Computer Running Slower After Doubling RAM

August 25, 2019 at 08:29:07
Specs: Windows 10
Hello,

i just upgraded my RAM on my Asus U43 series from the standard 4gb to 8gb. after i made the install, everything seems to be happening slower. pages take longer to open in chrome, fps drops below 10 on most online games, and most annoying: start up takes what feels like 4 times as long. it was so bad that i thought i had broken it after i first installed it and started it up again. it almost seemed frozen.

I've been told by pretty much everyone i know that adding more RAM is a good thing, so why would this be any different?

thanks
iosman


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#1
August 25, 2019 at 09:06:54
First, is it the same type/speed of RAM?

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
August 25, 2019 at 09:10:25
If in doubt... remove new RAM and then go to crucial.com and run their RAM utility... It's a free utility which they install (quite safe) and then scan your computer to determine "exactly" what kind of RAM to instal... Could be you have the bought/installed the wrong/incorrectly spec'd RAM

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#3
August 25, 2019 at 09:29:47
Could you run the below system benchmark (takes 2min) and send me the link?
https://www.userbenchmark.com/resou...

i5-6600K[delid]@4.833GHz Core/4.632GHz cache@1.456v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2400MHzCL17@3018MHzCL12@1.465v | Sapphire Nitro+ SE RX 590 8GB@1650Mhz core@1.15v/2236MHz@1500MHz timings BiosModded


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#4
August 25, 2019 at 11:02:01
You need to install the correct RAM. According to Crucial, 2 x 4GB DDR3L-1600.
You also need a 64-bit OS to make the upgrade worthwhile.

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#5
August 28, 2019 at 09:03:04
Thanks my issue has been fixed

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#6
August 28, 2019 at 09:33:58
Can you tell us how; what was the solution?

Always useful to have that information as well. Allows others to benefit from it should they come across this post/thread in the future (often via Google or a cross reference here).


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#7
August 28, 2019 at 10:01:38
i bet he just upgraded his OS

i5-6600K[delid]@4.828GHz Core/4.627GHz cache@1.456v | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2400MHzCL17@3018MHzCL12@1.465v | Sapphire Nitro+ SE RX 590 8GB@1645Mhz core@1.15v/2236MHz


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#8
August 30, 2019 at 06:13:59
Windows has a built in memory check which you can run by using this:

%windir%\system32\MdSched.exe
or
Windows Memory Diagnostic

I think both can be used on Windows 10


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