Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:49pm
IS MY RAM BOTTLENECKING MY CPU AND GPU
pc specs:

GPU: evga gtx 770

CPU: amd fx 8350 eight core processor

MEMORY 16gb ram 1333 mhz

CURRENT RESOLUSION: 1280 X 1024, 60HZ

DRIVER VERSION: 337.50

OPERATING SYSTEM: windows 7 64 bit
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HBZK100 Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:56pm 
It might a little but it shouldn't be noticeable.
Bad-Motha Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:56pm 
Doubtful at that resolution.
Why such powerful hardware, yet u play @ that res on 4:3 screen?
Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:57pm 
i was recommended to go for 1866mhz
HBZK100 Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:57pm 
Originally posted by Bad-Motha:
Doubtful at that resolution.
Why such powerful hardware, yet u play @ that res on 4:3 screen?

What i'm wondering aswell.
HBZK100 Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by kylemilligan1234:
i was recommended to go for 1866mhz

Unless you have a apu, 1600mhz for gaming is plenty. You can see on youtube and other sites, benchmarks that show extra speedy memory doesn't do anything.
Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:58pm 
dont know about 4:3

Unless you have a apu, 1600mhz for gaming is plenty. You can see on youtube and other sites, benchmarks that show extra speedy memory doesn't do anything.

APU?
Last edited by rotNdude; Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:26am
Astraea Kisaragi Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:02pm 
Nope. GPU has it's own RAM, and RAM frequency has very little impact on the CPU power itself. Even the slowest RAM modules will be faster as any other part of your system.
Also 16GB is more than enough, you would be totally fine even with 8.

If you are bottlenecking yourself with something, is the desktop resolution. 5:4 aspect cannot be called modern anymore. I would suggest to get a new widescreen monitor before upgrading any part in the mobo.
Last edited by Astraea Kisaragi; Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:04pm
Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:04pm 


Originally posted by akiranyo:
Nope. GPU has it's own RAM, and RAM frequency has itself very little impact on the CPU power itself. Even the lowest RAM modules will be faster as any other part of your system.
Also 16GB is more than enough, you would be totally fine even with 8.

If you are bottlenecking yourself with something, is the desktop resolution. 5:4 aspect cannot be called modern anymore. I would suggest to get a new widescreen monitor before upgrading any part in the mobo.

so 1080p monitor?
Bad-Motha Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
Originally posted by kylemilligan1234:
dont know about 4:3

I mean u have a nice system, it wasn't cheap...
Why u playing @ 1280x1024???
Why not upgrade your display to 1080p or something like that.
Rest of ur system specs are fine.
Astraea Kisaragi Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
Depends on your budget. With a GTX 770 not even a 27" - 2560x1440 monitor sounds impossible. In the case that you have the cash and enough space to place it, cause they are really huge.

But of course even a 1920x1080 - let's say 24" would be a big jump over your current.
Last edited by Astraea Kisaragi; Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:08pm
Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:10pm 
Originally posted by akiranyo:
Depends on your budget. With a GTX 770 not even a 27" - 2560x1440 monitor sounds impossible. In the case that you have the cash and enough space to place it, cause they are really huge.

But of course even a 1920x1080 - let's say 24" would be a huge jump over your current.

so my pc performance should be alot better with a 1080p monitor?

just came from console
Last edited by rotNdude; Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:27am
Bad-Motha Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:13pm 
Then just plug your PC into HDTV via HDMI.
Enjoy the visuals a GTX 770 can provide!
Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:15pm 
Originally posted by Bad-Motha:
Then just plug your PC into HDTV via HDMI.
Enjoy the visuals a GTX 770 can provide!

is it hdm1 wire 1080p monitors take?

Astraea Kisaragi Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:16pm 
1280x1024 = 1 310 720 pixels
1920x1080 = 2 073 600 pixels

Nope, actually you performace will be a bit slower, due it must more pixels to display. Though I would not worry about this with a GTX 770. You should play any game with max settings on this card even on 1080p.

Here doesn't goes about performance but about visuals. Current games are designed for widescreen, there will be simply more stuff on your screen and it will be sharper, prettier.
Your current screen chops down or deforms and doesnt shows the true picture.
Last edited by Astraea Kisaragi; Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:39pm
Walter White Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
Originally posted by akiranyo:
1280x1024 = 1 310 720 pixels
1920x1080 = 2 073 600 pixels

Nope, actually you performace will be a bit slower, due it must be more pixels to display. Though I would not worry about this with a GTX 770. You should play any game with max setting on this card even on 1080p.

Here doesn't goes about performance but about visuals. Current games are designed for widescreen, there will be simply more stuff on your screen and it will be sharper, prettier.
Your currents screen chops down or deforms and doesnt shows the true picture.

get 1866 mhz ram and get 1080p monitor and i should be ok for gaming wise?
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