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Old 02-06-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy RAM slowing down computer

Well, I started off with 4gb of RAM from when I bought this computer 3 years ago. I decided to upgrade it to 8gb of RAM, and bought the exact same brand of RAM because I didn't want there to be anything wrong. When I put only 2gb of RAM just to test it out, my computer was lagging like crazy and uses way too much CPU. Just sitting and doing nothing, it uses %14 of CPU (on only 4gb it would use 0%-1%) I really have no idea why it is doing this. If you guys could help me out I would really appreciate it!
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Well, you put only 2GB in-- Win takes a lot of overhead and it was probably busy paging in and out of virtual memory.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:11 PM   #3
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I also forgot to mention I put 2gb in, then I put the extra 2gb in to get 8gb and see if that fixed the problem. It didn't, and I tried everything I could to make it stop lagging with 6gb and 8gb but it was still lagging. It takes 5 minutes just to load windows whereas if I only have 4gb in, then it loads in about 1 minute. I really don't see why it takes up all my cpu just to handle 6gb or 8gb of RAM
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Well, perhaps the speed of the new RAM chips is significantly slower than the old.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:56 PM   #5
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I have the EXACT same model as the RAM that came inside my computer. I will post a video on youtube to show you my problem.

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