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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

If I increase my RAM on my computer from 256 to 512 or 1024, how great of an effect will I notice in FS. I Have a Laptop 30Gig, P4 M 1.8ghz, 256RAM, Nvidia g card

Will I have a smoother transition if I turn up all my settings to max? Or will I experience the constant screen jumping when going through cloud formations or landing?

Thanks NASOCEANA!


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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

With that speed of Processor, then i doubt it. There may be a slight increase with 512MB or 1024MB but FS isn't best played on a P4 1.8GHz. (Not saying it won't work, just slower)

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

I would estimate a 15-20% increase in overall PC performance if you doubled the RAM to 512mb and probably a 20-25% increase in overall performance if you quadrupled to 1024mb.

There are massive differences in graphics cards - generally (although not always) laptops are designed for business applications and the graphics card is not that good.

This may be your problem. Also, some graphics cards "eat" into the normal system RAM - so you may think you have 256Mb, but your graphics card is using anything up to 64Mb of this - meaning you have less than 200mb to play with. If your laptop does this - and it has windows XP - believe me - PUT MORE RAM IN. I recently upgraded a laptop (similar to the one described above) and it increased it's speed by (I would estimate) 80%

Hope this helps



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User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

hey there.

a tad off topic, but how do you bring up that screen that gives ur RAM info, graphic card info, n all that?

thanks!

flyingKangaroo



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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Quoting FlyingKangaroo (Reply 3):
how do you bring up that screen that gives ur RAM info, graphic card info, n all that?

If you windows XP

Click: Start - My Computer - View System Information
This should display the computer specs

Graphics card
Click Start - Control Panel - Other Control Panel Options

Hope this helps

NASOCEANA!



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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

Quoting FlyingKangaroo (Reply 3):

Go to Start, then select Run and then type in:

dxdiag

and then click ok.

That will display a whole load of info you want about your PC.

Thanks
Mike

EDIT: Gives more detailed info about your PC than the info in the post above ^

[Edited 2005-10-20 18:57:30]

User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Thanks for the help! I think I will add more RAM as it will help my laptop all around.

Is there one type of RAM stick better than another?

NASOCEANA!



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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 5):
Gives more detailed info about your PC than the info

Didn't know about that but thinks also!

Regards
NASOCEANA



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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

Quoting NASOCEANA (Reply 7):

No probs, that is what all of the I.T. guys/gals use when they check a PC. It's worth knowing, because it gives Software Version numbers etc.

Thanks
Mike


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