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Advice on RAM size for Gigabyte motherboard

  1. #11


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Thinking again as Popeye mentioned, guy trying sell you something else too, instead i feel right now need to fix the system first, hard drive, then can go back to if can get more RAM. System specs seem good enough. Again not sure the model number you were able to get was motherboard, if so i found this GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0)

    We were basically looking for make and model of PC,not just the motherboard.Dell,ASUS,ETC.....
    PFF-UD3R if this is system model, what brand name, could find it in documentation came with PC too ?

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I upgraded from 4 GBs to 8 of ram.
    I have x64 bit computer & 8.1.1 Pro WMC.

    I never even come close to using all my ram.

    A picture---{I'm watching Netflix movie now}---

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  3. #13


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Guy at Computer place built the PC so I have the motherboard box with all the different packaging in. so I have the Intel Core i5 Processor book - got a much better graphics card - there is a small box with Where Speed Is G.Skill - not sure what that is - maybe the graphics card box and thats about it....sorry I can't give more info. Just rang the place where it was originally built and I can take it over tomorrow - they will try RAM and I may get them to put hard drives in if it does not cost too much labour and see how it goes. But that link I looked up said if its 32 bit it cannot go larger than 4gb....
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  4. #14


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Really a lot of confusions in statements made here by tech, for one Windows 8 comes with both disc's if buy full version,64bit and 32bit. Now is your hard disk bad, or does it have corrupted files, or bad sectors, which one can it be, not much said on this. This is your main problem, should be taking care of first, RAM should not be an issue for this problem at all, came this way,PC.

    If can not do it yourself in anyway, by all means then take it back to ones who built it, if there is a guarantee.If you can,i would first run a chkdsk on this Hard Drive, if all is good, this drive is most likely good. Chances try a repair install or a Windows 8 refresh or reset to fix if files in windows are corrupted.
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  5. #15


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    oh, G.Skill is a RAM brand
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  6. #16


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Reading more on this, for us here to help you, we would need exact part numbers of board and processor.
    Exactly what operating system and bit used.
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  7. #17


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Margarethold, it sounds like you are not extremely knowledgeable when it comes to computer hardware and relying upon the person who originally sold you the computer. We just don't want you to be taken advantage of because of your lack of knowledge.

    You should concentrate first on getting the hard drive working or replaced. Unless you simply want a new computer.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Ok - sorry had visitors - so just getting back to your replies - thank you I appreciate them. I have felt that hard drive was heading for a crash for a long time - have done repairs etc.. it would just take forever to shut down and crash on boot up - then it would be ok - then it would do it again.
    Re knowledge - well most people are amazed at what I know and how I can find my way around a computer BUT compared with you people - NO I am probably not knowledgeable at all - tho I am familiar with the terminology - motherboard - ram, hard drives and have actually installed ram.

    My main concern was that this computer is about six years old - I have to pay to have someone put the hard drives in and do a reinstall of Windows 8 - yes I am sure I have the 64 bit disc - will query that with the guy if I go back there - the guy who will do the work was the one saying I need more RAM and so was the guy yesterday - so I did not want to pay a lot to have new hard drives and then fine I still have a computer that needs more ram. Its in the car and taking it in to the place where it was originally made - tho unfortunately the guy who did the work is no longer there.
    Will see what happens tomorrow and I thank you all for your replies.
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  9. #19


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by margarethold View Post
    Ok - sorry had visitors - so just getting back to your replies - thank you I appreciate them. I have felt that hard drive was heading for a crash for a long time - have done repairs etc.. it would just take forever to shut down and crash on boot up - then it would be ok - then it would do it again.

    I run a batch file to fix things. It works pretty good---

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /scannow
    pause

    ********************************************



    ... have actually installed ram.

    - yes I am sure I have the 64 bit disc -

    To find out about x64 go to Administrative Tools & click on System Information.-See pictures---

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    *************************************************

    Being 6 years old you might want to get a new CMOS battery.

    *************************************************


    will query that with the guy if I go back there - the guy who will do the work was the one saying I need more RAM and so was the guy yesterday - so I did not want to pay a lot to have new hard drives and then fine I still have a computer that needs more ram.

    ********************************************************
    I bought mine at Walmart for $400 or $500.
    x64--500 GB--1.4 GHz.--slow but good for me.

    *********************************************************

    Its in the car and taking it in to the place where it was originally made - tho unfortunately the guy who did the work is no longer there.
    Will see what happens tomorrow and I thank you all for your replies.
    ​Think about the cost of having it worked on compared to the price of a new one. Your old monitor should be OK. Unless you want a bigger one. I bought mine separate from my computer.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    thank you - I did put all the information in earlier that I obtained from System Information.. and yes thats why I have been asking questions to weigh up the cost of having new hard drives installed etc compared with buying a new tower.....everything else is fine.. so I will wait and see what happens tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your advice.
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