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Neednewram
12-05-2006, 10:30 AM
Hi :)

I got a computer from Pc world about a year and a half ago. I wasent into gaming then but now i am and i find that my computer hasent got enough ram keep me satisfied and the games require more to run smoothly. I also find i have to reboot my computer to free up some ram as it gets to clogged wih random stuff :horrified and my computer lags/runs slow.

I have 510 mb Intergrated RAMDAC and a total memory of 256.0 mb
Im hoping to upgrade but i dont no were to start. I no not many online overclocking sites/hardware and software sites sell Intergrated RAMDAC as its so crap lol. Any way Pc world or the forum dudes can help me here?


P.s : im not so sure how to fit the new ram stick in. I some experiance in removing graphics cards and placing them in the hard drive so im not crap :P.

Thx

pctek
12-05-2006, 10:37 AM
PC World? PC World is a magazine not a shop.
And integrated randac? You mean an integrated graphics chip?
Firstly for gaming you need a decent graphics card.
You need to check if your motherboard can take one - has it got either an AGP slot or PCI-E slot? If not, then you'll really need to chnage the motherboard too.
Then look at adding more ram.
Get the motherboard book and look it up. Take the side off the PC and have a look in it.
If you haven't got the manual, the model number of your board will be writtien on it and you can google it to find the manufacturers website and download a manual.
And you can check for a graphics card slot at the same time.

www.pricespy.co.nz has a list of shops, online and with premises. Be careful you don't just pick the cheapest - thats of ten the didgy ones.
www.ascent.co.nz is good and reliable although a bit more expensive than most.
Its a starting point anyway.

gcarmich
12-05-2006, 11:00 AM
In some parts of the world, PC World is a shop (actually more of a warehouse), they stack them high but aren't particularly cheap. Their advice isnít generally up to much either, saying that they have recently take the sales folk off individual commissions onto a store wide commission system, so it may be getting better.

FoxyMX
12-05-2006, 11:46 AM
Sounds like the original poster is not in New Zealand.

It might pay for you to learn up on the computer jargon while you are at it unless placing graphics cards in the hard drive is some kind of specialised skill that I am not familiar with. :)

tweak'e
12-05-2006, 12:44 PM
sounds like the poster dosn't really know what they are talking about.


I also find i have to reboot my computer to free up some ram as it gets to clogged wih random stuff and my computer lags/runs slow.
thats not really a ram problem. sounds like you are running to much background programs. i suspect your most likly infected with something.


I some experiance in removing graphics cards and placing them in the hard drive so im not crap <cough> graphics cards (or any product) can't fit into a hardrive. i suspect you mean fit a graphics card into a pc.

as far as ram goes, really need to know what PC you have and what games your trying to play on it.

Greven
12-05-2006, 12:51 PM
pretty much any semi-modern game will require 512mb of RAM. If the computer came with only 256mb of RAM, it ptobably won't be able to play modern games like Battlefield 2. It might be able to play half life 2.

pctek
12-05-2006, 01:13 PM
pretty much any semi-modern game will require 512mb of RAM.
Or at least 1 Gb for most new games.

stu161204
12-05-2006, 02:59 PM
Neednewram are you from New Zealand???