Despite my desktop having more memory and a faster CPU, Factorio runs much slower on it than it does on my MacBook Pro because of my motherboard's memory limitations. Rather than drop $300 on an upgraded motherboard and memory and in true Factorio style I prefer to optimize my factory.
Is there anything in particular I can design into my base to make it less memory-intensive?
- a 2x4 fully saturated nuclear power plant
- enough beaconed furnaces to output 9 full blue belts of resources
- 10 resource outposts
- a laser+gun+flame wall
- a rectangular base with complete logistic coverage from a 10x15 roboport grid
I've tried the show-active-entities-on-chunk-counts from the F4 menu and it doesn't seem to correlate with the slowdown, but I can't be sure. I see TONS of data on F5, but it's hard to tell what might be relevant.
Which parts of my base likely take up most of my memory bandwidth? Then I can focus on optimizing or eliminating them to improve my UPS.