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Windows 7: more ram = slower computer?

14 Mar 2013   #1
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 
more ram = slower computer?

i had 4gb of ram then i got another 4 so i have 8gb but my computer seems slower? it says it has 8 but i dont know why things are running slower? what can i do to match them? or make them work best? help!




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14 Mar 2013   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Skrillek, adding ram does not by itself speed up your computer. It does allow many programs to run faster if they use a lot of memory and don't have to swap to disk due to low memory.

Rich
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14 Mar 2013   #3
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

I know that when I had my 4gb it was working smooth and I was happy, but I wanted more ram for games and editing and stuff but when I went up to 8 it felt like it was running on 2gb :s
Simple things ran really slow and I keep a clean computer eg no viruses malware, I always fix registy there are little start up programs. I didn't change any other settings and yet it feels slower...
I read somewhere that there is some settings you need to change or match to do with ram speed or cloack speed?
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14 Mar 2013   #4
Bearcatrp

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Your 100% sure the ram you added is identical to the original set already installed? Tell us what ram is installed and what you purchased? Be specific.
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15 Mar 2013   #5
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bearcatrp View Post
Your 100% sure the ram you added is identical to the original set already installed? Tell us what ram is installed and what you purchased? Be specific.
Good point.

You shouldn't need to do anything with the clock speed skrillek.Thats for O.C.'ing. I'm a little worried by your mention of "I always fix registy" though. Have you done anything to it since you installed the new RAM? Double check the new RAM for same speeds as suggested by Bearcatrp, ALL the numbers have to match.

I just looked at your zip files and the sticks aren't matching at all, as far as CAS Latency,RAS to CAS,RAS Precharge,tRAS or tRC. So basically you're timings doesn't match. Your machine probably IS running slower now than before and I'd bet that you'll soon start getting a few blue screens if you haven't already.
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15 Mar 2013   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

+1 on the mis-matched RAM. It will run at the slowest compatible speed for both. And I could be mistaken but it appears you may have them installed in the wrong slots. You'll need to verify that with your motherboard specs.


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15 Mar 2013   #7
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

this is annoying me because i have about 4 ram stick that are 4gb that i have bought from shops. i asked the gus at the till i need one like i have already in *show him everything about the 4gb ram stick* then sells me something different?! i know they have to be identical but the guy said they would work just as good. ffs now i have to go back and **** shit up.
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15 Mar 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Will mismatched ram work? Sometimes.
Will mismatched ram work correctly? NO
Should you buy mismatched ram and give it a try. You can do what ever you want to but to me it's a waste of money and time. Four gigs of ram that works correctly is better than eight gigs that doesn't work correctly together.
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15 Mar 2013   #9
skrillek

64 bit windows 7 home professional SP1
 
 

Yes I know, that's what I'm mad about . I bought it yesterday, do you think I could get a full refund?
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15 Mar 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It all depends on who you bought it from and the conditions or contract you bought it under. I doesn't hurt to try. You would have better luck returning it with the purpose of applying the refund to a new purchase of the correct ram.
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