View Full Version : can cheap slow memory hurt performnce?

08-30-07, 04:33 PM
ok first my system is a opteron 180 2gig 4 stick of 512 memory and a 8800gts and windows vista. i just upgrade from a x1950gt did a clean install did some benchmark i got around 9000 in 35mark05 and 7000 in 3dmark06. but my games dont play all that much better then my x1950gt. my friend said i will get better fps if i get better memory im using slow value memory in dual channel vista scores the memory 4.0. soo my question if i get better faster memory will it help any?

08-30-07, 05:43 PM
No, but a new CPU will do wonders here.

08-30-07, 05:51 PM
What games are you trying to play? Overall you should notice a decent jump even with the cpu/ram combo you have. As long as you have 2 gigs of ram it should work decent regardless of the speed.

08-30-07, 05:53 PM
yes, but you have to spends hundreds of dollars for just a few percent improvements for games.