RAM and Graphics card help needed! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 15
Default RAM and Graphics card help needed!

I would like to add extra ram and a graphics card to my computer. I have been doing research on the Internet to find out which would be suitable. Would someone be able to check that I am doing the right thing before I order the wrong parts and break my computer? =) I have included pictures and links just to make sure.

First the RAM. I have this RAM in my comp Newegg.com - Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/512 - Desktop Memory
I have 2 slots and was going to buy these Newegg.com - Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model KVR400X64C3AK2/2G - Desktop Memory

Now the graphics card. I'm totally confused about which one to buy. I have a very small and slim case http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...t_measures.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/401_back.jpg so from what I understand a standard size card won't fit and I need a low profile card or half size? I'm not sure! I'm also not sure which type of slots I have so here's a pic http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/DSC01344.jpg
Is it 3 pci and 1 agp or 1 pci express? Also I read I have to be careful about the psu wattage, I have a 250 W max output.

Any advice about which card I should buy will be much appreciated!

Yozhik is offline  
Old 06-13-2009, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Hefemeister's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: RAM and Graphics card help needed!

yeah you have agp. You would need a low profile agp gpu?
can you open the case and read the sticker on the psu to see what it has on the 12v rail?

You are spending $70 on ram. If you go for a card and need a new psu you are spending another $100 or so. That is almost halfway to a new build. Just something to think about.

IMO not worth it.

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Old 06-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
iceyc0ld's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 410
Default Re: RAM and Graphics card help needed!

True, but uh man agp low profile.. I have a Slimline also and HP the best I can get on it was a 9400 gt Low Profile ..

I think it's worth getting a new decent comp really won't cost much for the basic gaming comp $450 - $600.

But if u take the other path u know the one on the right then u can get urself a new, PSU, GPU, and the ram.

I know man I hate slimline's also considering the fact I have one also. If i knew that this case would be bad for future upgrades I would of never purchased it.
iceyc0ld is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Graphics Card Issues HobbesUK Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 02-27-2009 08:49 PM
Graphics Card Upgrade Concerns Eseren System Upgrades 2 02-27-2009 05:57 AM
My new graphics card disables my audio ports?? dustnm Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 4 02-14-2009 07:13 PM
What To Look For When Buying Computer Components Luke Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 25 01-07-2009 08:09 PM
Framerate: RAM or graphics card? lingojac PC Gaming 35 12-19-2008 01:47 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.