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Old 09-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I have a decent PC..

AMD Phenom x4 9950 Quad-Core Processor
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Palit nvidia Gf 250GTS card

Then theres my RAM, and i'm thinking this is the issue for my computer running games as well as it should..

DDr2 4096MB @ 333.3Mhz -.-' The size isnt the issue but I reckon the DRAM Frequency is, any advice on if this is the problem and what I should upgrade too? Mobo supports up to 1066Mhz. Yes its on dual memory
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Yep, your RAM is hamstringing you. DDR2 800 would be the slowest I would go. DDR2 1066 would be better, but there's not that much of a difference between them.

Also, make sure your onboard graphics have been turned off in the BIOS so they are not conflicting and/or eating up available RAM/CPU cycles.
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Yeh ok, thanks for the quick reply, I have kept my RAM since upgrading to a quad core and a high end GFX card, but I never realised the RAM was 333mhz, can you recommend any good RAM kits to get?
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i dont think your ram is running at 333mhz. arent you supposed to multiply the frequency by 2 to get the mhz speed? that would mean that youre running ddr2 667mhz ram, which sounds more likely.

333.3 * 2 = 666.6, round up = 667.

if thats the case, then you wouldnt see a big improvement by getting faster ram, might be something else.
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Yeah, Muffin's right. Since it's DDR2 it's doubled. It's DDR2-667.
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since upgrading to a quad core and a high end GFX card
Did you update your BIOS when you upgraded to a quad? It may just be using two of the cores, and most quads run at a lower speed/core.

Also, did you uninstall your old graphics drivers and install the newest set?
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