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Brandon Watson May 26, 2004, 06:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Right now I have 512 mb of PC 3200 RAM. If I upgraded to 1024 mb of RAM, would there be any noticeable improvement in my Far Cry frame rates?

I am running the game on 1024 by 768 with medium to high settings on a Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro.

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adam wilson May 26, 2004, 08:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
dont think it would be too noticeable as you have a good cpu, memory and a great video card.

it would be far more noticeable if you had a crap system with low memory and cpu.

although doubling your memory never hurt anyone. Just think, do you really need it????

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Supreet Virdi May 26, 2004, 08:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
Brandon i think ur 3dmark2001 is very low compared to your system specs...i got more points than you...while earlier i was using 9800pro...and yes u gonna see improvement if your upgrade your ram....prolly loading time will decrease by good margin

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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
u have top of the line gear dude, so i wouldnt be worried about them synthetic benchmarks.

the truth test is how it performs ingame. A fsb800 CPU with a top of the line card like 9800pro will run smoothly at 1078x728/85hz no problems at all. i dont know what other setting you have but the 9800pro should allow u 16x AF and maybe 4x FSAA. Reducing FSAA will give better performance

personally i would buy a good monitor and have less FSAA but increase the resolution a bit

PS. ram prices have rocketed so u might wanna wait a little. it will give u more general computing speed. but u might only see 1-3 fps increase

tom May 26, 2004, 12:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
Yes, yes, yes and yes. 1GB of RAM should really be a standard these days. With all the games I play on my PC, I notice how much smoother everything runs with 1GB RAM. It makes a huge difference. It makes NO difference how fast your CPU or RAM is. You can't make up for capacity with speed in a PC. 1GB is minimum for a good games PC in my opinion.

Kitcdu May 27, 2004, 10:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
Definitly

Michael A. May 27, 2004, 10:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
Of course, more RAM is always better. Just make sure to by the same kind as before to insure stability and compatibility. A game of FarCry really could use that extra boost. I have 512 MBs and I can still run FarCry but it can be laggy sometimes. I think 1 GB of RAM would improve my performance as well as yours.

Althought I can schoch by with 512 MBs for now I will want 1 GB when stuff like Doom III starts coming out.

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Will Olson II Jun 05, 2004, 06:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
With a game like FarCry probably most other applications and other things you do no unless you use like FinalCut type software or Photoshop. But FarCry was designed so terriably not many Videocards can run it correctly and it eats up all your RAM. Cool game shoulda been held a little longer so it could of been optimized better not just put out to beat DOOM3.

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Lawrence Heffernan Jun 05, 2004, 07:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
I have to agree, 1GB makes Doom 3 Alpha fly (comparitvely), now I'm waiting for the final for deathmatch

Xris Jun 05, 2004, 10:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
I noticed a HUGE jump when I upgraded from 512MB to 1GB and upgraded from a 128MB FX5900 to a 256MB FX5900. So all I did was doubled my system and video memory and easily got an average of 20FPS more. All new games with awesome graphics Doom III, HL2, Far Cry, and such don't REQUIRE 1GB, but they should. If you want all the nice details you need it. 512MB was standard 3 years ago when I was running a brand NEW XP1600+. 1GB is the new standard along with 256MB video cards.

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alex n Jun 06, 2004, 12:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
ABSOLUTELY YES!!!.
Getting more memory is never regretable. My personal expeirences have proved that.! as u look at my system specs. It has 1gb of hella fast RAM. I just upgraded it from my old crappy 512Mb Muskin PC3200 I always got lags when playing BF1942 with those RAMs. but after getting more and better RAM my PC runs like a charm without any problems and i can o'ced my P4 even more... I love my baby computer Heheheeh LOL..its down here ....

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Zeus Jun 06, 2004, 07:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
It did for me.

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S C Jul 12, 2004, 04:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
it did for me too - before, it was choppy and laggy, now, superb!!!




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Michael A. Jul 12, 2004, 04:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
I played through Far Cry with 512 MBs and it ran fine - once I finally got the game working after all the initial troubles it gave me. I guess 1 GB wouldn't hurt but right now I don't think I really need it. Sure I'd take it but I'm too broke to buy that when I'm looking to build an Athlon 64 for replacement anyways.

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Gamerz Jul 12, 2004, 05:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
I too am in a similar situation. I currently have one 512MB stick of Corsair XMS DDR400 PC3200 RAM. Would adding another and running them in dual channel make a difference to loading times of Windows as well as to games?

Gamerz
Josh Butler Jul 12, 2004, 01:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
Yes, a gb of high quality ram in dual channel would help with perforance alot.

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Michael C Jul 12, 2004, 01:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
yep it would.

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Michael C Jul 12, 2004, 01:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
1gb ram is noticably better when compared to 512mb. It loads games, opening programs, whatevery you faster. In Farcry and other games, you will get optimal performance of your system in games. You will especially notice big areas run smoother.

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Josh Butler Jul 12, 2004, 02:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
Yea, in the huge outdoor levels is probably going to be where the 512mb of ram is going to hurt you.

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grant fanning Jul 12, 2004, 03:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i also think 1 gig of ram should be the gaming standard these days. I notice a very small difference in FPS with far cry, but it doesnt take as long to boot up or exit the game, I can even ALT+TAB over to windows almost seemlessly.

overall system performance really benefits

Gamerz Jul 12, 2004, 03:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Would upgrading from 512 mb RAM to 1024 mb of RAM noticably improve my performance in Far Cry ?
I think that RAM is hurting my performance in general. My loading times are increadibly long (45 seconds from power on to logon screen). I have 200MB of background apps running constantly though, because I don't only use my computer for games.

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