More ram can help increasing fps ?

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#1 Posted by Hashim19 (1261 posts) -

Right now i got 4gb ram .. adding more 2 gb ram will help increase fps in gaming ?

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#2 Posted by elegance89 (61 posts) -

What is the rest of your system like? ram won't increase fps much if at all really, it's your graphics card and cpu that will have the biggest impact on fps.

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#3 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5884 posts) -
You might find a few games that require lots of memory to run perform better with less stuttering, but generally 4gb should be sufficient. Adding ram only increases performance to a point - ff all the ram that is needed is there, adding more wont do a thing.
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#4 Posted by Hashim19 (1261 posts) -

i have i3 2120 3.30 ghz

ati hd5750 1024 

4 gb ram 

(adding more ram will benefit me little more or its fine with 4 gb ram ) 

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#5 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

Most likely not.

Upgrading the GPU or CPU gives the most impact.

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#6 Posted by Hashim19 (1261 posts) -

I heard ps4 is famous due to its ram power so i thought lets upgrade my ram lol

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#7 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

I heard ps4 is famous due to its ram power so i thought lets upgrade my ram lol

Hashim19

The PS4 is completely irrelevant to the PC, the hardware works differently. You should disregard that completely.

Even a PC with 4GB of RAM and all other decent hardware with at least GTX 660 and Intel i5 is better than PS4.

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#8 Posted by Hashim19 (1261 posts) -
i am plan on buying EVGA GT 640 2048MB in near future .. thats all i can afford it right now :)
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#9 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
are you running a 32bit or a 64bit version of windows? Theres no point getting more than 4gb if you have 32bit windows anyway.
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#10 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -

i am plan on buying EVGA GT 640 2048MB in near future .. thats all i can afford it right now :)Hashim19
Don't. Just because something's newer, doesn't make it better.

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more here-http://www.anandtech.com/show/5969/zotac-geforce-gt-640-review-/9

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#11 Posted by Gen007 (11006 posts) -

Only if the game needs more than 4GB of ram and most dont. Whats more important than the amount of ram is the speed of the ram but even that isn't a huge issue for most games. Id say most games out now only use 2 to 3 GB of ram so taking into account What windows is using that's cutting it close but it is enough. If you want an actual significant increase its gonna have to come from a GPU and or CPU upgrade.

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#12 Posted by Hashim19 (1261 posts) -

i am using 64bit windows .. and i usually play games on 1360x768 or something resolution so i dont think buying new graphcis card will do any favour to me because i dont play games on higher resolutions :)

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#13 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
Well, considering the specs you mentioned I seriously believe you need to upgrade your GPU if you want to have a better performance. CPU is ok though.
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#14 Posted by ice_ranger (125 posts) -
You can add more RAM if you want to but it wont make much difference, changing your gpu and cpu will make a huge difference. Your game's FPS is totally dependent on GPU and CPU the more powerful they are the more fps you will get.
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#15 Posted by the_bi99man (11244 posts) -

i am using 64bit windows .. and i usually play games on 1360x768 or something resolution so i dont think buying new graphcis card will do any favour to me because i dont play games on higher resolutions :)

Hashim19

A better video card will always increase framerates, no matter what resolution you're playing at. And as long as your framerate is ever less than your monitor's refresh rate (probably 60), there is room for more GPU power (as long as it's paired with a CPU that's not going to bottleneck it). RAM has a limit. Basically, there's the amount of RAM that a game needs, and for the vast, vast majority of games, 4gb is already past that, and having any more RAM beyond what the game needs does literally nothing.

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#16 Posted by Hashim19 (1261 posts) -

can anyone suggest me good and mid range graphic card which is not expensive but good overall performance wise ? .. or should i wait for next - gen console which will cause price drop in graphics card.

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#17 Posted by Gammit10 (2394 posts) -
While I think 4 GB is pretty minimum these days, I don't think it's really holding you back. That being said, RAM still might be super-cheap in that you might be able to upgrade to 6 GB+ for very little money.
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#18 Posted by GarGx1 (9576 posts) -

Please don't blow your money on a GTX 640, save it and get a far better card when you can afford to. A GTX 640 is actually worse than you presently have. More RAM will not make that much difference either but it is cheap.

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#19 Posted by elegance89 (61 posts) -

can anyone suggest me good and mid range graphic card which is not expensive but good overall performance wise ? .. or should i wait for next - gen console which will cause price drop in graphics card.

Hashim19
What sort of budget do you have in mind? A decent cheap card like the 7750 is pretty decent for the price or if you have a little extra a 7770 or nvidia gtx 650ti. Coupled with an i3 2120 and I think you will be able to run most games comfortable seeing as you aren't planning to run them at higher resolutions.
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#20 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
I would say 8GB is the optimal amount. Any more than that is redundancy.
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#21 Posted by LordShockTitan (218 posts) -

I think only your GPU's ram will, but not the systems. 

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#22 Posted by topgunmv (10745 posts) -
Of course battlefield 4 might require 4 browser windows and 3 origin clients open to run.
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#23 Posted by the_bi99man (11244 posts) -

Of course battlefield 4 might require 4 browser windows and 3 origin clients open to run.topgunmv

That's why I'm putting 64gb of RAM in my new build this fall.

:lol:

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#24 Posted by Lach0121 (10975 posts) -

I would say 8GB is the optimal amount. Any more than that is redundancy.SKaREO

For gaming, yes.

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#25 Posted by Wasdie (53494 posts) -

In some larger games like the Total War series, ArmA, various MMOs, you'll see a decrease in load times and maybe a decrease in stuttering. For most games 4 gigs is actually enough. More ram is always good though becuase then you can have other things running in the background without worrying about lagging down your machine. 

You'll see larger performance gains with a more powerful graphic card with more video ram.

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#26 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Framerate is tied more into your processor and graphics card, so you might get the tiniest of boosts or prevent stuttering if you have any such issues, but 4gb is more than enough RAM unless you're keeping a bunch of crap open in the background while you game.

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#27 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Like others have said - adding more RAM will decrease loading times and possibly get rid of some stuttering.

But for increasing fps, a better GPU and CPU are much more cruical.

You could also try overclocking the GPU and/or CPU you right now have as that will help too.

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#28 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

I went from 4GB DDR3 ram at 1333Mhz to 16GB with the same specs and i didn't notice much of a difference, well i don't think i did, maybe i should of got faster ram.

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#29 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
The fastest ram with the tightest purples pants wouldn't even make a noticeable difference, unless you consider 1-3fps a game-changer. :-P
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#30 Posted by ciorlandenis (322 posts) -

just download some more RAM dude

http://www.downloadmoreram.com/

 

just got 4 of these

* 4 GB ( 2 x 2 GB )
* 240-pin DIMM
* DDR2/3/4 800 MHz ( PC2-6400 )

 

download took 7 hours

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#31 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -
I don't think it will matter with most games. And I'd add 4gb just like the one you have currently if you mobo supports pairing.
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#32 Posted by imprezawrx500 (19187 posts) -
it depends if your ram is full or not, I'd get an extra 4gb if you can, 4gb is pretty low for today, everything will run much better even if it doesn't improve gaming performance.
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#33 Posted by metacritical (2537 posts) -

can anyone suggest me good and mid range graphic card which is not expensive but good overall performance wise ? .. or should i wait for next - gen console which will cause price drop in graphics card.

Hashim19
new consoles have no effect on the price of PC components, the introduction of new PC components may reduce the price of older iterations but that's not guaranteed to happen.