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Old 02-25-2015, 05:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/25/2015, 10:50:34
Machine name: JOEL-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150113-1808)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8176MB RAM
Page File: 3984MB used, 12364MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 760
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1187&SUBSYS_847A1043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4038 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1990 MB
Shared Memory: 2048 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: BenQ GW2255
Monitor Model: BenQ GW2255
Monitor Id: BNQ78CD
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,n vwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.4752 (English)
Driver Version: 9.18.13.4752
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail


Power supply:
Cooler master v750

Motherboard
N68C-GS FX

These are the upgrades I am looking at, they are within budget and have great reviews.

AMD FX-8320E Black Edition Hex Core CPU (Socket AM3+, 3.20GHz, 8MB, 95W, AMD Turbo Core Technology, AMD Balanced Smart Cache)

Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL10 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black

Are they compatible is my question.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The motherboard does not support the RAM but it does support the CPU with the latest bios.
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Hey again, any recommendation for 2x8gb ram for around the same price?
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The board does not support 16GB of RAM. The max is 8.
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Really? How come? Where does it say this?
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It says it supports DDR3 1600 and thats what the 2x8gb is under?
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Really? How come? Where does it say this?
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It says it supports DDR3 1600 and thats what the 2x8gb is under?
ASRock > N68C-GS FX

See the Memory section of the specs.
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB***
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In that case Im gonna need another motherboard hmm.. Any recommendations on what would work with what I currently have and what I want?
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In all honesty if you're upgrading it all might as well go Intel. i5 4460, Asus H81 board, and the RAM you listed before. Should only be a few pounds more, or you can get cheaper RAM.
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Asus H81M-E Motherboard (Socket 1150, Intel H81, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, PCI Express 2.0, VGA, USB 3.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Is this what your saying? What RAM could I get for cheaper, I just need 16gb of ram tbh.

Also I'm not to up to speed on CPUS but aren't more cores better? So the AMD hex core better than a quad core?
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