Question Upgrade memory. Worth it?

Fearless7life

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Hello everyone!!
My system:core i7 870
1060gtx 3gb
8gb ddr3 ram
Asus maximus fornula iii
Ssd 500gb samsung
Win 10


My question is:i want to upgrade my memory to 16gb. I mainly use my pc for gaming. Is it worth the 100 euro i m going to spend?? I dont want to chance mobo+cpu and i recently have gone from 7080amd to 1060nvidia so changing the gpu is not very likely..

Thnx for your time and knowledge!
 

taeioum

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If you want a major improvement, you're going to have to replace the MOBO/CPU/RAM combo. Your CPU could be what, 11 years old at this point? Your CPU is already being bottlenecked by your 1060, doubling your RAM won't be a big improvement.
 

Hazzahead

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Yes, it may be worth an upgrade to DDR4 RAM. You can stay at 8GB, but yeah don't use DDR3. Also, the i7 870 is very old, as mentioned above, and does not support DDR4, so you will need to get a new core.
 

USAFRet

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Yes, it may be worth an upgrade to DDR4 RAM. You can stay at 8GB, but yeah don't use DDR3. Also, the i7 870 is very old, as mentioned above, and does not support DDR4, so you will need to get a new core.
Any benefit he'd see would not be the difference between the existing DDR3 and new DDR4, but it would be due to a whole new platform.
 

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