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Windows 7: How Much RAM Should I Have?

05 Aug 2010   #31
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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05 Aug 2010   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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05 Aug 2010   #33
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Ok here it is without any game running.


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05 Aug 2010   #34
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is is with a game running: Unreal Tournament 2004. I don't feel like making one with a game running on the dolphin wii emulator so I will describe it. It is like the one for a game running except there is 0MB of free left and the game find of lags.


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05 Aug 2010   #35
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Danielzxzx View Post
new question: It looks like my computer can hold up to a total of 8GB. I found a compatible package to get 8GB of RAM. I do think 8GB of RAM will make a difference from 3GB. Will it? Will it increase the performance of games?
Moving to 8GB of RAM is not going to help. Your best bet is your video card. There is no game out there which is going to use 8GB of RAM...and even if there was...your integrated graphics card would not cut it. Anything over 4GB of RAM is super neato...but will not benefit gaming.
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05 Aug 2010   #36
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would have to concur - your free memory goes down to ~200MB, but you still have over a GB on the standby list that is basically free, because those pages have been marked to be paged out if your system needs that memory. Given you have ~200MB actually on the free list, they probably aren't needed when UT2K4 is running, although the dolphin Wii emulator is a memory hog (for legit reasons), so memory would help in that scenario. I would have to say that overall, though, memory is not really a problem here. In most gaming scenarios, it's going to be a CPU or video card bottleneck, and given we're talking about gaming, the latter is even more likely. However, the ATI Radeon 3200 in your system would indicate you're on a laptop, so unless it's a gaming laptop or an upgradeable one (not just RAM) you might not have many options at all to make the system play games better.
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05 Aug 2010   #37
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

cluberti, It is not a laptop, it is a desktop so that might give more options.
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05 Aug 2010   #38
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It being a desktop gives you all the options in the world. After looking at your specs I'd say you need to read up on the specs of your video card, and invest in something that is a all-around better card. Doesn't have to be by much. If you find something you can write back to us and have one of us look over the card for you.
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05 Aug 2010   #39
Danielzxzx

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I will update my system specs soon as I got the answer to most of my questions in my system specs.

Anyway, I'll look for a graphics card that is not too expensive but I think is compatible for my computer and will improve graphics and performance.
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05 Aug 2010   #40
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Wow, I had never seen a Radeon 3200 anywhere but a laptop - I stand corrected (the 3200 is the IGP on the AMD780g chipset, which is usually on laptop motherboards, but a quick search did turn up some desktop motherboards from 2008). A desktop does indeed give you many more options, although the Radeon 3200 is really just a Radeon 2400 in disguise with some additional features bolted on (none of which increase it's performance in DirectX, so no real gaming increase).
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