My machine certainly isn't the newest one. It can handle most current games when I turn down the settings to medium/low. Core specs are (according to SiSoft Sandra):
CPU: Intel i5-2500 RAM: 4GB of RAM Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2850 1GB
I don't have any money to buy a new system, but I guess I can afford to upgrade my RAM to 8 or 12GB, hoping it will improve my performance a bit.
My problem is that I'm not that good when it comes to hardware and compatibility. I simply don't know if RAM I see in an online store will work in my machine. Please help me understand this.
SiSoft Sandra gives me the following details for my RAM:
Speichermodul Hersteller : Kingston Modell : 99U5458-005A01LF Serialnummer : 112B8368 Typ : 4GB DIMM DDR3 Technologie : 8x(2048Mx8) Geschwindigkeit : PC3-10700U DDR3-1334 Monitor Standard Timings : 9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5 Version : 1.00 Herstellungsdatum : Sonntag, 10. September 2017 Setze Takt @ 457MHz : 6-6-6-16 3-22-7-3 Setze Takt @ 533MHz : 7-7-7-19 3-26-8-4 Setze Takt @ 610MHz : 8-8-8-22 4-30-9-5 Setze Takt @ 686MHz : 9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5
Well, I guess I get the "DDR3" part, I can search for that in online stores. But it get's tricky after that. I see "1334" in the description of some RAM modules, but also "1334 low voltage" - are they compatible? Then it says "PC3-10700U". I can't find that in the stores (atelco.de for example) at all, the closest I see is "PC3-10667U". Did they just round up? And then there is a value for latency (I guess). CL7, CL9, CL2, CL10, ... what do I need?
Edit: As requested in the comments here are the mainboard information as shown by Sandra:
Hersteller : MSI MP Unterstützung : Nein MPS Version : 1.40 Modell : H61M-E33 (MS-7680) Typ : Mainboard Version : 2.0 System BIOS : 63-0100-000001-00101111-030211-Chipset Anzahl von Speichersteckplätzen : 4 Maximal installierbarer Speicher : 32GB A1_BANK0 - A1_DIMM0 : Kingston 99U5458-005.A01LF 112B8368 A1_AssetTagNum0 DIMM Synchron DDR3 4GB/64 @ 1.33GHz A1_BANK1 - A1_DIMM1 : Leer A1_BANK2 - A1_DIMM2 : Leer A1_BANK3 - A1_DIMM3 : Leer
(sorry it's in German, but I think it should be understandable. If not, please ask and I will try and translate)