I just bought two 2 GB sticks of DDR2 800 Super Talent Extreme Performance RAM and put it in my home built system. I am running a Gigabyte MB, 3.0 Ghz core 2 Duo, and a 1 GB NVidia Geforce 9400 GT. I was getting alot of blue screen errors before and when I ran memtest 86, it said my Kingston RAM had gone bad. My system is overclocked to 3.4 Ghz and the BIOS automatically kicks the RAM frequency from 800 to 907. I assume maybe this is why my RAM went bad as I have never had any problems with Kingston.
So I put my new RAM in and started with no OC, system booted up great and no BSOD! But I noticed the system was very slow, so I put my OC back on and underclocked the new RAM to something like 756. Same thing.. then I put it back up to the way it was originally at 907 with 3.4 OC on processor but it still seems slow.
I have two questions.. #1, does anyone know what the MAX voltage for this memory is because currently my voltage in the BIOS is set to AUTO and it says the DDR2 volts is 2.1. I know that the norm is 1.8 and maybe the higher voltage screwed my last memory but this is supposed to by made for OC so I assume it will be ok.
2nd, the system is very slow partly because of having Mcafee security center installed but it is MORE slow now for some reason. I have disabled some of the startup items I have but when I click on an icon or something it is like there is a lag and it takes 5-10 seconds sometimes for anything to happen.
Does anyone know of anything I can do besides the following which I have already done: chkdsk several times, defrag, regcure, virus scans. I know that one obvious step would be to remove Mcafee but since this PC is so much slower than it has ever been WITH McAfee, I want to try to find the reason for it.