Vista Compatible DDR2, ASUS P5N32E SLI

  Miles-Paolo 15:38 23 Aug 2007

Hi all,

A few months ago I put together this sytem:

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?


  m0ng00se132 16:11 23 Aug 2007

vistas always slower for games,trust me, most gamers still use XP ;)

  m0ng00se132 16:11 23 Aug 2007

vistas always slower for games,trust me, most gamers still use XP ;)

  Miles-Paolo 16:12 23 Aug 2007

Yep I know that, but a game soon to be released runs in DX10 which I'd like to see, hence vista.

  m0ng00se132 16:13 23 Aug 2007


  m0ng00se132 16:39 23 Aug 2007

a bit off topic but what game?, im lookin forward to UT3

  Miles-Paolo 16:40 23 Aug 2007


  pc613 18:09 23 Aug 2007


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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