Does low ram effect online gaming ping

August 30, 2010 at 12:28:59
Specs: Windows XP, 3.0Ghz x2/1.2gb

i get 300+ ping on games and wondering if its because of my lack of ram says my isp speed is what it should be at with my old comp i had under100 ping on the same games so im wondering if its the lack in ram that makes my new comp have s--- latency while online gaming my old comp had 2gb ram and a good graphics card this comp has 1.2gb ram and a 128 mb g card opinions please.

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August 30, 2010 at 13:09:55

Ok thanks i was unsure

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August 30, 2010 at 13:51:07

would a difference in ethernet drivers effect it ?

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August 30, 2010 at 16:21:44

Hey core2duo, stick to asking questions. The ping rate is affected by a number of things...RAM isn't one of them.

Is your computer connected to a router via ethernet cable? How long is the cable? Do you have any apps running in the background that may hog some of the bandwidth? AIM, Yahoo, etc? Have you scanned for spyware / malware? How far away is the server you're connecting to? If it's 1/2 way across the world it's gonna take longer than if it were in your own city. It certainly wouldn't hurt to update your driver(s).

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August 30, 2010 at 17:34:09

if ram isnt the problem then what is theres no spyware no viruses no background programs used network tracing program absolutely nothing using up my bandwidth and gives me the results i should get so why do i now get 1k+ms on a game i got 100ms and less on with an older computer ? same ethernet cables same modem same isp same net speed the only thing dif is this comp has a better processor but lacks ram and graphics i cant even load web pages properly so what could it be like really ? iv run out of ideas

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August 30, 2010 at 17:35:24

i also use advanced system care pro so theres no registry errors and comp is optimized for top performance so im totally stumped if it isnt the lack of ram thats causing the prob

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August 30, 2010 at 19:53:00

If you have a weak CPU, weak video card or not enough RAM, your system may very well be a poor for gaming, but none of that has anything to do with internet speed. You do understand what ping is, right? You tell me....where does the RAM come into play as far as ping is concerned?

"i also use advanced system care"

Who said that software was oh-so good? You need to run a cleaner such as CCleaner-Slim, an Anti-Malware program such as MalwareByte's Anti-Malware, & a decent anti-virus scanner. And you need to look at the startup list by running MSCONFIG or using CCleaner's Tools > Startup.

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