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Will upgrading my RAM improve my fps in games?

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March 18, 2014 2:01:44 AM

Hi,
I have 4gb of RAM with a AMD Radeon 7870 and a 1920x1080 monitor. Will increasing my RAM improve my FPS at all and if so how much?
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March 18, 2014 2:07:57 AM

i think (and please someone correct me if im wrong), if it (the game) eats up more than 4gb (including windows and other running apps), then adding more would help. if not, then i dont think it will help.

again, i can be wrong though. but 8gb is the sweet spot now, so its ok. and you have a good gpu
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March 18, 2014 2:14:21 AM

Cons29 said:
i think (and please someone correct me if im wrong), if it (the game) eats up more than 4gb (including windows and other running apps), then adding more would help. if not, then i dont think it will help.

again, i can be wrong though. but 8gb is the sweet spot now, so its ok. and you have a good gpu
Oh okay I don't have really that many processes running. Do you think i'm good for now? Oh and do you know how much RAM games usually take up?

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March 18, 2014 2:15:04 AM

As a rule of the tumb, you will lower loading times and will remove shuttering when you load new textures from the hard drive (with more ram more textures you could have pre loaded) but don't expect a sizable increase in fps in most of the games, you only will increase fps at some points (old ram bottlenecks).

And ofc that only work if you are talking of 64bit os.
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March 18, 2014 2:17:26 AM

juanrdp said:
As a rule of the tumb, you will lower loading times and will remove shuttering when you load new textures from the hard drive (with more ram more textures you could have pre loaded) but don't expect a sizable increase in fps in most of the games, you only will increase fps at some points (old ram bottlenecks).

And ofc that only work if you are talking of 64bit os.
Yeah I have a 64 bit Windows 7.

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March 18, 2014 7:37:13 PM

rams are pretty cheap nowadays, so go grab another 4gb stick.

if budget is tight, then wait. personally i wont go lower than 8gb, 16 is a bit much for now unless you have a special need
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