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    Default Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    In my fully modded, super Oblivion, with all the crap, 1680x1050, tons of plants and trees, whats holding me back right now is... ram . I'm realizing it right now, I'm getting 20 fps because I only have 2 gigs of ram

    The ol' signs of low ram is quite evident... As I play Oblivion, it gets slower. If I leave Oblivion early, programs run a bit slowly. If I come back to Oblivion, IT'S slower. If I play oblivion too long, I end up with a lovely fps of 9 and when I leave, programs hardly open and I gotta reset.

    It's not a ram problem (as in, defective ram), everything else plays perfectly fine. Nothing else does this. It's Oblivion, and people who buy Crysis are going to quickly find out how wrong the general population is to think 2 gigs of ram is all you'll need.

    2 gigs will still be fine for a little while, for business use, most programs, hell, medium/low settings for Crysis. But high settings, and anything after Crysis, and...
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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    You don't have a dx10 gpu though...
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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    The introduction of Vista plus the new DX10 cards I fear are going to bring memory prices to obscene levels.

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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    Sounds like a memory leak, not just a RAM limitation.

    Either way, a single process under 32bit Windows is limited to 2GB of RAM max, so going with more than 3GB of RAM won't help anything except multitasking.
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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    Why not just check you task manager and see how much ram you are actually using?

    Just because one game uses alot of ram doesn't mean every game is going to use a lot of ram. Oblivion is not Crysis.

    Choice of video card and secondly, amount of onboard video card memory will determine what graphics settings you can run a game at. Running out of ram doesn't slowly drop your frame rates over time, it causes pauses and stutters due to hard drive access.
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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    Oh when it starts dropping to 9 fps it starts pausing and stuttering.

    it takes two hours for it to do that.

    After I play for 2-3 hours, pc has gotta reboot.

    And Oblivion is not Crysis. I'm looking at Crysis right now, and shiver. If this is giving me trouble, what will Crysis do?

    The big wigs are saying get 4 gigs of ram. I think it's time people stopped ignoring them...


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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    Who are the "big wigs".

    Far Cry looks better than BF2, yet needs less ram. Looks aren't an indicator of system ram needs/usage.

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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zellio View Post
    Oh when it starts dropping to 9 fps it starts pausing and stuttering.

    it takes two hours for it to do that.

    After I play for 2-3 hours, pc has gotta reboot.
    Sounds like your GPU is overheating and underclocking itself. I can play Oblivion just fine on 1GB of ram for hours. Not that I want to anymore, but I used to.

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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    I've ran heat tests... At most it goes up to 50-60c (I'm really guessing, I haven't seen it go up super high). I leave oblivion and it's still the same clocks.

    It's definately a ram issue. No doubt about that.

    Oh, and Vista will require lots more.

    Everyone has to make their own choice though. If you want to say 2 gigs of ram is perfectly fine, be my guest. If you find out it isn't, well...
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    Default Re: Forget the recommended settings of Crysis. 2 gigs of ram has already hit it's peak.

    You know, I hear a lot of people always saying "Vista will require this much of RAM, blah, blah, blah..."

    I ran Vista for nearly 6 months, including the terrible Beta 2, much better RC1, and the pretty stable RC2. I only have 1GB of RAM and I never had a problem. It was faster than XP in a lot of ways. The computer booted faster, programs opened faster, everything seemed faster, even though my memory usage did go up. Vista will technically run on 512MB, so if 2GB is not enough, then your standards are way too high. Of course my interest in Vista has diminished to practically 0 (I'm sticking with Linux as much as possible now), but still, it's not going to be the huge resource killer like everyone makes out. 1 gig is fine and 2 gigs is more than enough.

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