Just upgraded processor can ram be holding it back ? Tags: Memory RAM Processors Last response: February 16, 2013 10:35 PM in Memory Share okanagandcaudio February 16, 2013 5:11:51 PM Upgraded from a AMD athlon 64 fx x2 4200 + to a 6000 + and got a slight increase in performance not as much as i had hoped being a 1.6ghz increase in CPU power. I checked speccy & my ram is running at 200.9-376 mhz there are big drop spikes for some reason. If I upgrade my 2 ddr2 2gb 400mhz slots to 800mhz ram would that help at all ? my processor says the following for bus : Bus Speed 200.9 MHz Rated Bus Speed 1004.6 MHz I have been looking around & read about ram holding the processor back, So I came on here to ask people who know better. Only games I play are The war Z & Arma II / Day Z mod More about : upgraded processor ram holding back okanagandcaudio February 16, 2013 10:35:54 PM anybody ? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedJust upgraded, anything holding my Vid card back? Forum Just upgraded processor, motherboard, and RAM. Computer is running insanely slow after installing new drivers. Help please? Forum SolvedRam holding back CPU? Forum SolvedIs my RAM holding back my gaming performance? Forum SolvedCPU or RAM holding back performance? Forum SolvedIs Kingston Value RAM holding system back? Forum SolvedAMD 955BE RAM holding my cpu back? Forum Questions about fps and processor, also cord holding back refresh rate Forum Just put together new system - is non-AHCI motherboard holding me back Forum SolvedWill 4gb ram hold me back? Forum SolvedWill my processor hold back? Forum Is this RAM holding back higher OCs? Forum Is my RAM holding me back? Forum Is the RAM holding me back? Forum is my ram holding my system back Forum I just upgraded my mobo and processor but I am still using the same hdd. Win 7 will not allow me to boot. Any answers? Forum Solvedwant to run Saints row IV even just a little better upgrade GPU or processor Forum SolvedI want to buy a computer for animation and modeling , just saw a core17 ,500g hdd, 4g ram , 2.3g processor, 4000mb graphic car Forum SolvedRAM overclock holds back CPU?? Forum Upgrading and bottlenecking (CPU holding back GPU) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !