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Would upgrading from 2GB to 4GB of RAM make a change in fps?


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#1 Roblox

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:10 AM

I get around 15 to 20 fps at real bad resolution's and lowest settings on games like BFP4F and Simcity 5 etc.
So would a change to 4GB (The max the machine can handle) Make a difference of a extra 10 fps and playable at higher resolution? 
 
Current specs:
 
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 62 °C
Brisbane 65nm Technology
 
RAM
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 328MHz (5-5-5-15)
 
Motherboard
ASUSTek Computer INC. Acacia (Socket AM2 ) 40 °C
 
Graphics
X19 (1280x1024@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 2350 (MSI) 54 °C
 
Storage
298GB Hitachi HDT725032VLA SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 54 °C
 
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Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:26 AM

1. Upgrading to 4GB of RAM will certainly improve the overall performance of the machine.

2. Your vid-card was released in January of 2007. A newer vid-card would go a looong way towards improving the FPS.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:00 AM

Any idea on what graphics card could go in?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:40 AM

No guarantees but I should think an R7-240 would go in.  It's also a low end card, like the HD-2350 but much newer, but with several years of development since the HD-2350 performs much better.  The reason I mention this card is that it is also a low power, low profile card like the one it is replacing.  It only needs 30 watts (vs. 20 for the HD 2350)  and pulls all it's power through the card slot.  Don't get any idea's about playing Watch Dogs or Crysis 3 or something like that with this system, it is not up to that...  But for older or simpler stuff (even Windows Aero effects) the newer card will help.

 

You might be able to change to a more powerful card but you might run into problems with physically fitting a larger card if you have a compact case, and you might also need to upgrade the power supply, depending on what's in there already..


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:20 AM

@jon The (HD 2350 uses DDR2) and the (R7-240 uses DDR3)

 

Would it still work?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

That's not a problem, it's just faster memory on the R7 graphics card, which combined with the 128 bit memory bus (vs. 64 bit on the old HD 2350) means it will have higher memory bandwidth. It's independent of system memory or anything.


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