Question My CPU is under-performing badly, and I don't know what to do

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pirvuandrey12

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The prices on DDR4 2400 to 3200 modules are all nearly the same at around $37, so just pick the cheapest with the fastest speed and best timings. The worst that will happen is it won't work and you will have to send it back or buy a second one. The only other practical upgrade would be a GTX 1070/1660ti/RTX 2060 as they are 100-110% faster than your GTX 960. Upgrading your CPU is not even really an option, because used and new prices on an i7-6700 or 7700 are still more than a new Ryzen 7 2700 or new Ryzen 5 3600. You are probably better off just saving to build a whole new computer if you want to upgrade the CPU.
Thanks, I think you're right.
I'll see what to do
 

InvalidError

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Though, I notice my CPU is mostly full in games. RAM goes around 80%-90%.. you guys sure RAM is the issue?
RAM cannot fix everything but it helps with smoothing things out.

If you frequently notice games skipping multiple frames while HDD/SSD activity is high due to swapping or asset reloading from storage, that's what extra memory should help the most with: mostly eliminate swapping and cache frequently used data so software does not need to wait for SSD/HDD.
 

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