Asus P5N32E-SLi Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Spectek 2x 1GB DDR2 Seagate 500GB SATA HDD Leadtek Winfast 8800 GTS 640MB Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 5.1 Soundcard Windows Vista Home Premium
Whilst the system runs well, I have always thought it could do better, particuarly on the gaming front. As a multimedia PC its great, I havent had a single fault. But, I find load times are occasionally slow. I also find frame rates drop dramtically on the newer games when the settings are cranked up.
I think the memory is of poor quality, and could do with a replacement. Im looking at this: click here
It seems relatively good value, and will fill the slots on the motherboard whilst giving me 4GB of memory to play with.
I have read alot about systems with 4GB of DDR2 and Vista installed not booting correctly, particuarly on a fresh build. I am also running Vista 32 bit and on Scan's website it states 4GB is not designed for 32bit systems. Is this true? Are there any other ways I can push my system?
with a 32 bit systemm windows will only read upto 3.5gb and i think this includes the video card memory as well so any more than 3gb is a waste. Your best bet is to buy 2 or 3gb of high speed memory ie crucial ballistix or corsair xms or if your budget is tight Geil ultra low latency(overclockers does this at a good price) as all these come with heat spreaders and are very reliable for overclocking. I've read of some instances of people installing 4gb and having their systems slow down, hope this helps
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