RAM the cause of my CPU spikes?

By zyber45
Oct 11, 2009
  1. I just got some RAM recently to see if it would speed up my computer so my games would run smoother. Problem is, after I installed it I started crashing and spiking CPU into the 90%.
    On top of that lsass.exe overloaded once, and I got a blue error screen.

    Can someone tell me what is wrong or what I did wrong, because I'm not a big computers expert, however I do know a bit.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Not likely.
    You have bad ram, incorrect ram, value ram, low speed ram, ram conflict between modules, or another problem...
    How do you determine spiking CPU, and how do you measure it?
  3. zyber45

    zyber45 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have one application up (the browser flock) and i'm looking at the task manager and when I look around on facebook or go do anything it seems to spike into the 50's and at one point it was in the 90's. And i'm running nothing in the background that could be causing any issues.

    Also the RAM is brand new out of the pack.

    [Edit] I never mentioned this,but I got the RAM to get more virtual memory, because when I played games they were all choppy and after I exited I got the little icon in the taskbar saying "Virtual memory low".
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