With my ageing graphics card, meagre 16gig of ram and dcs chucking out a resource intensive map. The Bogusmachine is wobbling under the strain.
So after the joys of viewing the new map, the new rain effects (which are a stroke of utter egenius), my computer chokes on its own 1’s and 0’s and slowly grinds itself into a stupor.
It is with this amazing scenery and subsequent amazing lack of performance after half an hours play that my wallet was heft open. Now 32 gigs of generic but not cheap ram lighter in the back pocket, I think all my woes are now ended.
Fast forward to day of delivery of said ram. Looking forward to a simple installation and happiness, a thought crosses my mind.
I am operating windows 7 home premium…
For the uninitiated, this operating system is locked to 16 gig of ram…
I really must look into things before i go into impulsive mode.
Thanks very much for the offer @komemiute. But i have just finished installing win 10. so i should be able to use it all now…
Just slapping my forehead as i didn’t think and now mucking about new operating system. I would ideally like a new install of the OS as well to clear out the bloatware and ensure everything is ok. But i will get back to that later.
@Fridge, @Navynuke99 is correct. Win 7 64 bit home premium only lets you have 16gig. I could have upgraded to win 7 professional which lets you have 32 gig of ram. But it was cheaper and smarter to go for windows 10 as the win 7 OS’s are getting dated.
@Navynuke99 PM sent about upgrading OS. It may surprise you to know. But all working now. No problems with ram, or operating system and DCS runs fine now.
I also just read recently about price-fixing from the big 3 RAM manufacturers that seems to be the reason prices are so high (again). I’m curious to see how that plays out, as apparently a few countries have started filing anti-trust suits.
Well frankly I’m glad you started this thread @Bogusheadbox. I’ve been thinking of upgrading my RAM but was unsure yet if my old system could handle it. From what I’m reading here from those gifted coders among us, I should be fine if I decide to purchase extra RAM and bring it up to 32gig. I’m going to be purchasing a new computer in about a year and a half and don’t yet want to get rid of this one quite yet since it works well.
My current, old system is:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz
ASUSTeK Computer INC. Maximus IV Extreme
Still haven’t decided though but sounds like maybe I might have to upgrade RAM with this new map.
Yeah, that is what I"m aware of as well in terms of the graphics card. I’m currently running a GeForce GTX 970 with 4GB of RAM and really do not anticipate upgrading this graphics card. Only thinking of motherboard RAM. I guess time will tell and maybe I’ll just pull the trigger on a new system earlier than planned. We’ll see.