Too much RAM causes lower framerates ?

Background information:

I have an Tbird 1.2ghz on an asus A7V133 (266fsb) and a geforce2 GTS 32megs.
The rest is rather inconsequential to my problem...

Problem :

I used to have 1 128meg Specdeck chip and 1 256meg Infineon chip (both 133mhz) in my system and had wonderful performance coupled with great framerates in most games (ie. counter-strike = around 175-250 fps)...

Since I installed an additional 256meg Infineon, everything has seemed to be slowed down : certain modules don't load properly (midi sets) and counterstrike yields 50-75 frames tops.

I removed the specdeck and left only the infineons and had the same problem, however, any combination of specdeck and infineon seems fine. I replaced BOTH infineon chips and the same results occur, so it is most likely NOT the RAM.

Solution :

Any ideas guys ????
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  1. Perhaps the new RAM is rated CAS3?

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  2. It looks like it's CAS2 ...
  3. Try each Infineon by itself then try your 128mb module by itself.

    You might also try Cacheman 5 to help Windows manage your memory better.

    Get Cacheman at <A HREF="http://www.outertech.com" target="_new">http://www.outertech.com</A>

    Would you like a Quarter Pounder?
    No, thank you. Just give me the BIG heatsink. It's an Athlon.
  4. Cacheman works great ! Thanks, I owe you ... a BIG heatsink !
  5. That's good news but I can't take the credit. Just passing on information that I read here at THG.

    Are you able to use all of your 640MB of memory at full speed?

    Would you like a Quarter Pounder?
    No, thank you. Just give me the BIG heatsink. It's an Athlon.
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