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Will simply adding RAM and changing the GPU speed up my PC?

#1JJkulPosted 10/10/2013 11:01:00 AM(edited)
I know that the best option is upgrade the CPU, but more RAM and a GPU upgrade would help somewhat, right?


My current rig can almost play Team Fortress 2 satisfactorily (and that's all I'm looking for for the next few months until I move to Korea and get a laptop, or go to the cheap PC cafes everywhere), but not quite. Rather than upgrading the CPU, I'd prefer to just upgrade the GPU and add some RAM.
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#2PhilOnDezPosted 10/10/2013 11:02:46 AM
More ram might help if you're constantly capping it out, if you already have 4 gigs or more it probably won't help. As for the GPU, it should make games run better but it won't speed up your system any.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 10/10/2013 11:02:59 AM
GPU will help in games.
RAM will help only if you are running out.
Running out of RAM in a game is usually characterized by stuttering and very long load times.
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#4JJkul(Topic Creator)Posted 10/10/2013 11:48:33 AM
Alright, thanks. Since as I said I only need a slight boost, it sounds like this can work.
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#5gsf4lyfePosted 10/10/2013 11:52:34 AM
What are your current specs?
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