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Ram Upgrade Makes Computer Unbearably Slow


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#1 d4ve

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 11:41 PM

I recently put 64-bit vista on my system, Asus A8N-SLI deluxe, 2 gigs corsair xms ram, dual 6800 gt's. It worked perfectly. I then put in two more sticks of ram to make 4 gigs, this time using corsair value ram of the same speed. I read reviews of the ram, and several people listed positive results using it on this motherboard, so compatibility shouldn't be an issue.
My system now boots normally usually, but it is ungodly slow, so slow that the mouse pointer moves a couple of seconds after I move the mouse. Basically it is unusable. I'm not sure what the issue is. I tried reformatting completely, and the problem still exists. Any potential solutions?

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:15 AM

Try running memtest on the ram you've got, you may have gotten a bad stick.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:33 AM

If you are running this memory in dual channel then the new modules' spec may be just different enough to make it unstable. Optimally you want to have modules that have the same specs.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 03:21 AM

i recently had troubles running ram in dual channel mode. Tuns out my mobo wasn't clocking the sticks properly, some mobos have problems detecting optimal ram settings. I entered the BIOS, set the timings myself, and all was well after that.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:00 AM

Good to hear you resolved your problem. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:09 AM

If you are running this memory in dual channel then the new modules' spec may be just different enough to make it unstable. Optimally you want to have modules that have the same specs.


After some more tinkering, I'm finding that the system works fine if I only put one stick in to make 3 total, in either slot, with either stick. However, it appears that the system only read 1 gig of memory when I do this, when it should be saying 3.

I think I am going to try this idea though.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:10 PM

If you are running this memory in dual channel then the new modules' spec may be just different enough to make it unstable. Optimally you want to have modules that have the same specs.

whoops, meant to quote this one.

i recently had troubles running ram in dual channel mode. Tuns out my mobo wasn't clocking the sticks properly, some mobos have problems detecting optimal ram settings. I entered the BIOS, set the timings myself, and all was well after that.

okay this one. jesus :-p




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