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Games lagging at the start + new environments. Slow RAM?

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January 21, 2011 7:51:54 PM

I'm asking what anyone's opionion is on my current situation;
When i run games (e.g. MW2) they will severely freeze in the first few seconds of playing, as though when i move to look at something the RAM is strugling to locate the certain item. I'm certain its not the hard-drive as i've ran various games from other hard drives. If i don't change my viewing angle the fps stays capped at 60. I currently have the below setup;

2x1gb DDR2 667Mhz RAM
Athlon 6000+
8800GT 512Mb
Samsung F3 1TB
Asus M3N78-AM

I'm almost certain thats its the RAM holding back the performance, as often the GPU and CPU can be at 50% usage but it can still be lagging. I'm also sure that its never having to fip into page file, as there is always at least 20% free of RAM.

I downloaded and installed the trial version of performance test, the results were as follows;

Memory Mark - 531 Composite average
Memory - Allocate small block - 2420Mb/s
Memory - Read cached - 1445Mb/s
Memory - Read un-cached - 1275 Mb/s
Memory - Write = 1214Mb/s
Memory - Large RAM - 556 operations per second

I'm not really aware of the speeds in which it should be running, but hopefully the results could help resolve my problem.

Thanks in advance,
January 21, 2011 8:30:25 PM

It's your amount of RAM I had the same problem upgraded to 3GB and all fixed :) 
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January 22, 2011 2:53:23 PM

Also try closing some background processes.
Gamebooster from IOBIT does a good job for a free app.
It will close background processes and free ram as well.