I have an old Gigabyte GA-7N400 (pro2 rev2) Mobo with an AMD 2800 processor and win XP home. I currently have 1GB of DDR (2 X 512mb) memory however there are a total of 4 slots available (2 dimm slots for DS memory and 2 for SS memory).
When running the only game I play (Eve-Online), the processor stays pinged at 100%. However, the memory that the game uses (according to the Task Manager) is a max of 240mb. If I add more memory, will that relieve some stress on the processor or is it the processor that is the bottleneck (rated at 2800mhz but only uses 2081mhz or something like that)? I would like to remove the 2 512mb dimms and install 2 1GB dimms but if it can't get any faster than it currently is, I do not want to waste my money.
Should I consider overclocking the processor if more memory isn't going to change anything?
I don't know if more memory would help. At what resolutions are you running the game at?Try running the game at the lowest resolution possible to determine whether it is your cpu holding you back.By setting the game resolution to it's lowest you are eliminating the graphics card as the weak link.