Hi, i recently posted here about my computer which was running poorly because i didnt have enough amps to run my graphics card, i have since upgraded my psu and also got a new motherboard (from P5K to P5Q SE)
But to my horror i am still have pretty serious lagging/stalling, the computer sometimes freezes for a few seconds and when i start it up it takes a while to get its arse in gear (e.g if i click the start menu it freezes for a few seconds sometimes longer)
the specs are in my signature, if any1 has any clues as to what could be causing it i would be very greatful.
Also i have ran memtest and i dont get any errors, and the weird thing is i can play the latest games pretty well (empire total war, gta iv, godfather ii, etc)
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The standard DDR2 voltage is 1.8v. Motherboards will run the RAM at 1.8v and loose timings if the RAM is rated at over 1.8v. You need to manually set the RAM speed/timings/voltage in the BIOS to get it to run at its specs. If motherboards didn't run the RAM underclocked out of the box then most high performance RAM that needs more than 1.8v wouldn't even boot up at all. If the sticker on your RAM says 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v, that's what you need to manually set in the BIOS.
Yes, i have now tried every combination, basically i have 5 sticks of 1gb, 3 of them (i hav jus found out) are specifically made for a DFI lan party motherboard, the other 2 are normal ocz platinum 4-4-4-15, but i have ran them in every combination, with and without changing the settings in the bios and i keep having the same results, this tells me my memory is not the problem (i am getting rid of these and getting 2x2gb sticks tommorow anyway just to be safe) so any other ideas what could be causing this?