john969123641036 10 okt 2013 om 2:05nm
skyrim cap 3.1 gb ram
if skyrim is capped at 3.1gb ram ,How is adding more ram going to make any difference????
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Xandurz 10 okt 2013 om 2:07nm 
Adding more RAM where?
MikuCore 10 okt 2013 om 2:16nm 
it should improve your performance a little bit...
but if you have 4 gb ram anyway, you wont notice too much
supermegasupermega 10 okt 2013 om 2:17nm 
If you have 8Gb adding more ram probably wouldn't make a difference as long as you have 3.1GB's available to Skyrim after the OS and background programs are loaded. If you have only 4GB's of ram adding more ram could improve performance.

Adding more ram is not a bad idea and will improve performance in different situations or can help with multitasking if you have different programs running at once.
Incunabulum 10 okt 2013 om 8:31nm 
Origineel geplaatst door john969123641036:
if skyrim is capped at 3.1gb ram ,How is adding more ram going to make any difference????

Uhm, well its not. And the 3.1 Gb cap is for memory used for textures - the remaining .9 Gb is used for the game itself.
Dr. Shocks . DO 10 okt 2013 om 8:48nm 
Origineel geplaatst door john969123641036:
if skyrim is capped at 3.1gb ram ,How is adding more ram going to make any difference????
If you only have 2 GB of ram [and we can only assume since you didn't give any info], then adding ram to your computer can make a difference
Xandurz 11 okt 2013 om 3:00vm 
Origineel geplaatst door john969123641036:
Hope this helps

Standing near the solitude docks and looking at physical memory Performance as follows

total 4087
cached 1331 to 1174
Available 1322 to 1178
Free 55 to 0
The green memory box says 2.82gb

monitor 1360 x768
anti is 8
anistopic 16
High settings
16.9 ratio

^ Available memory is what you got left for the game, the data in the "green" box shows your memory usage for background and foreground services.
And free is what you will use for the game to render new stuff (55-0 is just a 0, and I know it's not "render" per-se but am too lazy to remember the correct wording)

At least 1 more stick of 4GB wouldn't hurt here and would increase your overall performance :P
boogyman1421 11 okt 2013 om 3:11vm 
Check out CTD and Memory patch ENBoost here http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/38649/? and follow every instuction to the tee.
Incunabulum 11 okt 2013 om 7:59vm 
Skyrim will only use 4 Gb of RAM (not video card memory) due to a limitation of 32 bit programs.

Because Skyrim is a Dx9 game, video textures are mirrored in RAM and eat up most of the memory the game can access.

Having more than 4 Gb of RAM will not give you any benefit, having more *VRAM* (from your video card) will. At least up to a practical limit - when you're averaging 90+ FPS additional speed isn't really worth paying for.
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