My Problem is that I currently have a C2D @ 2.67Ghz and 9600gt green edition so it only has 256mb dedicated RAM, I have 2gb ddr2 800mhz system RAM and my graphics card is taking 767mb of my system RAM, leaving about 1.25gb for everything else.
I think this is what is causing some lagg on Call of Duty United Offensive (Fairly old game) and a few other games, and game stutter on some newer games is this right and will buying more RAM improve on these problems?
Also I used to be able to play metro 2033 on low with a res of about 1024*768 on a 7900gtx, but now i cant even run it on low @ 800*600 without the game freezing and stuttering.
dude just get the ram or a new build. sorry my comp that had ddr2 died and i went to run fly and threw it out the window.. to my surprise the dell didn't fly it sounded like a jet engine so i thought it might not a chance
You will need another system to run those recent games on... and I would advise in using a desktop for gaming, not even so called "gaming laptops" will stand up to the task when compared to a gaming desktop.
4GB RAM is really where you should be at for gaming, but you'll benefit from up to 8GB.
However, as previous posters have said, you may want to consider a new PC. Your CPU is fairly old, and your GPU (while still passable) won't run Metro 2033 at particularly high settings/framerates.
Ideally if replacing your PC you'd want a desktop, and not a laptop. There are some laptops out there that can game, but you'll always pay more for a gaming laptop, and it won't last as long (as you can't upgrade them as thoroughly.)
B4 you waste your money on 8 gigs of RAM you need to know your system.
1) Do you have a 64bit OS? if no 8gigs will do you no good as 32bit only supports 3.5gigs of memory.
2) What is the max memory can your mobo can handle
3) How many memory slots do you have?
4) What is the max memory capacity each slot can hold?
Example: no point in getting 4 2gig sticks when you only have 2 memory slots that support a max of 4gigs of memory.
If you have 32bit OS add 2 more gigs and get a new video card (3.5 usable)
If you have a 64bit OS add 2 more gigs and get a new video card (4gigs usable)
Either way your video card won't be sucking up your memory and you'll have plenty mem left over.
(PS if you have the ca$h and 64bit OS then add more memory, 6 gigs is fine, i don't know many games that will use more than 6 gigs of mem with a decent video card).