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Worth getting more RAM?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Tanis, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Tanis

    Tanis Thread Starter

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    I was considering putting another chunk of RAM in my system but am finding some slightly mixed reviews on if it is really worth it or not. I do a fair bit of gaming (MMOs, FPS etc).

    Currently running the following:
    Core i5 680
    4Gb DDR3 (2x 2G)
    GTX460 1Gb Graphics
    1Tb Sata HDD
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

    What are peoples thoughts, would it improve overall performance or would the impact be negligable?
     
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    Well, if you play very large graphic loading games locally, you might notice smoother transitions between level loading, at least for some older games or less well written ones that don't handle that transitions as well as the better written ones.

    For MMOs you probably wouldn't see any difference at all since it will take more time to load the communication stub over the Internet than the local graphics level install being called.

    So in some instances it will help but if you're looking for a more constant performance gain, that's not likely.
     
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