Tip #5: Buy Additional RAM
This is the last-ditch scenario if you’re looking to save money. If you’ve ensured that all the software and installed programs are running correctly, and that your computer case is free of dust, the last option is to modify hardware. This is the most expensive method, and it is less effective for older machines that cannot support newer hardware.
The cheapest component to replace in your gaming PC is your RAM, followed closely by the hard drive. Memory can be found for reasonable prices at many online retailers, and some local outlets will have some and even offer installation service. This isn’t a cost-effective choice, but if you aren’t comfortable performing the upgrade yourself, this is a viable alternative.
The extra RAM will allow programs to load a bit faster, freeing up more energy for the CPU to focus on other tasks. It also increases multitasking ability, which is very helpful for gamers that like to use voice chat on Discord while playing a game, or listen to music on Youtube or Spotify. From here, this is about as much effort you should invest into hardware upgrades before considering getting a new computer.
Upgrading your system’s memory is a cheap way to speed up your gaming PC through hardware.