Windows 10: More Memory mean faster Gaming?

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  1. Posts : 247
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       27 Nov 2015 #1

    More Memory mean faster Gaming?


    I was wondering if an upgrade from 8gigs of memory to 16gigs of memory would effect my FPS in gaming?

    This is the memory in thinking about buying:

    Corsair Vengeance Performance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3L 1600MHz PC3 12800 Laptop Memory Kit CMSX16GX3M2B1600C9 at Amazon.com

    Right now I have 8Gig 1600MHz 11-11-11-28 latency


    Thanks!
    Last edited by seek; 27 Nov 2015 at 15:22.
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  2.    27 Nov 2015 #2

    Nope will have no affect, unless you are hitting a memory wall. But I doubt tge memory you have now is your bottleneck.
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  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3

    Your graphics card is the bottleneck, and the situation is made much worse with the fact that it's a laptop, looks like you'll have to bite the bullet and get a gaming PC if you want higher FPS in games.
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  4. Posts : 247
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
       27 Nov 2015 #4

    You guys are great help.. Guess I wont waste my money then. Thanks!
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  5. Dean73's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Build: Redstone
       29 Nov 2015 #5

    The GPU is the backbone of your PC. Older GPU's will have trouble playing newer games. I think 8GB's of RAM is plenty unless if you're a heavy gamer, but for now that should be enough RAM.
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  6.    29 Nov 2015 #6

    Withon reasonable limits adding more memory will improve performance. But there will always be a point of diminishing returns beyond which adding more will do little for performance. Except for very demanding applications more than 8 GB RAM would be beyond that limit. Game FPS is determined primarily by the GPU.
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  7.    29 Nov 2015 #7

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Withon reasonable limits adding more memory will improve performance. But there will always be a point of diminishing returns beyond which adding more will do little for performance. Except for very demanding applications more than 8 GB RAM would be beyond that limit. Game FPS is determined primarily by the GPU.
    This depends on the game too. Some games are more CPU intensive. Also, I've noticed some video cards have RAM requirements listed. The video card I am upgrading to lists 8 GB of RAM as minimum.
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  8. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       29 Nov 2015 #8

    There is a difference in System ram and Vram (video card's ram), if I understood your statement correctly.

    Also, ram that is not used will not improve anything. If your game will not use the ram, there's no benefit to adding it.
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  9.    02 Dec 2015 #9

    slight OT, im having memory issues (crashes) in Fallout4 and COD: AW - both crashing / lagging / pagefiling like maniacs after a few hours of gaming

    im running with 8Gb and newest insider build - im thinking of 8-> 16gb upgrade with 950gtx as my GPU
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  10. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 7,489
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       02 Dec 2015 #10

    The video card may help your gaming a lot, but 8 GB of memory is more than enough for any game, especially the ones you mentioned.
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