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Topic # 125736 17-Jul-2013 20:18
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Hi,

i have a Asus Motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P7P55DE/#specifications) and looking to upgrade my crappy standard graphics card but have no clue what im doing (yet), budget of $250-300 and wanting to play battlefield, Dayz and maybe Arma3. so im looking for support to help make sure i dont buy the wrong thing.

What do i need to look out?

Help please.

Other info

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)i5 CPU 661 @3.33GHz
Installed memory: 8GB (i have 16G but no idea how to use it)
System: 64-Bit OS running Windows 7 Enterprise.
 

Please let me know if you have any recommendations thoughts?

Cheers
Stan

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  Reply # 858314 17-Jul-2013 21:07
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Do you have 16gb of ram installed and windows is only showing 8gb? Ram might not be inserted correctly OR one of your memory stick is faulty.

Make sure to install the sticks into the blue coloured slots.

As for the gfx card, you should be able to pick up a decent gtx660 or hd7850... although I would advice you to wait a while longer and quite possibly pay a little more for a gtx760 to future proof your machine for a few years.

I'm still happily running most of my games on max settings with a GTX460 :)



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  Reply # 858423 18-Jul-2013 08:27
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i have tried replacing the ram out and still wont show, is there a setting i need to change for the motherboard to be able to see the extra RAM?

Is there any compatibility issues with gfx cards, in regards to the slot on the motherboard?

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  Reply # 858440 18-Jul-2013 09:30
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What configuration are the RAM sticks in, 4x 4GB?

As for graphics, if you can get a decent branded GTX660 for your budget, great, or a 7850 or 7790 should both be under your budget and pretty damn good still.




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  Reply # 858447 18-Jul-2013 09:44
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Are you sure the RAM is clipping into place properly? Does it have heatsinks\spreaders on it? If so make sure those aren't blocking the RAM from seating properly (I've heard of this happening)

7850 or 7870 are good options for the price IMO.

(BTW what video card do you have now?)



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  Reply # 858499 18-Jul-2013 10:46
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Yep 4x4 Sticks, no drama i don't think i will use the RAM anyway but had some left over from the rebuild.

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  Reply # 861614 18-Jul-2013 14:29
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You running the latest bios, and is all the memory the same? or is it 2 of 1 type and 2 of another?





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  Reply # 861630 18-Jul-2013 14:39
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Oh and for graphics:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=17307

Slightly over budget but worth it.




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  Reply # 861688 18-Jul-2013 15:45
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all memory the same i haven't checked the bios, but will tonight.

thanks for the suggestions on the gfx card everyone.

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