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How much does RAM contribute to preformance?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Ecnal, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Ecnal

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    Hi everyone. I was just wondering how much the amount of RAM one has affects the overall experience, specifically relating to gaming. I have a Dell Inspiron 5160 Laptop and I found out that I can upgrade my graphics card to a nVidia 5200, 64M card or 32 MB GForceFX5200 Go. I currently have a 3.2 GHZ Intel Pentium 4 Processor and 512 MB of RAM. How much would adding another 512mb affect the overall gameplay experience? Is it really worth it? (I prefer game preformance over quality of graphics.)
     
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    you would be better off increasing the ram for the video card to 128 or 256meg to make the games go smoother & better
     
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    I believe that the 64 mb Card is essentially the best I can get, and it is an upgrade to the crappy one I have now. I just want to be able to run new games smoothly at the lowest graphics settings. With the 64 mb card, would adding another 512 mb even make a difference to performance?
     
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    probably not at all. that is a problem with laptops in that there is only a few things can be upgraded on laptops & video cards is usually not 1 of them!!
     

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