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Windows 7: Under performing RAM

17 Jan 2013   #1
realism51

WIN 7 x64
 
 
Under performing RAM

Okay so I have another post going in graphics, this might be related it might not be. I ran a PerformanceTest 8.0 and the Memory Mark is really low.
16GB Corsair XMS3 DDR 3
Bench mark test sets it at 1106 which is equal to 4GB of Kingston PC2-6400 RAM.
Yeah thats pretty bad.
Not sure whats going on, I cant get my memtest disc to boot at all. Not sure what to do at this point. Games get real choppy and mouse cursor lags sometimes.. Thats what Im experiencing. BIOS RAM is set to 1600 1.55Volts ganged




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18 Jan 2013   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Your issue might not be RAM related at all but rather some other hardware issue with your gaming issues. With out any system specs correctly filled in, it's like finding the proverbial needle in the hay stack.
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18 Jan 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 



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18 Jan 2013   #4
realism51

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Nifty program, saves me typing a bit..


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18 Jan 2013   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

actually, if you follow the tutorial linked, there is an additional step to auto-upload all the findings in your profile's specs page, so everyone can see the specs from the My System Specs in the bottom right corner of any and all of your posts.
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18 Jan 2013   #6
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, on the cmd entry that appears, right click it and select run as administrator ) type winsat mem and press enter. Post a screenshot when completed.

When that is completed you may try running winsat formal.

Here is a tutorial for running memtest86+ with a download link. Try re downloading the latest version and burn to disk again. RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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18 Jan 2013   #7
realism51

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the top Essenbee.
Did some swapping today. Since I kept getting low RAM numbers on Performance test 8.0 I figured that is where the issue would be first tackled. Pulled out the RAM and put my HTPC RAM in there, all three sticks = 6GB. Ran performance test, came up with same numbers. Then tested it on Counter Strike GO, No problems, played for half an hour with no chugging or lag like symptoms. THen I moved to test with main RAM.
Next I plugged two RAM sticks into slots 1 and 3 on the MOBO. Tested, same number. Played CS GO, no issues.
Tested the other two RAM sticks in slots 1 and 3 on the MOBO. Tested, same number. Played CS GO, no issues.
After that I put two RAM sticks in slots 2 and 4. Tested, same number. Played CS GO, got the choppiness and lag like issues within a few minutes.
Left 1 stick RAM in slot 4 and retested with same numbers. Played CS GO, got the choppiness.
Swapped it over to slot 2, retested, same numbers. Played CS GO, no issues.
So RAM looks okay, just the MOBO RAM slots. Pity, bought the MOBO a month ago, and it didnt even make it a full month before having issues. Going to RMA it, and probably pick up a different brand MOBO.
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19 Jan 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We still need your spec.
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21 Jan 2013   #9
realism51

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Interesting I placed the 4th stick of Ram in the slot and put my old video card in and it ran just fine. So I guess I may have been wrong in some ways, but how can one slot of RAM be causing issues with the Video card?
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21 Jan 2013   #10
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

Bad ram can cause a multitude of errors that blame any number of things, and cause faults in a number of things. You can also have problems with other pieces of hardware that can show as bad ram, when that is not the underlying problem. That is why we keep asking you to fill out your system specs. It gives us the ability to see what hardware we are dealing with. It enables us to help you resolve your issues. If you will read this to System Info - See Your System Specs
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