New RAM Hurts

By Phoenix CMXIV
Jul 15, 2008
  1. I just bought 2 new RAM modules from PQI... 2x 1GB... my computer runs slower than when it had the original 512MB... the speeds are the same both a slow PC2100. but its running 20x slower... Why?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Pagefile not set correctly

    For Xp: (From here:
    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type sysdm.cpl in the Open box.
    2. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Performance.
    3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change under Virtual memory.
    4. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
    5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, type a new paging file size in megabytes (MB) in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

    For Vista:
    click the Start button
    click Control Panel
    click System and Maintenance
    click Performance Information and Tools
    click Advanced Tools (in the Tasks pane at the left side of the dialog box)
    click Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.

    After answering the User Account Control prompt, you’ll arrive at the
    Performance Options dialog box. You’re nearly there

    click the Advanced tab, and then click Change.
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