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Is my bottleneck the amount of RAM i have?


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daveyman

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Ive recently started playing a computer game called Darkfall online, and its a game that is very demanding on my computer and im looking for the best way i can upgrade my computer to improve performance. However, as i am computer retarded, I figured I would ask some smart people first before i dropped money on something that wont help my situation. Appreciate any help.

-Dave

Attached is a printsceen of my system information.

I had to compress the paint file so it would work as an attachment. I dont know if there is a better way to attach pictures or not?

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Edited by daveyman, 25 November 2010 - 11:34 PM.

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Yeah bumping the computer to 2 gigs would help. Updating your video drivers might help a little too.

What settings are you running the game on?
What kind of frame rates are you getting?
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as low of settings as possible. usually get between 50-100 FPS, sometimes worse in combat. which sucks because its a first person shooter style game.
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The minimum specs are pretty lax. I would guess that you you have a bunch of junk running in the background slowing the machine down. Especially on XP. What anti virus are you running?
Your card should be capable of that game, ram would be the cheapest upgrade for it.
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Norton Antivirus is what i use. Attached is a printscreen of a normal performance check on it in fact.

but yeah i think your suggestion is right that i need to get more RAM. now i just need to figure out which type to buy

appreciate the help Joo

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Norton is a resource [bleep]. Try AVG.
whats the model number on your computer?
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If that's an "Alienware AREA-51 7500 Desktop", I'd go ahead and max it out with 4GB worth of DDR2 PC2-8500:

http://www.crucial.c...el=AREA-51 7500
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Norton is a resource [bleep]. Try AVG.
whats the model number on your computer?



[bleep], i just bought Norton so i may have to wait to change
system is an Alienware AREA-51 7500 Desktop
i may do what Spyware recommended and buy 3 gigs to max out my system. i think im going to try to order and install them myself. ive heard installing memory is fairly easy to do so hopefully i dont screw it up

Thanks again for the help guys
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What game are you playing? have you tried http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html ?
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Youll have to purchase 2x 1GB or 2x 2GB sticks to add to your current setup. they should be relatively inexpensive. Check these out - corsair is the good stuff
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Those look like they would work great
So all i would do after getting buying those sticks is insert them into the memory module slot in my computer and i would be good to go?
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What game are you playing? have you tried http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html ?



Recenlty ive been playing a sandbox pvp MMO called Darkfall. if youre into that type of game its the best around http://www.darkfallo....com/index.html
Is that program completely free to use?

just found the updated driver version for my video card using gameboost, should help me a lot

Edited by daveyman, 26 November 2010 - 12:57 PM.

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Also remember that a 32 bit OS will only utilize 3.5 gigs of memory at best. Looking at you specs is that what you have?
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Also remember that a 32 bit OS will only utilize 3.5 gigs of memory at best. Looking at you specs is that what you have?



checking my system info it says Available Virtual Memory is 1.96 gigs. is that what youre talking about?
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