Hey guys im getting my dad's old computer right now i have and old dell xps, buts it outdated my dads computer from what he tells me is pretty good, i know he always kept good care of it, never downloaded any bs on it. He used it for video production stuff but im getting it in about a week and need some help updating it. right now these are the specs
Dell Precision T7400
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Cpu x5460 @ 3.16 Ghz
Ram- 4gb only (3.25 usable) Hows that possible ?
Windows 7 32 bit operating system
Ati FireGL v7000
All i wanna do is be able to get more ram and a better graphics car for gaming
Someone was telling me i need 64 bit to hold more ram is that true ?
Also for graphics card i was gonna go with Ati Radeon HD 5870 over the nivida gtx 295
Anything else ?
yea i understand, i wanna shoot for around 6gb. What would you guys say is the better brand Kingston or Corsair ?
Both have great products. My advice is to research that motherboard and find out what their QVL is for RAM. I'd go with ram on that list to ensure its compatible. If you end up buying kingston or corsair - you'll be happy with either purchase.
Personally - i've had great experiences with corsair.
That 'old' computer is a very solid computer. That wasnt cheap back in the day. gl