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hi everyone,
am new on this forum.. i've i7 4790k and gtx 1070 and 8gb RAM.. so i wanna ask if my ram bottleneck my gpu or cpu .. so should i add another 8gb or what ? does this has bad effect in gaming ? 

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Ram quantity and ram speed are different things. You need to look at your usage to decide how much is optimal. As for speed... how is the existing ram configured? Is it a single 8GB module, or two 4GB? Running two sticks in dual channel mode will double your memory bandwidth over a single stick. How much it matters again depends on what you do with it.

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Yes I'd add another 8gb of ram, while most games still work fine on 8gb after you bump up the virtual memory/page file, I did have issues in some like Mirror's Edge Catalyst that would stutter like hell until crash and only got resolved with 16gb of ram, during gameplay I see total system ram usage around 10gb.

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10 minutes ago, porina said:

Ram quantity and ram speed are different things. You need to look at your usage to decide how much is optimal. As for speed... how is the existing ram configured? Is it a single 8GB module, or two 4GB? Running two sticks in dual channel mode will double your memory bandwidth over a single stick. How much it matters again depends on what you do with it.

 thank you for your answer. Porina, I have 1x8GB XPG ADATA 1600 .. I play ac: origins and the game satture a lot and lag

 

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4 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Yes I'd add another 8gb of ram, while most games still work fine on 8gb after you bump up the virtual memory/page file, I did have issues in some like Mirror's Edge Catalyst that would stutter like hell until crash and only got resolved with 16gb of ram, during gameplay I see total system ram usage around 10gb.

same for me !! even ac : orifins sutter like hell when am playin so may ram i think cause in gaming it took only 5gb and my gpu 70% with 50fps when in others players the game took 8 gb 

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Just now, radhwene said:

same for me !! even ac : orifins sutter like hell when am playin so may ram i think cause in gaming it took only 5gb and my gpu 70% with 50fps when in others players the game took 8 gb 

One thing I realized is that sometimes when you play a game that will use more ram but only has 8gb of ram in the system it will stay around 7 seeming like ram is not the issue but when you do add to 16gb total you'll see now 9~10gb usage without changing any thing else, so might seem more ram wasn't needed while it was.

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Just now, RandomGuy13 said:

Depends on the kind of things that you are doing. I would strongly recommend getting 16GB of ram. You can always buy 2x4GB sticks of ram now, then buy the same kit again to make 16GB.

i've 1x8GB

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2 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

One thing I realized is that sometimes when you play a game that will use more ram but only has 8gb of ram in the system it will stay around 7 seeming like ram is not the issue but when you do add to 16gb total you'll see now 9~10gb usage without changing any thing else, so might seem more ram wasn't needed while it was.

please watch my test video and see the performance and tell me whats wrong in my case 
i7 4790k 4.6GHZ
GTX 1070 

8GB RAM 

 

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Just now, RandomGuy13 said:

That is perhaps even better, since if you buy a the same kit again to make two sticks, you will be running them in duel channel which is faster. Mainstream CPUs perform faster with 2 sticks rathern than 1 or 4

so i i'll buy another 8GB same frequence.. do u think this wd help me in gaming ? 
 

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AC Origins is the ram for sure, CPU also gets hammered on this game so close all side and background applications when playing it, DDU in safe mode and reinstall the GPU drivers fresh new always good to do to ensure the GPU is working as optimal as it can.

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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1 minute ago, Princess Cadence said:

AC Origins is the ram for sure, CPU also gets hammered on this game so close all side and background applications when playing it, DDU in safe mode and reinstall the GPU drivers fresh new always good to do to ensure the GPU is working as optimal as it can.

all the application are closed here .. but the 100% cpu usage its beause the DRM of ubisoft .. she implemented another layer with Denuvo .. 
here is the link

http://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-says-assassins-creed-origins-high-cpu-usage-is-not-due-to-drm/

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