Should I suspect defective ram if it runs slower than before upgrading Tags: Memory RAM Last response: June 15, 2011 11:50 PM in Memory Share highsis June 15, 2011 4:05:24 PM The ram works fine in all other uses, and it seems to be fast enough for I can't really compare the speed of system in normal usage . I upgraded my ram to 16gb from 8gb without changing the product, CPU from 2500k to 2600k. I am encountering a notable slowdown in gaming. For example, it took me 1.5 seconds to play a month in Victoria2(strategy game) but now it takes up to 3, 4 seconds. Should I suspect if rams are defective? If so, how could I go about testing them and tell they are working correctly or not? Is it possible for some applications to run slower with 16gb ram than 8gb ram of the same products? I'm quite sad my extra cash has gone to waste. Thank you for helping in advance. More about : suspect defective ram runs slower upgrading o1die a c 128 } Memory June 15, 2011 5:31:41 PM Yes. Use cpu-z to check for ram quantity and speed. 1600 will list as 800. Memtest can check for errors m 0 l Stupiditystrikes June 15, 2011 11:50:43 PM Run each ram stick by itself. The defective ram should bsod a ton. If not, then it may be another problem. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Games running slower than before after upgrading graphic card Forum RAM Running Slower Than it Should Be? Forum SolvedComputer running a little slower than before Forum SolvedRam is running slower than stock speed Forum SolvedMy RAM is slower than it should be Forum SolvedGTA IV is running slower than it should Forum Solvedpcie slots running slower than should be? Forum SolvedRunning slower than it should ? Forum SolvedSSD running much slower than it should? Win7 already installed on it should i reformat? Forum Solvedi7-3632QM on Sony Vaio Notebook running slower than it should be. Forum I think my pc is running slower than it should, would I be able to get some help? Forum Games running much slower than they should be suddenly. Forum Crysis 1 running slower than before! Forum My system running slower than it should... Forum EVGA GTX 460SC x2 SLI running slower than it should? Forum 8800GTX out of the box running slower than it should be? Forum Running with 512Mb Ram slower than with 256? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !