i really don't know if this is natural coz i'm still having FPS issues in Assassin's Creed 2 that's why i want to add more on my RAM. Whenever i enter a populated area or climb a high building checking the view, i can really tell that my game slows down and when playing NFS Shift on the other hand, i'm having "hiccups" whenever i slide over the dirt (or out of the track).
uhm if adding more RAM won't help, i was planning to replace my RAM from Apacer 2GB to OCZ 2GB DDR2 - 800, would this one help me solve my problem? i considered this plan because someone also advised me to change my current RAM sticks.
RAM Speed does effect FPS, and running low of Physical RAM will screech it to a halt, but if you're running Windows 32-bit you're okay. I would advise running MSCONFIG and eliminating 'junk' background tasks to improve 'drops' in FPS.
do i have to change the brand of my mem. stick? actually, i can only buy one stick for this time lol that's why i was considering of just adding another stick instead of changing. err, if i were to change the brand, is an OCZ 2GB - 800 gold edition a fine choice?
these are my choices ( i saw these on a price list):
*Apacer / Transcend / Elixir 2GB 800 (this is my current RAM stick, i'm just planning to buy another 2GB)
*Kingston 2GB 800 ddr2
*OCZ 2GB 800 ddr2 Gold edition (my choice for "replacement")
*Corsair 2GB XMS2 800 ddr2 (1gb x 2) (should i consier this one? coz i saw on another forum that it would be better if i were to buy 2 1GB RAM sticks)
i can't find any 1066 on the list except for this one:
* 1GB Kingston 1066 SODIMM ddr3
ok, i found the OCZ on the list, but when i checked on the Model Numbers, they don't actually match. like what i've seen on the list of ASUS it is, OCZ2N10662GK while when i checked it on OCZ's website, it was OCZ2G8004GK. is it fine?
or if i am really planning to save more cash, i would just go to this one:
Goto OCZ site and use the configuration tools to double check; I'm on my iPhone or I would. The difference "could" only be the speed, but too could be the IC controller making the RAM incompatible. I always check, it's easy now versus installing, trouble shooting, and exchanging incompatible RAM later.
geez, neverthought that replacing my mem. stick would take me to another level of studying 'em lol. anyway, thanks for the advice, i really helps!
I suggest go for Apacer 4GB instead changing it to OCZ 2GB. Changing brands won't affect. Good brands only means overclockability, but even overclocking RAM only gives ~3-5% if you go to 1066.
But you only have 2GB memory, so Double the capacity is very much giving your cpu a double breathing room more than changing to 2 GB 'better-branded'.
Another reason is if you use Win 7. Win 7 eats ~800MB - 1GB memory so with 2 GB of RAM you're practically be left out with 1GB free RAM left. So adding more memory is again the solution.
I have played Modern Warfare II on 1280x1080 and at time of grenade's explosion the CPU stutters, and many more in jittering-events. But when I adding it to 4 GB RAM, the CPU doesn't jitter anymore at all! So go for capacity instead of better brand. Economic RAM like Apacer, Deam, Elixir, MVM is good enough to run without overclocking, even can be overclocked slightly.