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post #11 of 17
Memory isn't as noticeable as a faster cpu or gpu, you really only see the difference in things that give a total time or score of some kind. Performance does increase but most gamers don't see much if any difference, benchmarking scores/times can be better, folding PPD can go up a bit, a long encode can finish a bit faster, etc. but it doesn't make a night & day difference like a better cpu.
    
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It's fun though, and why leavve components at stock? Leave that for Tomm's hardware biggrin.gif
right FtW?
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

Memory isn't as noticeable as a faster cpu or gpu.

I meant its more noticeable then overclocking the cpu or gpu. Also I would say that running a Intel i5 3570k combined with high speed memory is better and faster then going with a 3770k and cheap ram.

If there is one thing I have noticed consistently since I have started building computers, its that good RAM makes a huge difference. Its often overlooked but it can be one of the biggest bottlenecks for a cpu.

I mean whats the point of having a CPU that can process crunch numbers fast but cant read or right them to memory just as fast lol.
Edited by RogueRAZR - 1/9/13 at 10:01pm
post #14 of 17
In practical use (not benchmarks) the CPU memory overclock doesn't really make much difference though, unlike with GPUs. Overclocking the CPU speed is much more effective than overclocking the memory, at least with Sandy and Ivy. AMD might be different, and fast RAM helps the iGPU, but that's about all.
Edited by Forceman - 1/9/13 at 10:08pm
post #15 of 17
I have found that overclocking memory has little effect on the maximum frame rate of a game, but it does have significant effects on the minimum rate, increasingit aanywhere from 25-250 percent. This is a huge benefit, as two systems averaging 60fps may sound like they will behave identically, but if one hasa minimum fps of 10 and tthe other 20, that's the difference between stuttering and not.
   
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post #16 of 17
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System memory does't have too much of an affect on increasing FPS.
Which makes sense because the game uses the gpu to render the frames.

It will only have an effect on the number crunching side of things. This would be noticed most on the minimum frame rate just like the guy above said. It also makes a big improvement in games that use lots of cpu and system resources. For example, you will notice a very large performance difference in Arma 2 particularly around large AI battles. This is because the Arma engine uses cpu resources to make all the AI calculations. Computers with slow ram will get frame skipping and hitching because the gpu has to wait for the information about AI calculations from ram. While computers with fast ram will run generally smoother and with a higher minimum fps as the game does not have to wait as long for the information.
post #17 of 17
It would also allow the system memory to transfer to the GPU much more quickly, alleviating any bottleneck betweentthe twoccomponents.
   
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