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More ram.... more fps???

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March 23, 2011 10:12:51 AM

hi guys....
my config is
i5 760@2.8ghz
gts 250 core edition(xfx)
win 7 32bit
2gb ram ddr3


my question is will the fps increase if i add another 2gb ram???

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March 23, 2011 10:16:13 AM

It can help since Win 7 does use a bit more resources than older OSes, like Win XP. Not sure about Win Vista...

It should make your overall experience with Win 7 a little smoother (in and out fo games). But don't expect much increase (maybe 1 or 2 frames at best) since your video card is what is most likely limiting you.
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March 23, 2011 11:25:12 AM

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March 25, 2011 5:34:54 AM

Since you are using the 32-bit OS, you can at the max put in another 2 gigs of RAM as 32-bit OS's do not utilize more than 3.5 gigs of RAM. In order to utilize more RAM, suggest you move over to 64-bit OS as then you can utilize upto 16 gigs of RAM!.

But as jaguarskx said, don't expect the RAM to give a huge boost. For that, you'll need a better GPU as well.
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March 25, 2011 4:23:52 PM

Yea, why are you using a 32-bit OS when you have an i5?
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March 29, 2011 5:47:22 AM

y?? does i5 perform better in a 64 bit os???
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March 29, 2011 7:49:48 AM

Actually, you need a 64 bit OS in order to make use of the 4 GB RAM that you plan to install.

32 Bit can only go upto 3.25 GB of RAM
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March 29, 2011 8:37:46 AM

He does not have 4GB RAM, only 2GB. The best upgrade you could do for FPS is the graphics card. But you need to make sure you have a good PSU too. Getting a 64bit OS and upgrading to 4GB RAM would be a good idea. Most gamers aim for at least 4GB these days.
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March 29, 2011 9:41:45 AM

Dark Comet said:
He does not have 4GB RAM, only 2GB. The best upgrade you could do for FPS is the graphics card. But you need to make sure you have a good PSU too. Getting a 64bit OS and upgrading to 4GB RAM would be a good idea. Most gamers aim for at least 4GB these days.


Whoops, I was answering multiple threads at a time.
What you said is true, getting a better GPU can make a big difference in the frame rates. And for that he needs good PSU. I am assuming he has a 400 or 450 W PSU, since he already has a GTS 250.
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March 29, 2011 2:09:10 PM

adding an extra stick up to 3 gigs will help as it will or should lessen the use of the page file.
as others have said 32.bit win7 wont allow access to more than 3.5 gigs and that also includes your gfx ram. so if you have a 1 gig card you will only ever access 2.6 gigs of actually system ram.
upgrading to 64 bit will be more efficient but you will need a minimum of 4 gigs as 64bit uses more address space by default.
it in itself wont really add more fps, but the more efficient use of the system may well yeald higher results.
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March 29, 2011 5:22:39 PM

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I am assuming he has a 400 or 450 W PSU, since he already has a GTS 250.


ooppssssssssss...

i already have a 650 watts psu... :)  :)  :) 
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March 29, 2011 5:24:57 PM

and another ques....

in brotherhood , all max settings res 1600x900,8xAA and vsync OFF,my card runs at nearly 81degrees..... is that ok?


and will my data transfer rate be better in 64 bit os???
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March 29, 2011 8:50:53 PM

Generally speaking, the main advantage of 64-bit is 8GB of RAM for Home Premium and 16GB of RAM for Professional/Ultimate. The 32-bit version may have a little better support for 32-bit applications.

64-bit games can technically run faster than 32-bit games, but there aren't many games written in 64-bits.

It will not allow faster data transfer rates (RAM, Hard Drive).
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March 30, 2011 2:07:39 AM

Also some motherboards (sadly including mine) limits the total available memory to 4 gig even with a 64 bit OS.
Dave
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March 30, 2011 4:45:05 AM

stillerfan15 said:
Also some motherboards (sadly including mine) limits the total available memory to 4 gig even with a 64 bit OS.
Dave


Me too, I only have two DDR2 slots....
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March 30, 2011 5:19:39 AM

i have ultimate version and will there be any performance diff between ultimate and enterprise edition(or any other version)....

and in which os my gf card perform better,vista or 7????
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March 30, 2011 5:22:17 AM

and what about using pen drive as ram in win 7???
will it be of any use?
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March 30, 2011 7:22:34 AM

ultimatebot said:
i have ultimate version and will there be any performance diff between ultimate and enterprise edition(or any other version)....

and in which os my gf card perform better,vista or 7????


1. No difference.

2. Win 7.
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March 30, 2011 7:23:07 AM

ultimatebot said:
and what about using pen drive as ram in win 7???
will it be of any use?


That just adds to storage space.
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March 30, 2011 7:23:39 AM

You want better performance? Buy a better card.
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March 30, 2011 9:33:29 AM

no i dont want a huge jump in performancebut just a few more fps since most of the games run fine on max settings... thats y i askd about the ram...
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March 30, 2011 10:28:42 AM

extra ram will mainly help in smoothing out gameplay, less pauses for loading during gaming, faster loading but fps it wont help a lot.
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March 30, 2011 1:07:47 PM

RAM can only speed up the loading time and it won't increase your FPS by 5-10 FPS , as you are asking for. Only just about 1 or maybe just 2 or 3 frames. Getting a better video card is the only way.
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March 30, 2011 1:08:12 PM

This was actually a double post, sorry. The site says , ''The site is temporarily unavailable.
Please come back soon.'' and when I check the thread, I saw a double post of mine.
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March 30, 2011 4:36:43 PM


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it won't increase your FPS by 5-10 FPS , as you are asking for

i said i never wanted such increase...
i asked for 1 or 2 fps....
thats it.....
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March 31, 2011 5:45:32 AM

What's the use of just getting 1-2 frames ? You can use softwares like Game Booster which simply frees up the RAM. That can give you 1-2 frames apart from buying RAM.
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March 31, 2011 3:18:38 PM

i asked for 1 or 2 fps because there were sometimes a minute lag when turning the camera...
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March 31, 2011 3:27:52 PM

ultimatebot said:
i asked for 1 or 2 fps because there were sometimes a minute lag when turning the camera...

In which game do you experience this.
These kind of things happen in video games. Try and use Game Booster than just adding another 2 GB stick. This can solve the problem ( i.e, if you run any kinds of background apps, game booster simply closes them and it can increase your frames a bit ) :D 
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March 31, 2011 9:38:04 PM

A GPU would really only help you in increasing your FPS.
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