Originally Posted by jaafit
Haha yep! I'm dealing with some severe lag that's affecting my micro and I'm pretty sure it's due to the RAM speed since I have the most trouble in team games. I don't mean latency or the game slowing down, I mean my framerate goes to like 2 when there are too many units on-screen. It sucks.
I did try removing all but the 333 chip and was able to get a speed of 166, but is that it? Not to sound ungrateful but I'd like to go higher without overclocking. I'm probably asking for the impossible huh?
Lol, that sucks man. Well 166 is actually 333, you see, you have DDR (Double Data Rate RAM), so a multiplier of 2 is applied to 166 which = 333. I have DDR 400 but when I start up my computer it shows DDR 200, that's because the multiplier of 2 is being applied to 200, which makes it 400. So that is your problem, the older RAM is causing your newer RAM to slow down. Just replace it and you will be at the speed you want.
This may or may not be the cause for your lag though, it could be you have some spyware infection or perhaps even a virus? You should run some checks, you never know if you've caught some stuff over the net that you were unaware of.