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Upgrading RAM from 4GB to 12GB: Gaming Performance

Discussion in 'Games' started by Vickey97, Oct 22, 2018.

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  1. Vickey97

    Vickey97 Thread Starter

    Oct 22, 2018
    I have HP ProBook 440 G1. I have 4GB of RAM right now. Will it increase my gaming performance after upgrading it with 8GB RAM i.e. 12GB in total. Currently I'm playing Fortnite(Battle Royale) which have high rate of FPS drops. At a moment it's on 60FPS and next it will be on 5FPS. Will Upgrading my RAM help me getting this issue solved or nearly solved? I have latest drivers from AMD updated with Radeon Adrenaline Software. I have AMD Radeon HD 8600/8700M (1GB). Here is my Computer Specification from your SysInfo Tool and Dxdiag.
    Hope anyone does reply with some suggestions.

    Specification with your SysInfo Tool:-
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 3977 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 456 GB (366 GB Free); D: 457 GB (290 GB Free); E: 12 GB (1 GB Free); F: 1 GB (1 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1944
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

    Specifications with Dxdiag:-
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  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 14, 2010
    I suspect you are using the integrated graphics from the Intel CPU as shown on the System Information on your post
    To use the AMD discrete graphics card the 8600/8700M
    try this
    Switching to the dedicated AMD GPU
    - First, open Radeon Settings. One way to do that is right-clicking on an empty space on the desktop and choosing Radeon Settings from the menu.
    - Navigate to Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings.
    - Select the game from the list of applications. If it is not in the list, click the Add Application button and select the *.exe-file of the game from the game's installation directory. This adds the game to the list and you'll be able to select it afterwards.
    - In the column Graphics Settings, assign the High Performance profile to the game.

    Finally, apply your changes. Your game should now run with the dedicated AMD GPU.

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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
  3. Vickey97

    Vickey97 Thread Starter

    Oct 22, 2018
    Thank You! I Set my dedicated GPU to AMD. But what i'm asking is that will upgrading my ram from 4GB to 12GB improve my gaming performance?
  4. Saverioretro


    Oct 28, 2018
    Yes, a lot.
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