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  1. TomNa

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    Hi,
    I'm currently using an Intel Pentium G2020 at 2.90GHz, my mainboard is MSI H61M-P31/W8
    with 4G of DDR3 RAM (Single), I'm using the build-in graphic card with 2G memory (if i understand it correctly), on Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    when i play Flash games on the internet my PC slows down significantly, if i don't close and reopen the browser when it's starting to slow down it can get to a point where the Flash Player crashes or the browser is non responsive.
    My question is do i need a better graphic card so it wont happen, or if i add another 4G of DDR3 ram should do it? what is better if i have to choose between the two? or are there any other ideas ?
    Thanks
     
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    What browser are you using when this happens ?
    Is it only in flash games or also in YouTube etc ?
    What sort of Internet connection do you have ?
     
  3. TomNa

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    It happens in all browsers (using FF,Edge,Maxthon,Opera), some games doesn't slow it down to a crash but Facebook games for instance always brings it to crash eventually, YouTube slows it down and rarely crashes, It takes a lot of tabs to be open for it to crash or watching YouTube for a long time.
    In FF for instance when I open a game, in Task Manager it shows FF takes 330MB of memory and the flash player is taking 400+MB of memory and 60% of the CPU.
    I'm connected through ADSL 15MB
     
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    That motherboard has 2 DIMM slots and supports up to 16 GB(8 GB X 2) of DDR3-1333 RAM.
    That processor is a dual core model and has an average benchmark score of 2780.
    That processor has integrated Intel HD Graphics which runs at a frequency of 650 MHz.

    Since that computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows 10, I would add another 4 GB module to the empty DIMM slot and run it with 8 GB.

    If you want to install a graphics card to have better gaming and video quality, you first need to make sure the computer's power supply can handle it.
    What's the brand name and model number and wattage of the power supply in it?

    By the way, that motherboard doesn't have full driver support for Windows 10 64-bit.

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    The power supply brand is "Power man" model no. IP-S450BQ3-3, 450W output
    What does it mean?
    By the way according to the MSI website this motherboard supports DDR3-1600 MHz with IntelĀ® Ivy Bridge processors, according to CPU-Z this processor is Ivy Bridge, but i think the one i have now is 1333MHz so i guess i have to add the same type, right?
     
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    I'm already aware of that.
    Yes, you want both modules to have the same speed.
    If you install a DDR3-1600 module with a DDR3-1333 module, both modules will run at the slower 1333 MHz speed.

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    If you want to upgrade your graphics card find out what it can handle first, then make sure it has plenty of dedicated memory. Using the memory on your computer works somewhat, but isn't the best way to go. You will still experience some lag from time to time. My daughter is an online gamer and that dedicated memory built into the graphics card is absolutely mandatory for games to run well.
     
  8. TomNa

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    So what kind of graphic card would you recommend ? with how much memory?
     
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    I would run the Belarc advisor and take that info to a reputable computer store in your area. They can fill you in on exactly what your computer can handle and suggest brands. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
     
  10. TomNa

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    I think i'm gonna go with adding the 2nd 4 GB module.
    The question is should i buy the 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz, since its the same price and although i know it will run on 1333 MHz i figure why not take the better one? am i right?
     
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    Go to www.crucial.com. Their scanner will take a look at your system and tell you exactly what is best for your system.
     
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    All of the sites for the Powerman IP-S450BQ3-3 450W power supply are in non-English, so I'm unable to determine what its specifications are and how long its warranty is.
    It may very well be a quality power supply, but it may also be a piece of junk.

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    Thanks all for helping
     
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