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Windows 7: Crysis is choppy with good comp, and doubling my RAM

24 Jul 2009   #1
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Crysis is choppy with good comp, and doubling my RAM

First off lemme give you a few specs of my computer in case you can determine right off what the problem is

Gateway - model GT5656
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3GHz
3GB RAM
GeForece 8600 GT graphics
Wide screen HD monitor currently at 1440 x 900 resolution

Okay now the problem is when i play Crysis even on MEDIUM i get laggy/choppy gameplay and i checked the fps (this was a long time ago) i don't remember what they were but just that they were skipping around. I don't know that much about gaming but i figured more ram might help, plus i wanted more ram regardless because my downloads are only like 400kb/s.
I already ordered enough ram so that my total will be 6GB. Yes i know that i will have to take the other stick out bla bla bla i already calculated that. I'm not 100% sure how good quality it is but this is what i bought: 2GB PC4200 533MHz DDR2 SINGLE STICK 2GB PC-2 4200 RAM - eBay (item 130315129371 end time Jul-26-09 01:02:12 PDT)

Anyways getting to the point, tomorrow i will have enough to buy another one of those to have a total of 7GB ram is it worth it? will a 1GB increase even help that much? (and yes I'm running 64 bit)

Thanks


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25 Jul 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Firstly, RAM does not influence download speed

Secondly, that RAM you linked to is unsuitable as it is only 533mhz whereas according to the Gateway specs for your machine it uses DDR2 PC-5300 667mhz RAM. Mismatching RAM speeds is a recipe for instability.

Furthermore, it appears your motherboard will only support 4GB maximum. The highest speed RAM it can take is PC-6400 (800mhz)

If you can cancel any orders, I would. Your best best option would be to find 4x1 GB sticks of 800mhz Ram.

Gateway Support - 1015002R*Gateway GT5656 Desktop Computer
Gateway Support - Components list for 1015002R

At any rate, 7GB would not help you performance wise. It would likely hinder it.

The biggest frame rate killer in Crysis are the shaders. Also make sure you have Anti-aliasing off. I'd also lower that resolution as well. Keep trying a combination of MED/low to find an acceptable level.

Sorry for the bad news mate, but that rig will struggle to play Crysis smoothly with any decent graphical levels
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25 Jul 2009   #3
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Above Post is correct,
Its your Graphics chipset that is letting you down.

Have you tried lowering the resolution to say, 1024x768,
that and try turning off V-Sync, AA (Anti-Aliasing) and AF(Antiscopic Filtering)
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25 Jul 2009   #4
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ummm i've tried every single resolution
and can anybody help me find RAM tha will be compatible with my computer on ebay?

I'm not too worried about crysis, but i do want more ram because the overall speed of my computer is quite slow

will this work http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-1024MB-PC640...3%3A1|294%3A50

what do you mean my motherboard can only handle 4GB ram?
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25 Jul 2009   #5
Mikaka

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by levelchaser View Post
what do you mean my motherboard can only handle 4GB ram?
Its because most motherboards have a limit of how much ram they can use, if yours is 4 GB that means that is the max RAM that you can get to work on your computer.
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25 Jul 2009   #6
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's so FRUSTRATING! ahhh....how expensive are motherboards that can handle more ram...i have 82$....lol i doubt i can find anything
I'm only 15 so there aren't many options
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25 Jul 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Honestly, 4GB is more than sufficient for everyday usage. Most games rarely use over 2GB on their own anyway.

To boost your speed a bit, look for some DDR2 PC-6400 800mhz RAM with a CAS latency of either 5-5-5-15 or even 4-4-4-12

Some examples: (a bit pricey though)
Corsair Memory Gaming Mem - 5-5-5-15 800MHz CGM2X2G800 - eBay (item 300331123301 end time Aug-16-09 12:03:09 PDT)

CORSAIR, CGM2X2G800 Gaming MEMORY - 5-5-5-15 800MHz - eBay (item 250394912781 end time Aug-20-09 13:07:50 PDT)

OCZ OCZ2M8002G PC2-6400 CL 5-5-5-15 DDR2 800MHz SODIMM - eBay (item 370204660582 end time Aug-19-09 00:58:21 PDT)

It should do, but contact the seller and ask for more info regarding the cas latency speeds.
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25 Jul 2009   #8
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

as soon as i get my money back from the last buy i'm gonna get the corsair gaming one

thanks
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25 Jul 2009   #9
levelchaser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i offered to buy from their website if they would cancel my order do you think this is the same or better? BzBoyz.com-2GB PC6400 800MHz DDR2 Certified HyperX nVidia SLI-Ready Memory Kit (KHX6400D2LLK2/2GN) - KingstonDR2 - PC6400 (800MHz) if not is there any others on their website as good or better than that corsair gaming one?
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25 Jul 2009   #10
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Honestly, 4GB is more than sufficient for everyday usage. Most games rarely use over 2GB on their own anyway.

To boost your speed a bit, look for some DDR2 PC-6400 800mhz RAM with a CAS latency of either 5-5-5-15 or even 4-4-4-12

Some examples: (a bit pricey though)
Corsair Memory Gaming Mem - 5-5-5-15 800MHz CGM2X2G800 - eBay (item 300331123301 end time Aug-16-09 12:03:09 PDT)

CORSAIR, CGM2X2G800 Gaming MEMORY - 5-5-5-15 800MHz - eBay (item 250394912781 end time Aug-20-09 13:07:50 PDT)

OCZ OCZ2M8002G PC2-6400 CL 5-5-5-15 DDR2 800MHz SODIMM - eBay (item 370204660582 end time Aug-19-09 00:58:21 PDT)


It should do, but contact the seller and ask for more info regarding the cas latency speeds.
levelchaser.....

Smartyball has given some excellent advice here

you dont need more than 4gb of RAM where games are concerned.


Crysis is very poorly coded, even on supercomps Crysis can deliver horrible performance in certain areas....

Warhead was everything Crysis should of been.
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