Originally Posted by BlueAsylum
games such as STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl would experience very low frames at certain parts of the game, such as the interior of the ship at the start of the game.
So I kind of wonder whether or not if I need to upgrade to an 8GB, or if it's some other problem with my system.
The entire STALKER series runs on a single threaded game engine.
A singlecore 3ghz will get the same FPS with a quadcore 3ghz.
so all the cores of that phenom is wasted, its like you are using a Sempron when playing stalker.
You can see for yourself.
Open the task manager while playing and you will see 1st core at 100%, 2nd core at 20%, 3rd and 4th at 0%