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Old 07-14-2004, 11:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Loading times will be quicker, but sorry to say that I doubt it will improve in game-real time performance.
game performance will improve the more ram you have.

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Old 07-15-2004, 12:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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if the game takes up a lot of RAM, and the total RAM used is more than 512MB, you're using a paging file which will slow down the game. in this case an upgrade of RAM would increase the performance, otherwise it would just depend on whether you run dual channel; I think some s754 motherboards can run dual channel even though the CPU hasn't got a dual channel controller like the 939's and 940's, because the motherboard can be made with one

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Old 07-15-2004, 03:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Actually, FarCry is the first game that takes advantage of 256 M video cards and 1 G RAM if available so yes you would see a difference. How much is another question. My guess would be a few fps but not much.
You can also increase your fps slightly by doing the following:
Start the game then hit contl+alt to go to windows.
Hit contl + alt + del (winxp) to enter windows task manager.
locate the FarCry process and right click on it.
change its priority to high instead of normal.
This should give you a slight improvement. It gave me around 5fps when I played it
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The gig of ram will make it run smoother, while the video card will give you more FPS.

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i would think that ur additional 512 megs should make a dif. in frame stability
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Okay... Perfect. The RAM that I need has been backordered anyway for a while... But when I can, I am going to get an additional 512 Mb... Perhaps even an additional Gig!

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Old 07-15-2004, 03:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i've heard it isn't a good idea to mix RAM, ie, one stick of 512 and one stick of a gig. i've heard it messes with the speed i little...correct me though if i'm wrong.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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it wont let you run in dual channel because the two sticks are different but otherwise its fine especially if his mb doesnt support dual channel anyway.

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