Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    27 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 442
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    27 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Nope will have no affect, unless you are hitting a memory wall. But I doubt tge memory you have now is your bottleneck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts : 451
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    27 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 442
    MS Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    You guys are great help.. Guess I wont waste my money then. Thanks!
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    29 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Gladstone QLD
    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Build: Redstone

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    29 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 775
    Windows 7

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    29 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    29 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,718
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    02 Dec 2015 #9
    Join Date : May 2015
    Finland, Vantaa
    Posts : 424
    Win 10 pro, creators

    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    02 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,718
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved BSOD - Memory Management & others while gaming/browsing
Quite an array of different codes been popping up since I upgraded to windows 10 in the last couple of months irql_not_less_or_equal memory management was another one I have attached several dumps, as I am a bit at my wits end as to...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
BSOD when gaming and not gaming
BSOD persists after fresh install of Windows 10 from windows 8.1, happens when playing heroes of the storm quite often but has happened while browsing pinterest/facebook.
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Low Memory Warning - Virtual Memory Settings?
As soon as I fired up Sony Vegas 13 and started to record (setting up the microphone was a whole other issue), I was presented with a Low Memory Warning (in Sony Vegas). Personally I think I should have adjusted the Virtual Memory ages ago (Win7),...
Drivers and Hardware
Edge not faster than IE 11
Edge is not any faster than IE 11 on my laptop with SSD. Google Chrome has it by a mile! Even Firefox beats it hands down. The fact that Edge will not likely have any extensions to test by July 29 is a huge deception. After all, people who...
Browsers and Email
Solved Boot time faster?
Hi there, a question to all the testers out there: Are boot times of Win 10 installed on an SSD faster than on 8.1? With and without fast startup....?! Thanx for anwering
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums