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    £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    Ok peeps,

    So after many stressful nights of testing i can finally conclude that my crucial ballistix ram is what has been causing my computer to not post properly.

    *Thanks to everyone who helped out in my last thread by the way *

    Anyway i know need to invest in some new RAM and seeing as i have about £200 to spend i thought i may aswell look at some upgrades

    First of all can anyone recommend me some RAM which would work in my asus p5k-e, i originally had 2gb but since i have got into photography and video editing i think i might need some more. although i thought vista can only use 2gb or something? (someone care to enlighten me?)

    Also seeing as i highly doubt RAM will cost £200, what should i do with the £100 or so, i was thinking either a decent audio card (opinions) or maybe trade in my 8800GT and get a better graphics card or something.

    Anyway, what do you guys think??

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    Tried RMAing the RAM to Crucial? Does the PC post at all? Can you run the Memtest boot CD to check for errors?

    RAM usually comes with large warranties and I think the Crucial one is a 'lifetime' one.

    Might as well save that money for beer, erm, upgrades elsewhere if possible.

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    +1 for RMA, crucial is lifetime warranty

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    +2

    I have RMAd before and they were fairly quick. However, you may want to weigh up cost of postage against cost of new!

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    Yeah i looked into RMA'ing the RAM, but the only pre-quisite they require is a receipt of the product, which being an idiot i am, i don't think i have

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    Check it out anyway. The worst they can say is "sorry, but we can't help".

    You don't have an email of the order or anything to suggest purchase?

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    Online print off from supplier etc might also be worth a try

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    Alright will do guys, thanks so much for the help

    So what do you guys think about upgrading my system?

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    Re: £200 to fix computer and maybe upgrade :D

    which is your boot drive? 80gb or 320? I'd stick another 2gb in

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