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Windows 7: Under performing RAM

21 Jan 2013   #11

WIN 7 x64

There done, system spec is put into the thing. kind of kills it for when I have questions about other computers I have though. oh well. Notice a small amount of lag with older card in too, mouse lag though, very slight and rare, but still there, much less than with the newer card. No lag in game though

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21 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Do you have your motherboard manual? It's a must.

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Please post a snap shot as per post #3 after all the ram is installed and the motherboard bios set to default. This tell us what Windows 7 sees as ram.

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22 Jan 2013   #13

WIN 7 x64

Okay got it, Took me a few to get what you meant and wanted.

Also tested GPU on different computer with no stutter effect. Tossed it back into my Rig and played CSGO with FRAPS, AIDA64, Resource MOnitor, and MSI Afterburner running in background to record the usage and temps. Posting it for your viewing pleasure... THe spikes in the afterburner in the first part is most likely do to me adjusting the Video settings in CSGO to 1920x1080

Put different RAM in and played to double check if the RAM I have is bad. Had same Problems with different RAM.
Not sure if its relevant or not, but I scrolled down on afterburner and shows min Memory usage on GPU as min 58 and max 266. WOndering if that is normal because of the low demand the game CS GO has on GPU.
GPU usage peaked at 85% and looks like it stayed steady ish between 40-55% GPU Usage, consistant with the last results.

Put 7870 into the second PCI-E slot and got much much less stuttering, still there a small degree. Can that top PCI-E port be bad and causing my issues? If so why do I not have any problems when I had my 6870 plugged into the same slot.

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22 Jan 2013   #14

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Resource Monitor looks normal. The reason these things are asked of you is because you state you have ram problems. You might not have ram problems.
Please do as you were requested in post #6 by essenbe. winsat mem
It should look something like this.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\System32>winsat mem
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: System memory performance assessment ''
> Run Time 00:00:05.13
> Memory Performance 29750.43 MB/s
> Total Run Time 00:00:06.35
Did you or did you not rum memtest86+ as suggested in post #6 by essenbe?
Did you or did you not set your computer to default as requested in post # 12?
We need to know what you have done or not done and the results or I know of know way of helping you.
I asked in post #12 if you had a copy of the motherboard manual and received no answer. It will show you where to install the ram and what PCI slot to use and what speed those slots are.
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22 Jan 2013   #15

WIN 7 x64

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>winsat mem
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: System memory performance assessment ''
> Run Time 00:00:05.13
> Memory Performance 13572.32 MB/s
> Total Run Time 00:00:06.24


MEMtest was ran a few days ago with No errors, and the "OK got it" was meant for the MOBO manual.
Everything is set as default in MOBO - minus AHCI

Okay so it must be progressive issue, the old card is starting to now act the same way.
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23 Jan 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What ram do you have installed now. How many sticks and in which slots?
How long did you run memtest86+ and did you run it with your new ram and old ram installed.
You keep swapping hardware around and can't keep up with what you are doing with what.
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24 Jan 2013   #17

WIN 7 x64

Post #1: 16GB Corsair XMS3 DDR 3 ... 4 slots filled 16/4... 4 sticks of ram
The exact make and model : CMZ16X3M4A1600C9
Ran Memtest Several Hours no issue. Dont see the need to run another test on unrelated RAM "just to make sure its good" the odds of a single stick of RAM going bad is way up there. THe odds of two sticks of RAM, one of which unrelated to the first set and which happens to be put into a same slot as bad. Yeah bordering up there at impossible. I'd have better luck buying a few winning million dollar lottery tickets. Besides I already tested my 16 Gigs of RAM in another computer with no issues during game session testing.

I keep swapping out each piece of hardware to solve my issue, I cant sit and run tests all day. The only piece I cant swap out is the MOBO.
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24 Jan 2013   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)

And the only way you are going to find which piece of hardware is the problem is to spend the time testing it. Either that or spend a lot of money replacing hardware that is perfectly good.
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24 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If their test you don't want to do that is okay with me. Just let us know so we can get on with our life.
Have a nice day.
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24 Jan 2013   #20

WIN 7 x64

6 hours of memtest is plenty. there is no need to test RAM that has never shown itself to be bad and works fine in another case. In any case, if any of you had a thought about it, I put a different SSD in that was not formated and had old install of windows. I had to remove all traces and reinstall AMD Catalyst 13.1 and driver. Tested CS GO, no issues. FIgured at that point failing SSD? rare but could happen. So I put my other SSD back in, Tested, choppy. Uninstalled every single trace of AMD catalyst, then reinstalled 13.1 and tested. It is holding steady without issue.
My educated guess and logical guess at this point is a corrupted driver that needed to be completely removed and then reinstalled. I call this the worst case of software malfunctioning I have seen yet.
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