View Full Version : 512 MB. DDR PC266... Will i see some difference?

Cmte. Carvalho
11-14-2004, 12:30 PM
Hi guys;

I bought a 512MB. DDR PC266 memory card to my pc but i didn't receive it yet, so i'm very nervous to see the results... Actually i have a 256 MB. PC266, Athlon 1.2 Ghz and a GeForce 4 Ti4200 64 Mb... I can play fine offline with few planes but the missions take a long time to load and sometimes while playing it freezes for two or three seconds... I also use Windows XP SP2...


11-14-2004, 12:34 PM
your load times will get a bit better and the frezzes and stutters will also get a good bit better. you will see a good improvement http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-14-2004, 02:06 PM
First off I want to say that I have a very slim budget and every upgrade stresses it pretty much.Maybe I should stop playing FBAEP but I`m hooked and won`t stop.

Don`t want to piss here bud but a 266MHz RAM is way outdated.If there weren`t purely financial reasons as to why didn`t you take the 333 or 400 MHz RAM then you`ve been cheated.

I have 512133Mhz RAM but new mobos don`t support it at all so I`ll have to buy 512400MHz RAM when I will upgrade.
I wonder if someone can tell me if switching to 400MHz will make a difference(aiming for 333FSBCPU).

To answer your question,yes it will make a difference,most maps will load rapidly if there is a fair amount of objects on them.Don`t play on Finland or other so big maps,you will get stutters very often and will be hardly able to load up.

I`d say for your PC the best upgrade is a new CPU.It would take the last heartbeat out of your hardware.

Though 512RAM is a good margin to play.

11-14-2004, 02:38 PM
You should have at least 2 slots on your motherboard. When you get your 512 card add it to the 256 so you end up with 768. A total of 768megs will help improve things.

11-14-2004, 04:38 PM
check your motherboard site too, Some boards liek the biggest dimm in the slot closest to the cpu.

11-14-2004, 05:41 PM
Whats the point in him getting 400mhz ram if his mobo only supports 266mhz??

266mhz is so much cheaper than 400mhz because everyone is selling it right now.

I see your point in that it wont crarry to a future upgrade but 400mhz probably wont either, Ram is getting faster all the time.

When he upgrades his comp we will prolly be on 600mhz or summat like that.

11-14-2004, 06:15 PM
512MB of ram will be quite a lot better than 256, and 768 will be better again.
Even 133Mhz (DDR266) ram is many many times faster than disc access.

I'm guessing that 1.2Ghz Athlon is a Thunderbird or similar vintage chip - in which case the mainboard will not make use of faster ram, and likely will not support a newer CPU either. Under the circumstances a ram upgrade is probably the best quick boost.