2 months ago i switched from windows to linux. And i loved. The only problem i have are the games.
I play only csgo and quake arena. And after a few nice minutes suddenly fps drops almost to zero. I can’t do nothing, i just see some small movements every minute. But somethimes if i alt+tab and switch to another software and back i can play again maybe 3 minutes. And this problem is hauting me in every linux distro so far.( mint, mx linux and here on manjaro too) I tried old drivers, different kernels, window mode… with no luck. Is there still something i can do?
While it’s possible to use Manjaro (or any other modern GNU/Linux) on such a system, expecting a decent gaming performance out of 4 GiB or less is a bit of a stretch. I’d recommend upgrading the RAM to at least 8 GiB, and if you’re going to be gaming, then 16 GiB is better.
as @Aragorn already stated the RAM is the bottleneck. while a lot of games are often single-threaded and more cores won’t effect in better performance the missing RAM will cause a lot of trouble because of the missing capacity of RAM-swap. there had been some issues with the ibt-parameter but it is not recommended to turn it off due to severe security leaks.