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Computer won't touch my 2nd GB of ram

By odysseus
Jul 9, 2008
  1. A few months ago I upgraded my comp from 1.5 gb (1gb + 512mb) to 2 x 1gb sticks. I realized my games like Crysis staggered after I played for like 5 minutes. Looking at my Commit Charge, my comp max uses 1.1gb even though the properties on My Computer show the 2.0 gb. Both sticks are the exact same.

    I even set the virutal memory on my fast HD with 2-5 gb and sill no difference.

    specs-

    -Windows XP Pro
    -Mach Speed MSNV-939
    -AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (OC'd)
    -2.20ghz
    -2.0 GB of RAM (2 x 1gb PNY DDR PC3200 Optima)
    -Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS (OC'd)
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    What memory slots are they in on the motherboard? Whichever way you put them in make sure they are either both in the green slots or both in the white slots.
     
  3. odysseus

    odysseus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tired them in both green, both white, and mixed. Same results.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

    >>>>Alert--Incoming Dumb Question <<<<

    The amount of RAM used is program dependent. Since the usage is at 1.1 GB it obviously knows the second stick is there. So my stupid question is, why should we believe it should be using more? Did it use more when there was only 1.5Gb installed?
     
  5. odysseus

    odysseus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    For my computer as fast as it is, is smooth until more of the game is loaded. It went to 1.4gb when i had the old setup. Its a high memory game, no computer would use below 1gb...
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,874

  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    there should be an option in the BIOS to set the mem.
     
  8. odysseus

    odysseus TS Rookie Topic Starter

    why would the FSB change?
     
  9. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    most people overclock by speeding up the FSB.

    if u did not, how did u overclock?
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    did you read the ram guide in the guides forum?
     
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