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Will more ram help cpu usage

Yeah, adding more ram probably won't lower CPU usage. Often people are more concerned about games not using 100% CPU ..

Switching to dual channel RAM , either 2x4 or 2x8 GB, would improve the performance a bit, but not too much.

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My pc is:

I5 6500

1x8 gb ram 2133mhz

gtx 10603gb (I am playing esport titles 720p and everything on low )

MSI B150m pro vdh motherboard 

 

Recently a couple of friends got me into comp fortnite (yeah I know fortnite ) and I can't even get consistent 100 fps at 720p everything low .

My cpu is always around 95 - 100 % and my fps is going from 100 - 60 sometimes even lower which makes the game unplayable .

 

 

 

I don't have the opportunity to build a new pc so I was wondering if more ram is going to help .

 

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imho the biggest bottleneck in your setup is cpu, so no, more ram won't help much.

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Yeah, adding more ram probably won't lower CPU usage. Often people are more concerned about games not using 100% CPU ..

Switching to dual channel RAM , either 2x4 or 2x8 GB, would improve the performance a bit, but not too much.


... but I'm no expert

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You could look at what else is using up your precious CPU cycles, other than fortnite, and turn them off


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running dual channel may give you more performance, though i doubt it will help with CPU usage.


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dual channel memory will increase memory throughput and decrease the time it takes to move data to and from the memory in essence.

it will have a small impact on cpu usage, but not a great amount.


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Fortnite maxxed 1080p takes about 10gb of ram. That's all I can help you with.


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