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31-May-2012, 09:59 AM #1
Considering RAM
Hey guys, just wanna get some advice or guides in choosing a RAM that is/are compatible with my system. I want to get my machine to work on it's full potential.

Here's my system specs btw:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2989 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 19442 MB; D: Total - 208930 MB, Free - 47118 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K42JE
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
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31-May-2012, 10:35 AM #2
you have 3GB of memory - what is it you plan to do on the PC that is memory intensive

have a scan here

http://www.crucial.com/
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31-May-2012, 10:31 PM #3
I play almost every kind of game in my pc and it frustrates me A LOT whenever it makes sooooooo much lag..
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31-May-2012, 10:49 PM #4
Download and run Crucial's System Scanner.

Take a screenshot of the results and attach it in your next post.

If you can't get a screenshot, post the following information:
  • The type of RAM installed.
  • How much RAM is installed.
  • Total amount of RAM slots.
  • Number of RAM slots occupied.

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I also strongly suggest you uninstall PC Cleaner Pro and install one of these free alternatives:

Microsoft Security Essentials

Avira Antivirus

Avast! Antivirus

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PC Cleaner Pro advertises a "registry optimizer" as a main selling point for their software, so below you will find TechSupportGuy's board-wide policy on such "registry cleaners."

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Registry cleaners, though called vital tools by companies that create them, are unnecessary and potentially dangerous programs.

From Elvandil:
There is no reason to ever clean the registry. It doesn't make the system faster and only risks damage. It's like Russian Roulette with no prize for not losing.
Search for "reg cleaners" or "registry cleaners" in the forum and see what you find. Better yet, do a web search for "I used a registry cleaner".
Relying on an automated process to delete things from such a fragile place as the registry isn't the best idea. We get lots of redo's on systems because people, as soon as we leave, install ALL SORTS of registry cleaners and do so much damage that they are back in the shop.
Windows uses a binary search when looking up keys, which means that even to look up a key in 4.2 billion keys it needs to look at maximally 32 keys. It isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference if there are a half-million obsolete keys present.
http://www.chaoszone.org/index.php?s=registry+cleaners
Then, there are the registry repair programs. Those people should be shot.
If you look at the proposed "fixes" in some piece of junk like WinDoctor, you will find that over 90% of the "fixes" the program plans to make are wrong.
They are introducing new errors into the registry which these things will now say are "correct". If it finds a missing Help file, for example, it will create a new link to the next Help file it finds, not the one that is missing and not the correct Help file for the application that is missing one.
Only a human would notice the difference.
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31-May-2012, 11:08 PM #5
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Download and run Crucial's System Scanner.

Take a screenshot of the results and attach it in your next post.

If you can't get a screenshot, post the following information:
  • The type of RAM installed.
  • How much RAM is installed.
  • Total amount of RAM slots.
  • Number of RAM slots occupied.

------------------------------------------------------------------

I also strongly suggest you uninstall PC Cleaner Pro and install one of these free alternatives:

Microsoft Security Essentials

Avira Antivirus

Avast! Antivirus

------------------------------------------------------------------

PC Cleaner Pro advertises a "registry optimizer" as a main selling point for their software, so below you will find TechSupportGuy's board-wide policy on such "registry cleaners."

I am using MSE right now. I do not know exactly why PC cleaner pro showed up as my antivirus. I might do a cleaner manual uninstall to fix that.

See attachment please,
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31-May-2012, 11:20 PM #6
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I do not know exactly why PC cleaner pro showed up as my antivirus. I might do a cleaner manual uninstall to fix that.
Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall it.

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Download and install the Revo Uninstaller (Freeware) from here.

Run Revo Uninstaller and select the program to remove (one at a time), and click the Uninstall icon.


Now, select: Advanced


Click Next, and follow the prompts.


Click Select All, and Delete to remove all Registry items, folders and files listed by Revo.

If asked to restart the computer, then, do so.

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Order 2 of ->THESE<- if your system is a laptop.

Order 2 of ->THESE<- if your system is a desktop.

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Installing these will max out your system's RAM to 8GB.

At which point your graphics card, then processor will be your bottleneck for gaming.
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