New comp recieved quad core, advise please..

  jacobjohn7 10 Feb 12

I recently bought this machine.. Dual Xeon HT Core Quad (4)x 3.6GHz New HD545 3D Gaming 160GB 2GB

All sounds brill processor wise, but only issue is I feel it may need another 2gb of RAM as only 2 in at present. Please could someone advise what type i need for it? and best place to go for it,.. economy and quality... thankyou

I ask as wanted to run shogun 2, which has run fine, but on playing it froze on a screen (curser still moved though) not sure whether this would be software fault or prob with handling ability of hardware (but presume spec should eat it for breakfast!) ...any ideas/issues?

Additionally, and last question, i have an odd occurance since plugging in old keyboard etc.. when I want to type the @ sign, when i press relevant key.. speech marks come up instead... then I deduced that maybe the speech marks was the @ sign and it was.. I just dont know why? cheers all.

  bobbybowls 10 Feb 12

change your key board to uk settings. control panel- region and language. then download one of these it will tell you whats in your pc.then we can advise you on an upgrade.

  hastelloy 10 Feb 12

Or you could download the Crucial scanner and this will tell you exactly what you need. Crucial

  Miké 10 Feb 12

Another vote for Crucial, excellent company who will exchange ram if not compatible.

  markd71 10 Feb 12

Change your keyboard in control panel, regions

  jacobjohn7 20 Feb 12

checked in control panels its already set as UK... cheers perhaps it needs software/driver installing?

  natdoor 20 Feb 12

Keyboard setting must be consistent with keyboard layout if characters are to be displayed as presented on the keyboard. If your keyboard settings are UK and the @ and " characters do not diplay in accordance with key annotations, then you probably have a US keyboard. For UK standard, the " is above 2 and @ is above '. For US they are the other way round.

  jacobjohn7 21 Feb 12

yeah its a UK keyboard, and all peripheral devices are my old ones from previous comp. Replaced tower and now the keys come out in reverse... I just have to adapt my typing at present, but kind of annoying, when i go into control panels theres isn't really a relevant menu for the region. I'm on XP pro OS. if any help.

  jacobjohn7 21 Feb 12

PS what would you guys have your virtual paging memory set at... may improve things RAM wise intially... its very fast the machine as it is.. but wanted to improve graphic settings on shogun 2 as it freezes sometimes on higher graphics, and works fine on low settings. Obviously 2 more gb of ram bunged in would help this issue.

  northumbria61 21 Feb 12

The default and recommended size of Virtual Memory is 1.5 times the amount of physical memory - see here enter link description here

  northumbria61 21 Feb 12

Although you have been given good advice about the Crucial scanner for your RAM I would download SIW from here which will give you all the information about your PC for the future enter link description here (Freeware Version)

Once you have have obtained the require either from Crucial or SIW you can always shop around for the best price.


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