I'm currently getting a 3D2001 score of just under 15,000 at 800x600. Will increasing my RAM from 512 to 1024 increase the score and (of course) make for better gaming?
I've installed Farcry and the auto-detect sets everything to medium!?
P4 2.6 with HT
Intel D865PERL mobo with HT enabled
512M RAM : Corsair DDR400 (2 x 256 in dual channel mode)
RAM always matters. You can never go wrong with more RAM. As long as your budget can take the hit - go for it without hesitation. In simple terms the more stuff is pre-loaded into memory the faster your CPU can access it (as opposed to accessing it on the hard drive, for example). All else equal, in general, more RAM=faster application performance.
<font color=green>Stingy people end up paying double. One kick-ass rig that will go strong for three years or one half-decent one every year?</font color=green> :cool: