General Computer Discussion Aug 21, 2016 12:18:44 GMT
Post by harvey on Aug 21, 2016 12:18:44 GMT
Aug 21, 2016 7:55:47 GMT @t1spork said:
Yup, my RAM probably holding me as back. 8GB isn't enough for me, it runs at near 50% usage with only Chrome and Steam on.
Aug 21, 2016 7:16:53 GMT @harvey said:Hmm. It's been a while since I fired up Fallout 4 but I remember the performance being a bit shaky at launch, especially in the cities. I've heard that GTA V can be a memory hog under certain conditions, so I wonder if your 8GB of RAM is the culprit? What does task manager tell you? As for modded Skyrim, remember that you mod games at your own risk, and some of those graphics mods are known to have a huge impact on performance (I tried some of them out, sure enough they brought my PC to its knees)... OTOH Skyrim is an old ass game, and it might well be a case of poor single core performance for both of us.
In Skyrim, I noticed my lag was only in cities, so I removed some city mods I installed and it helped. It was most noticeable when looking at both Whiterun and the Throat of the World from outside Whiterun, but it turns out that everyone's FPS dies there.
I also recently found out my motherboard only supports speeds of up to 1866MHz, so my 2400MHz RAM isn't being used to its full potential. Additionally, my CPU cooler blocked 2 of my memory slots, despite being advertised of having a "compact dimension", so I can't really upgrade to more RAM.
Well if you MUST buy memory with absurdly tall heatsinks...
Still, it's a common complaint, and I agree it's a bit of a design flaw. Either motherboard manufacturers need to put more space between the memory slots and the CPU socket (the hard way of solving the problem), or CPU cooler manufacturers need to accommodate builds with tall RAM (the easy way).
That fan is detachable though, and I don't see the harm in shifting it up by a centimetre or so. Looking at that picture, the fan isn't directly centered on the heatsink anyway. As long as most of the heatsink is covered your temps shouldn't be affected too badly. Experiment.