Sound card, and RAM problem.
This is a two part question.
1. I installed 512mb's more RAM onto my computer. So now I have 1024mb RAM. The problem is, I don't notice anything running faster. Starting up still takes the same amount of time. Counterstrike source, doesn't load, or I can't minimize it and resize it anyfaster. Although, the computer does say I have 1gig of RAM now, opposed to the 512 that I had before. The computer didn't say ANYTHING when I started it up for the firs time with the new ram, it just started as it always does. How do I know if this RAM is working, or if I just don't notice a difference?
2. I bought and installed a new sound card, Sound Blaster LIVE! 24-bit. Works fine, normally. But when I turn on the computer, the speakers, kinda pop for a second, but nothing else. Sounds fine when listening to music and everything else. Is this supposed to happen when I start up, or is something wrong?
Thank you guys.