memory improvement with Tony Buzan

Q & A Section – Yahoo! Answers: Memory Improvement Games

Steven asks…

Where can I find some free online memory improvement games?

admin answers:

Go to the yahoo games on and pick the memory ones they are all free

Donna asks…

computer games to improve my memory?

Can you give me the name of the computer games which are good for memory improvement.

admin answers:

Play braintraining games, like matching pieces puzzle games and logical puzzle games like sudoku,
also the ones where a pattern of shapes comes on screen for some seconds then you have to recreate it within a certain time, they really increase your memory. See if you can download a game package called brain training academy because it has a whole lot of these games in one.

Nancy asks…

Will more memory show me an improvement?

I have a core i5 setup with 4 gb ddr3 1600 and I am interested in knowing if doubling this for only $50 is worth it. I play games and only notice notice slow speeds when opening normal applications.
I have the core i5 750 oc’ed to 3.2 ghz and it NEVER passes 60% usage.
I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit currently installed.

admin answers:

Think of your memory ddr3 as your actual brain memory and your hard-drive as your wallet. Think of a family member picture as a program. When you ask yourself, “WHAT DOES MY FAMILY MEMBER LOOK LIKE?” You can either think about it using your memory, but if you don’t remember , then you need to go into your wallet to look at the picture to store it into memory and process it. In other words, the more you use a certain program, the faster it should open because it’s stored into the ddr memory, but you can only have so many programs or files in the ddr cache. So the more memory you have, the more information is stored in the cache. A computer is constantly processing information between DDR and hard-drive, it first seeks your ddr, then seeks the hard-drive if it can’t find it. So…. The faster the memory, the faster it opens and runs programs, the faster the hard-drive, the faster it finds and loads it into memory to open programs. It’s not just the amount of DDR’s you have installed, but the read speeds they have as well.

Paul asks…

Does memory affect FPS in games?

Hi, thanks for viewing my question. I play games like Age of Conan, World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2, and Sims 2-3. Problem: On these games I only get MAYBE 25fps average on the lowest settings. I was wondering, how dramaticly does memory affect computer games

SPECS:

AMD Athon64 3600×2 CPU: runs at 1.9GHZ [duel core]
OS: Windows Vista 32bit
Memory: 1gb 667mhz. [upgradable to 4gb 1066mhz]
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT [not overclocked] 256mb ver.
HD: 160gb 7200rpm 80gb free.

The 8600 is the best GPU that I can get on the comp without upgrading the psu. It should run games like COD5, and Age of Conan at high though, with at least DECENT fps–Like 40-50. Is my memory the problem, or is it something else?

Also, one question I have is how big of a improv would I see in fps if I just added another GB of memory making it 2gb? Like 10fps improvement; and lastly would it speed up the entire system? Thanks!

(I will vote for who gives the most detailed answer and actually knows what they are saying.)

admin answers:

Well DUHHH, memory affects your ability to watch videos on youtube even ><. 2gb will give you solid memory for another 6 months or so, but dude you need a new computer if you can only handle a 8600 GT, there are computers out there with 12gb+ for personal computers and you can buy a computer with 5gb of ram for 800 bucks now. But yeah for now get another gig of ram.

Ruth asks…

How does memory affect FPS in games?

Hi, thanks for viewing my question. I play games like Age of Conan, World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2, and Sims 2-3. Problem: On these games I only get MAYBE 25fps average on the lowest settings. I was wondering, how dramaticly does memory affect computer games

SPECS:

AMD Athon64 3600×2 CPU: runs at 1.9GHZ [duel core]
OS: Windows Vista 32bit
Memory: 1gb 667mhz. [upgradable to 4gb 1066mhz]
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT [not overclocked] 256mb ver.
HD: 160gb 7200rpm 80gb free.

The 8600 is the best GPU that I can get on the comp without upgrading the psu. It should run games like COD5, and Age of Conan at high though, with at least DECENT fps–Like 40-50. Is my memory the problem, or is it something else?

Also, one question I have is how big of a improv would I see in fps if I just added another GB of memory making it 2gb? Like 10fps improvement; and lastly would it speed up the entire system? Thanks!

(I will vote for who gives the most detailed answer and actually knows what they are talking about)
PSU is 300 wats, any video card above the 8600GT needs a min of 350.

admin answers:

Unfortunately, your system is well-matched. Your hard drive, CPU, PSU, memory, and video card are all in about the same performance class. You can really only get a significant boost from replacing one component if that one component was underpowered compared to the rest of your system.

I would double the RAM just because it’s so inexpensive. Faster RAM is not likely to make much of a difference.

What power supply do you have? What’s the current rating on the 12V line? If you’re comparing just based on the wattage, you may be underestimating what your PSU is capable of. Upgrading the video card is the most likely to get you a significant FPS boost.

Unfortunately, your CPU is going to hold you back. To give you an idea, your 3600X2 has a PassMark CPU rating of 949. A Core 2 Duo E7400 (a modern mid-range CPU) has a rating of 1,691. A Core 2 Duo E8500 (a modern high-end dual core CPU) has a rating of 2,324. Even a Celeron E1400 beats your CPU.

Update: You don’t need a video card that is guaranteed to work with every 300 watt power supply on every motherboard with every CPU. You only need a video card that will work with your power supply in your computer.

When a manufacturer says a video card “requires a 350 watt PSU” that means that it is guaranteed to work with the worst imaginable 350 watt power supply (that meets ATX12V specs) even with the highest-draw CPU. You probably don’t have the worst imaginable power supply or the highest-draw CPU — so that specification is meaningless to you.

Powered by Yahoo! Answers

Previous post:

Next post: