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Does ram affect game performance ...can slow ram cause games texture to load slow and cause lag

I have gtx 650 ti 2 gb
Fx 6100
2 x 4 gb ram each of 800 MHz ddr3
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  1. Err .. Nopes!

    Its the hard disk which is responsible for faster loading of textures and its the video card responsible for rendering them.
    RAM just stores and recycles the already loaded textures so they don't need to be reloaded from hard disk. Yes it slightly affects the textures in highly demanding games but major impact is usually seen in applications.

    Games don't tend to make use of faster RAM much. They require sufficient RAM instead (Size not speed in other words).
  2. I have crysis 3 ....it lags like hell in multiplayer(I didint play singleplayer)..but once I move around whole map it becomes 90% smooth ...but before that there huge fps drops...and slow texture loading..and fps drop while moving ,,turning mouse in any direction....I play all on low settings


    Please do reply
  3. Best answer
    Yes exactly, let me explain why that happens -

    First whenever you start a new game, all the textures have to load from Hard Disk which is much much slower than RAM's read - write speeds.
    Secondly the graphics card has to render the whole scenario for the first time.

    What VRAM (Video RAM or RAM of Video Card) does that, it stores the loaded textures by hard disk and rendered stuff too. So next time you view the same thing, it does not have to load it all over again which makes things go light on video card and hard disk and thus its faster and smoother.

    Mainly the lag is caused due to slow hard disk and video card. You should get at least 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD. I believe your CPU and Video card are just ok. Not recommended for Crysis 3 but just fine. :)
  4. U r the Man. ...the first one to understand my problem .....I have been looking for solution for last 4 weeks .....I tried every thing ...from A to Z. .but it didn't solve ...I have external hdd 1 tb wd I have this one http://www.flipkart.com/wd-my-passport-1-tb-external-hard-disk/p/itmdbefzmqcgzzgh?pid=ACCDBEF57FVN4CFT&ref=8bac05ad-8a9c-4cec-b388-1015109ba6ba.......should I install the game to that .........is it ok to run crysis 3 from external hdd via USB 3.0 ...or else what I should do

    I have internal hdd wd which is 4 years old in my pc ...is that too old .....and isn't my ram slow ....?
  5. I have this type of problem in remember me , dead pool, ....and slow textures and object loading and fps drop in almost all games I played .....
    I have 2 gb gtx 650 ti ...I think it's enough to play crysis 3 on low...I get 70 fps ...but it drops to 24 during initial game running
  6. I'm no expert in this but I think you would do better if you get an hdd drive with 7200 rpm, it'll help you load a bit faster which will help with the lag. N if u have a bit of extra cash you can even get an ssd, say like a 120-240 gb drive, and add all your high demanding games onto it. Like I personally added crysis 3, lol, skyrim to mine, the games I play often. N ssd drive for 120 gb, goes for around 100 bucks.
  7. I'm no expert in this but I think you would do better if you get an hdd drive with 7200 rpm, it'll help you load a bit faster which will help with the lag. N if u have a bit of extra cash you can even get an ssd, say like a 120-240 gb drive, and add all your high demanding games onto it. Like I personally added crysis 3, lol, skyrim to mine, the games I play often. N ssd drive for 120 gb, goes for around 100 bucks.
  8. Can I run ssd and hdd both in my pc .....can u help me to buy ssd from flipkart.com.........are u 100% sure that this will solve the problem ......as ssd is expensive
  9. Can I run ssd and hdd both in my pc .....can u help me to buy ssd from flipkart.com.........are u 100% sure that this will solve the problem ......as ssd is expensive
  10. Your throughput when using an external HDD:
    1) Most likely the WD HDD in the enclose is only a 5400 RPM drive. Most specs say if drive is 7200 RPMs (good selling point). They omit for 5400 so that you don't know.
    2) If Using USB 3 it will be considerably faster, Still slower than internal HDD throughput, than using USB2.

    PS when a SSD is used (For OS + Programs) with a "storage HDD). If you make a small partition on the HDD say 200->400 Gigs (=>for a 1 TB HDD). Put Most used files here.
    IF HDD is for both OS, Programs and storage. This is still a good Idea, just set partition to say 500 gigs.
    Reason:
    This first partition uses the Outer edges of the Platters + Faster performance for what is stored at out edges compared to what is stored closer to the center.
  11. sahil02 said:
    Can I run ssd and hdd both in my pc .....can u help me to buy ssd from flipkart.com.........are u 100% sure that this will solve the problem ......as ssd is expensive


    Well what is your budget first of all. Since ssd's are expensive you might be better off getting the 1tb hdd drives that run at 7200 rpm. Since its much more hard drive space for your money.
  12. I installed the game to my internal hdd I am asking whether should I installed to external hdd or not ..........sry the last two lines in the post by retiredchef
    Are too technical ...I am not able to understand it ..
    And Should I buy a new high speed ram ..............is my current ram slow(see 1st post )
    And finally what should I do solve my problem ............


    Thanks to all who are helping me ......
  13. Here is my benchmark score link ...u will find internal hdd model
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6883403
  14. If SSD is out of price range plus only about 120 gigs. Larger SSDs but even a 256 gig HDD is still around 200 bucks.

    An alternative would be the Seagate 750 gig SHD. Has a small 8 gig internal SSD that allows for fast boot time + the 7200 RPM HDDs provides storage space.
    IE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837
    NOTE is says a newer UPGRADED model is available - BS, yes it has upgraded the HDD to a 1TB but DOWNGRADED speed to 5400 RPS.
  15. So......what about my ram ...is it ok 800 mhz
  16. For Gaming there is VERY little diff between DDR3-1600 and DDR3-1866.
    Also 8 Gigs is currently the sweetspot for Ram.
  17. My single module is 800 MHz ...I have 2 4 gb module
  18. ?????? Confused.
    Should be using 2 identical modules for Dual channel operation.

    Down load CPU-z.
    Run it and click on the Memory tab - this will tell you Total size, what speed you are running at, and if single channel or dual channel. Also shows timings.

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
  19. I have 2 ram sticks of 4 gb each ...having 800 MHz each ....
  20. So should I change ram or buy new hdd .....sry ssd is too expensive for me ....
  21. Yes, most certainly, test results do show that gaming is affected by faster / lower CAS RAM. The question has always been whether the increase in cost is worth the increase performance. This is oft skewed by an improper basis as the analysis should not be whether say is a 5% performance increase in performance worth a 30% increase in RAM costs .... it's whether a 5% performance increase in performance worth a 3% increase in Total System Cost. Every situation has to be examined individually and the following test at anandtech was designed to present one set of conditions where RAM speed has a great impact on gaming performance.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill/14

    Assuming a $2,000 build ....

    Metro 2033
    DDR3-1600 is 3% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 0.2% increase in system cost
    DDR3-1866 is 7% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 1.0% increase in system cost
    DDR3-2133 is 9% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 2.8% increase in system cost
    DDR3-2400 is 9.5% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 3.5% increase in system cost

    Dirt3
    DDR3-1600 is 9.5% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 0.2% increase in system cost
    DDR3-1866 is 13.5% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 1.0% increase in system cost
    DDR3-2133 is 15% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 2.8% increase in system cost
    DDR3-2400 is 14.5% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 3.5% increase in system cost

    Quote:
    In previous testing on the motherboard side, we have seen that Dirt3 seems to love every form of speed increase possible – CPU speed, GPU speed, and as we can see here, memory speed. Almost every upgrade to the system will give a better frame rate. Moving from 1333 to 1600 gives us almost a 10% FPS increase, whereas 1333 to 1866 gives just under 15%. We peak at 15% with the 2133 kit, but this reinforces the idea that choosing a 1600 C9 kit over a 1333 C9 kit is a no brainer for the price difference. Choosing that 1866 C9 kit looks like a good idea, but the 2133 C9 kit is reaching the law of diminishing returns.


    Batman AA3
    DDR3-1600 is 8% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 0.2% increase in system cost
    DDR3-1866 is 15% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 1.0% increase in system cost
    DDR3-2133 is 21% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 2.8% increase in system cost
    DDR3-2400 is 22% faster than DDR3-1333 for a 3.5% increase in system cost

    Bit-Tech's test are probably more applicable to what most here would experience, though we are hampered by a 489 GFX card

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/6

    In Civ 5 on one hand one might say that a 2 fps increase is not noticeable, however that's a 9.5% increase in the min fps ..... for a 2.8% increase in system cost. 9.5% is oft the difference in cost between one GFX card and the next GFX card in a higher cost bracket.

    Also note that 2 x 8GB will usually do better than 4 x 4GB as the memory controller has to work harder handling the extra 2 modules.
  22. As to the Hard Drive question, given the indicated level of technical expertise, I'd strongly suggest a hybrid SSD / HD. These are boot times on otherwise identical hardware (Rampage Extreme, 2600k @ 4.8 GHz, 2 x 4GB, twin 560 Tis @ 1000MHz).

    Seagate Barracude XT - 21.2 Seconds
    Mushkin Chronise Deluxe (THG 1st Tier SSD) - 15.6 seconds
    Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid - 16.6 seconds

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837
  23. So I that case I have very slow ram ddr3-800mhz x 2 ........should I upgrade what u say ......will that solve my problem I posted few post back ........u gave a very detailed explanation...thanks for that
  24. I JUST WANT TO RUN CRYSIS 3 SMOOTHLY ......
  25. I have never see DDR3-800 .... Utilities will report 800 speeds but that means 2 x 800 (= DDR3-1600)
  26. Please see this I found it on some other forum this is not mine ....my CPU z also shows dram Frequency as shown in the picture http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8648/dram.png


    Same 800
  27. Dram frequency of 800 = DDR3-1600 when in Dual channel mode.
    HOWEVER, Looking at your screen shot, IT does not show if it is operating in single or dual channel as it is greyed out .
    IF it is operating in single channel mode then the EFFECTIVE speed is 800 and if dual channel then it is 1600.
    (Note the lowest DDR3 is 1066).

    Since you have 2 x 4 gig DDR3-1600
    You must decide if the cost for Higher speed ram as you will need to replace both sticks justifies the increased performance.
    Note jack is correct, but when looking at performance boost, it is based on going from 1333, so going from 1600 would be less.

    ALSO, Double check your MB Manual to see what the Max speed of ram you can use. Additionally Bios UPDATES sometimes increase the max speed of ram you can use.
    IE if max speed is only 1866 then NOT worth it going from 1600.
    Might help if you post your MB make/model.

    I think your best bang for bucks in OVERALL system performance would be to upgrade the HDD, Both Jack and I recommended the same drive.
  28. Well say what you will but I was running crysis 3 with single channel 1600 ram switched to dual and boom it was smooth. Before it would stutter really bad. Nothing else was changed. Idk if it was some freak thing but that's my experience. Notice stutter not low fps I had 40 fps but was borderline unplayable.
  29. ^ think you missed the gist of what I was saying - He needs to verify dual channel mode as CPU-z is NOT showing.
    Yes you take a hit if you are running DDR3 in single channel mode.
    http://i43.tinypic.com/2ni5xe1.jpg " class="img lazy">
  30. RetiredChief said:
    ^ think you missed the gist of what I was saying - He needs to verify dual channel mode as CPU-z is NOT showing.
    Yes you take a hit if you are running DDR3 in single channel mode.
    http://i43.tinypic.com/2ni5xe1.jpg


    I was just saying what you were in a different way and from personal experience. In other words yeah he needs to check if its in dual or single channel
  31. I have dual channel
  32. This is not my pc screen shot ...I found it for reference only .....
  33. I believe that yes, RAM can affect game performance, but if you have a decent amount, you can run games just fine. At that point it comes down to your graphics card and processor speed.
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