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exdriver
12-19-2012,
I am an intensive PC gamer, I play new and old titles, especially demanding games. I am sadly only running an ASUS M2N68 AM Plus motherboard that supports ddr2. I have 4gb of ddr2 ram installed. Is this enough for computer gaming nowadays or do I have to buy a new motherboard? Im not sure its worth it to buy a new motherboard so I can get DDR3 Ram. Here is the rest of my system specs.



Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 840 36 C
Propus 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N68-AM Plus (AM2) 47 C
Graphics
Acer X223W (1680x1050@60Hz)
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series (XFX Pine Group) 41 C
Storage
465GB Hitachi HDP725050GLA SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 35 C
931GB Seagate ST1000DM 003-1CH162 SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 31 C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device
Audio
Razer Surround Audio Controller

euricks008
12-24-2012,
Have you tried running some of your intensive PC games on your computer as-is?

Since you have a 64-bit, increasing the RAM can be considered

Eric1704
12-29-2012,
Yes the games run fine for the most part but my computer is rather slow on startup and operation at times.

Eric1704
01-03-2013,
Hm, how many applications do you have running when your computer starts up? Are there any programs that you don't need to have open all the time?



You might want to look into increasing the size of your page file as well, but from what I can see so far, it looks like you've got plenty enough physical memory available, especially since your games run fine :)