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3:04 PM
Hey, I'm adding a single stick of RAM to my motherboard, with plans to add more in a couple days.
I don't know which ram slots is best to use though. I have the MOBO specification sheet and installation guide, but I can't tell from it.
The motherboard is 'EP2C612D16C-4L', but I'm more interested in how to figure out which slots to use rather than someone telling me
Oh shit nvm I see it in the manual now.
Yeah I got it now. Disregard that question lol
 
 
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10:22 PM
I have a computer that is 9 years old but works great and is very fast. I'm looking to get it a second/new monitor but may need to upgrade the graphics card too. Out of curiosity what are people's views on upgrade vs replacing? When do you decide just to get a new computer?
When building a new computer I would emphasize the motherboard, CPU, case (if you care about it) and power supply. The rest is relatively easy to upgrade.
 
@northerner That's very opinion based. You are unlikely to get a definitive answer.
 
 
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11:33 PM
@northerner when it dies, or when you feel like building a new one.
this is a wierd time though
old PCs are good enough, and you can still get compatible parts for old boxen, even DDR3
 
11:52 PM
@northerner Specs?
My father's last PC was in service for almost 11 years before it was replaced.
An HP system with AMD Ryzen 3 2200G replaced an ancient Dell with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+. Yes, K8.
If the system is nine years old, you probably have a Sandy Bridge processor (second-generation Intel Core). These processors have aged remarkably well, especially the i7s, but there is a growing trend towards high core counts for both gaming and productivity.
 

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