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Hi everyone, I was thinking of upgrading my ram from 8GB to 16GB 1600MHZ either Kingston/Crucial as my current ram usage is at always at 4GB now. Will upgrading make a lot of difference in the performance of the PC and will it improve the game play for GTA V as I am currently having massive lag with this game? 

 

Thank you in advance.

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Unless you are running out of RAM, more RAM won't make anything faster. When hitting 50% usage Windows will start to page to the disk a bit more than low usage, but not much and you likely won't notice any improvement.

 

Faster memory can make a difference in some games, but in most it doesn't. By far the dominating factor is the graphics card. What is your graphics card?

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Thanks for the fast reply Khenglish, I'm using an Intel Core i7 2670QM and the stock Geforce GTX 555M. I know this is a horrible graphic card compared to the ones that are coming out at the moment like the 1080 FA lol.

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Yeah your problem is definitely the graphics card. Forget RAM.

 

Is it at least the 144 shader version, or the 96 shader? The 144 is still decent if you overclock it, especially if it has GDDR5 too.

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On 7/7/2016 at 11:43 AM, Khenglish said:

Yeah your problem is definitely the graphics card. Forget RAM.

 

Is it at least the 144 shader version, or the 96 shader? The 144 is still decent if you overclock it, especially if it has GDDR5 too.

 

I can see I'm using the 144 shader version but only GDDR3 :(, can i still overclock my system and if so. How do i do that? Please advise.

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Check using HwInfo as to make sure that your CPU is not throttling and that your CPU speeds are not locked, most likely that you're getting lags because of overheating.

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