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Old 11-20-2017, 07:48 AM   #1
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Upgrade RAM or SSD?


Whenever I tried to play Cities Skylines the 6 GB RAM is fully filled. I am wondering whether RAM or SSD would be the best solution. I am planning on building the computer in the future so I thought at least I can reuse the SSD in the new build.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 07:54 AM   #2
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Whenever I tried to play Cities Skylines the 6 GB RAM is fully filled.
It is not a real problem - based on system requirements. http://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-s...roduct-details. But you need to close (almost) every other app. Probably swap is in use, that will definitely slow down the game.

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I am wondering whether RAM or SSD would be the best solution. I am planning on building the computer in the future so I thought at least I can reuse the SSD in the new build.
If you have no enough RAM you need to buy RAM. SSD will not help you. You can reuse your SSD, that is not a problem, but probably you ought to buy (at least) 8 GB RAM.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:06 AM   #3
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https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c02458055 is my motherboard. Can you recommend the best RAM option for this chipset?
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:32 AM   #4
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tyw7,

As pan64 suggests, you need to have at least 8GB RAM {PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)}.

Your motherboard supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit systems (DIMMs run at DDR3-1066).

The more the merrier, subject to budget of course.

Note: Due to AMD limitation, DDR3-1333 modules will run at 1066 MHz if three or more modules are installed.

Last edited by beachboy2; 11-20-2017 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:35 AM   #5
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Would there be a benefit of buying 1333 card?

What happen if I run it as with 2 ram in dual config and a higher capacity on a single card?
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:37 AM   #6
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The recommended RAM for the playing the game is 6GB so being filled up is probably expected but not necessarily a bad thing. linux will normally use as much RAM as it can but if you have other applications running then you might be using more swap then usual which could slow down the game.

As suggested you need to add more RAM.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:38 AM   #7
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Base linux is running at 1 GB.

SWAP wouldn't benifit from a SSD?
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:42 AM   #8
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I don't know what you mean by base?

https://www.linuxatemyram.com/

It will but adding more RAM is better.
 
Old 11-20-2017, 08:43 AM   #9
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total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 5964 2841 610 162 2512 2636
Swap: 9126 0 9126
 
Old 11-20-2017, 09:02 AM   #10
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It that with or without the game running?

Your not using swap and you still have 2.6GB of free memory. I don't see a problem.
 
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Without the game running.

The processor also revs up to 100% with the game running.

PS can you tell if I have 1 RAM slot or 2 ram slot used? I don't want to have to crack open the case to check.
 
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http://www.binarytides.com/linux-com...-memory-usage/
 
Old 11-20-2017, 04:07 PM   #13
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dmidecode 3.0
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.6 present.

Handle 0x0011, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000F
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Other
Set: None
Locator: DIMM1
Bank Locator: BANK0
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: None
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: Manufacturer00
Serial Number: SerNum00
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum0
Part Number: ModulePartNumber00
Rank: Unknown

Handle 0x0012, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000F
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Other
Set: None
Locator: DIMM2
Bank Locator: BANK1
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: None
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: Manufacturer01
Serial Number: SerNum01
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum1
Part Number: ModulePartNumber01
Rank: Unknown

Handle 0x0013, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000F
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 2048 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM3
Bank Locator: BANK2
Type: DDR3
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1333 MHz
Manufacturer: Elpida
Serial Number: 9014EDF7
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum2
Part Number: EBJ20UF8BCF0-DJ-F
Rank: Unknown

Handle 0x0014, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000F
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 4096 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM4
Bank Locator: BANK3
Type: DDR3
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1333 MHz
Manufacturer: Micron
Serial Number: 437B4729
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum3
Part Number: 16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
Rank: Unknown


I'm assuming 2 are being used, leaving 2 empty?
 
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