While playing this mod for Arma 2 called Dayz my memory usage gets to about 80% and i cant get past about 40 frames and it drops below 15 in highly populated areas. Others with worse parts than me get better fps. I read that when you are close to using all of your memory it will use your HHD instead. will upgrading to an 8gb kit fix my issue?
I have a fx 6300, r9 270x and 4b of ram.
I have also looked at many guides for optimizing the game and the best graphics setting and the fps is the same no matter what.
Upgrading to 8GB will help yes, right now as you start to top out your DRAM, the rig will write data to your HD as virtual memory, then when it needs it it reads it back off the HD, having more DRAM will allow it to just sit there in the DRAM getting rid of the write-read cycles