the graphics card, and that depends on the games and resolution you're using. In most cases the 5850 is still a powerful enough card.
 

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