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Upgraded the...crap...out of it, now it's slower!

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I am totally and utterly dumb-founded.

 

anyone who read my sig. yesterday would have laughed in mocking derision of my 256mb of samsung no name ram.(pc 2100)

 

now, i've upgraded to 2- 1 gig sticks of gskill running at ddr2 667 (mobo prevents it from 800).

 

the initial latencies were terrible, but i changed them to 4-4-4-10, yet my computer lags in games when it didn't before.

 

it's actually kinda sad... :(

 

i'm sure there's some yes/no option in bios that i screwed up, so if anyone can think of a problem PLEASE tell me. thanks

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Have you run memtest to ensure both sticks are okay?

 

Or Orthos Blend?

 

Not sure of the your board of course, but might want to ensure they're in dual-channel, and double check in Cpu-Z that 2 gigs are available.

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they are in dual-channel, and both sticks show up in cpu-z. plus i've run super-pi 16M a few times. I haven't run memtest yet since I get online at the library(like now), but i'm downloading it and plan to use it.

i kinda thought if the mem was bad then the computer would crash, i didn't realize that could make it lag...

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Can you reload default/optimized settings and start from there...

 

A clean BIOS might help them out - then you can start tweaking from there.

 

Also suxs that that board will only run 400/667 , now if it ran 800 - hell that would make it the most versatile board ever 4 sure :)

 

r4z

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alrighty, it seems like the ram is fine, ran several passes of memtest then orthos for a few hours.

I'm wondering if the ram could be too fast for the processor. Theoretically, the highest effective ram speed would be 533, at a cpu FSB of 133 (i think), so maybe 667 is slowing it down?

what do you think?

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Hi. As I understand this you replaced mobo, memory and CPU. So I have a few questions:

1. Did you reinstall OS?

2. If you did, try to install MS dual core patch.

3. What about new drivers?

And don`t take it personally, but that VGA you using is very weak.

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